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The stolen armor !


It was narrated that an armor was stolen from the house of a Muslim man from Medina. This incident shaked the whole city. Who could have done such evil in the city of Prophet Muhammad ?

While the investigation was in progress, the thief put the armor in the house of a Jew.

Someone said that he saw a man named Tuma bin Ubayriq steal the armor. Its owner approached the Prophet (peace be on him) and expressed his suspicion about Tumah. But Tuma and his kinsmen colluded to ascribe the guilt to the Jew.

To ascertain the truth, the Prophet sent people to look in Tuma’s house. The armor was not there.

The armor was found in the house of the Jew !

When the Jew concerned was asked about the matter he pleaded that he was not guilty. Tuma's supporters, on the other hand, waged a vigorous propaganda campaign to save Tuma's skin. They argued that the Jew, who had denied the Truth and disbelieved in God and the Prophet (peace be on him), was absolutely untrustworthy, and his statement ought to be rejected outright.

But something happened. God sent the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet to declare that the Jewish man was innocent, and it was indeed Tuma who stole the armor. God revealed in the Qur’an:

“(O Messenger!) We have revealed to you this Book with the Truth so that you may judge between people in accordance with what Allah has shown you. So do not dispute on behalf of the dishonest"4:105

As'salamu Alaikum,

Jazaka Allah Khayr, dear brother Sama.  I have just changed the URL of your image to:

The URL that you had looked like an unreliable link. 

The link above can be found at:

Indeed, do not dispute on behalf of the dishonest.  Do not side with the Muslim against the non-Muslim because he is a Muslim.  The Muslim could be the liar.  Islam is very beautiful indeed.  Alhamdulillah that we are Muslims!  I've been having some very beautiful feelings lately about the blessings of Heaven.  Alhamdulillah for the Favor of Islam.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

For those who would like a scholarly reference for this incident, see ⚛Qur'ān 4(Al-Nisa'):105 | Mufti Shafi Usmani, Tafseer-e-Ma'riful Qur'an (English).

Also, ⚛ Qur'ān 4(Al-Nisa'):105 | Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, Tafhim al-Qur'an (English).

The context mentioned in this Tafsir mirrors the above, original post more.

Jazakum Allah khaira dear brothers Osama and Ahmad. This incident really reflect the beauty of Islam and how its solid foundations paved the way to its light to spread and guide the world of darkness and ignorance.


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