The Quranic Interpretations of the Companions (RA) in the Times of Inter-Muslims War and Conflicts


  • Prof. Dr Asim Naeem Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan



Non-Muslims, Political Islam, Disputes & Conflicts, Companions of the Prophet, Quranic Interpretations


Although version of Arabic language used in the holy Quran is called as “?ar?i mub?n” (Clear and Manifest Arabic) but Quran also possess its specific literal language. There are many words in the holy Quran which are used out of the literary boundaries of their specific meanings. One similar word is used in variety of meanings even in contrast shades. Thus, reader of the holy Quran needs interpretation to comprehend the actual sense of a same word used in different verses. The most authentic interpretation is one which is uttered by the speaker itself. But in the case of the holy Quran we cannot have such interpretation from the speaker, Almighty Allah. So we have to rely on the only mediation source in whom we trust as the messenger of the speaker. Context, atmosphere, era, addressees, and their status are also of the vital importance in comprehension of the descended text. These aspects are known by the audience who witnessed the articulation of the text themselves. To have the knowledge of all these aspects we have to rely on the Companions of the holy Prophet PBUH who viewed all these aspects as the part of the scenario. This speech paper specifically discusses the Quranic interpretations made by the companions in the times of war or mutual conflicts. In contemporary chaotic age this paper likely to facilitate the understanding of the right conduct of the Muslim when two groups of Islam conflict with each other by following the ways and interpretations of the companions (RA) which they followed after the holy Prophet PBUH.




How to Cite

Prof. Dr Asim Naeem. (2024). The Quranic Interpretations of the Companions (RA) in the Times of Inter-Muslims War and Conflicts. ĪQĀN, 6(1), 1–13.