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Sa’ad Ibn Abi Waqqaas

We are now in a small town in a narrow valley. There is no vegetation, no livestock, no gardens, and no rivers. Desert after desert separates the town from the rest of the world. During the day, the heat of the sun is unbearable and the nights are still and lonely. Tribes flock to it like animals in the open …

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Who Are the 7 Black Companions of the Prophet?

Talking about black companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the first name that comes to our minds is Bilal ibn Rabah, the chief of all the people who give adhan, the chief of all of the Mua’dhins. However, this article is not about Bilal (may Allah be pleased with him). This article highlights some of the early figures in Islamic history …

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In Marriage of Ali and Fatimah are Lessons for the Ummah

“Do you know that offers are being made to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ‎ for Fatimah?” asked Ali’s freed slave woman. “No,” replied Ali رضي الله عنه. “Offers have been made. What is preventing you from going to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ‎ so he may give her to you in marriage?” she said. “Do I have anything with which …

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Nusaybah bint Kab (rta)

Not many women in the history of Islam can surpass the exemplary life of Nusaybah bint Kab (rta). She was one of two women, who traveled with seventy-three men to Makkah for pledging allegiance to the Prophet (sa). In complete obedience to the Prophet (sa), they pledged themselves also to Jihad. This historical meeting is known as the second pledge …

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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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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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Pioneering women of the early Muslims

Studying the History of Islam and the holy history of the Life of Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) in a careful and objective way – despite the misunderstandings of some Muslims today – one will be introduced to the pioneering role of Muslim women. Such a leading role was emphasized through protecting the Call to Islam, martyrdom for …

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Umar’s Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, Jews are free to worship at Temple Mount and to study their sacred texts there. Christians freely offer religious services at their holy sites in Jerusalem, such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Muslims too are free to come and go, and to pray the five daily prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque as they please, without fear of …

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Persecution of Leading Personalities

When we speak of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and how they suffered for following the Prophet and adopting Islam, we normally tend to think of those who were in vulnerable positions, such as slaves or former slaves and those who affiliated themselves to one tribe or another, as they were isolated from their own tribe. …

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