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History of Mihrab of Prophet’s Mosque

MADINAH: The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah is like a magnet pulling Muslims from across the world who come to pray there and salute Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and two of his close companions. However, a rich Islamic history lies hidden behind the breathtaking view of the mosque, which is an epitome of modern and ancient art and architecture. …

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The execution of Khubayb bin ‘Adiyy

The following is an incident that occurred during the era of the Prophet and which exemplifies the great sacrifices that his companions, may Allah be pleased with them, made for the sake of this religion. The execution of Khubayb, may Allah be pleased with him, has been detailed in many books. One such report is where Abu Hurayrah, may Allah …

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Forgive Those Who Hurt Me

As human beings, each of us has an inherent tendency to deviate from the straight path to do stupid things, awkward things. Not a day passes when a person can be certain that “today I have made no mistakes.” At times we are oblivious of the fact that we are doing wrong; and at times we consciously and deliberately do …

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Owais Qarni and his love for Prophet

Owais Qarni’s is a story that sets an example for all the Muslims as how even without meeting the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), one may still earn Allah’s favor and His pleasure, on account of his unflinching love for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Owais Qarni (may Allah bless him) could never meet the Prophet (peace …

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Manners meant the most to Messenger

The Prophet (peace be upon him) never got angry for anything personal. He would always control himself, showing no sign of overreaction. Indeed, he kept his cool in all situations. However, in case of violation of the limits God has ordered to be observed, the Prophet (peace be upon him) would feel indignant, and his displeasure showed on his face. …

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Accurate Predictions – A Sign of True Prophethood

Many people make the claim that they can predict the future. Astrologists, clairvoyants and numerous religious scriptures put forward prophecies about the future. Is there any way that we can distinguish true prophets from the many liars and frauds that are out there? We can do so by analysing the nature of their prophecies. The predictions of false prophets are …

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The Unsung Hero: Uthman bin Affan

He was a great man. His legacy is not mentioned as often as some of the other companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) such as Abu Bakr and Umar bin Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with them all), but his legacy was no less stellar than theirs and he was, in all that the word entails, a true …

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A most fair division

The Prophet was always very fair in all his dealings with his companions and with his enemies. Injustice, in any type or form, was very hateful to him. Never did he wish to have something that belonged to another person. On the contrary, he was very generous giving away what he has, without any thought that he might need it …

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The Prophet (sa) as the Supreme Commander of the Army

Umm Saad tells us how the Prophet (sa) was a simple man, yet his enemies trembled before him. Under his leadership the companions performed stunning, valorous, and brave deeds. A well-defined code of conduct was followed in the battlefield. For instance women, children, elderly and those not taking part in the battle were not to be killed or harmed in …

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Hudaybiyah: A Victory in the Long Term

Sometimes, events happen that are deemed disturbing by those that witness them first hand. But later on, history will describe these same events as significant positive turning points. The Treaty of Hudaybiyah (6AH, 628CE) is one such example. Allah describes this treaty in Surah Fath as the ‘Manifest victory’ (verse 1). This surah was revealed as the Muslims were returning to …

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