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Mosque of the Dissension
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Scene (and symbol) of opposition to Muḥammad in Medina (q.v.) in 9/630, to which allusion is made in q 9:107: “And those who have taken a mosque (q.v.) in opposition (ḍirāran, see opposition to muḥammad ) and unbelief (see belief and unbelief ), and to divide the believers, and as a place of ambush for those who fought God and his messenger (q.v.) aforetime, will swear ‘We desire nothing but good’; and God testifies they are truly liars (see lie ).” This obscure incident took place in Qubāʾ, in upper (i.e. southern) Medina (see Lecker, Muslims, map. 2), sometime after Rajab 9/October 630 …

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Gilliot, Claude, “Mosque of the Dissension”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00291>



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