[quote]110 Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the Scripture had believed it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-livers.
111 They will not harm you save a trifling hurt, and if they fight against you they will turn and flee. And afterward they will not be helped.
112 Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save (where they grasp) a rope from Allah and a rope from men. They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slew the prophets wrongfully. That is because they were rebellious and used to transgress.
113 They are not all alike. Of the People of the Scripture there is a staunch community
who recite the revelations of Allah in the night season, falling prostrate (before Him).
114 They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency, and vie one with another in good works. These are of the righteous.
115 And whatever good they do, they will not be denied the meed thereof. Allah is Aware of those who ward off (evil).
116 Lo! the riches and the progeny of those who disbelieve will not avail them aught against Allah; and such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein. ~Pickthal
Was it a monestary of sorts and/or monks, or individuals in the general population of the unnamed community Mohammed was in? I guess Medina.