Category Archives: Life of Prophets

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The Fudool Alliance

The Fijaar War The Fijaar war pitted the Quraish, along with their allies from the Kinaanah tribe, against the Hawaazin tribe. Like most Arab wars that were fought during the pre Islamic days of ignorance, the Fijaar War began with a trifling dispute and escalated into an all out war. A man named Urwah Ar-Rahhaal ibn 'Utbah ibn Hawaazin granted his protection to Nu'maan ibn Al-Mundhir and his trading caravan, which was travelling to the marketplace of Ukaadh. Al-Barraadh ibn Qais ibn Kinaanah said to Urwah, "Will you protect him against the Kinaanah tribe?" Urwah said, "Yes, and for that matter, I will protect him against all of mankind." When Urwah Read more ...
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The Lineage Of The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)

With respect to the noble lineage of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), there are three versions as stated below: The first was authenticated by biographers and genealogists and states that Prophet Muhammad's genealogy has been traced to 'Adnaan. This version is authentic and well established. The second is subject to controversies and doubt, and traces his lineage beyond 'Adnaan back to Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam). The third version, with some parts definitely incorrect, traces his lineage beyond Ibraaheem back to Adam (alayhis salaam). The first part: Muhammad bin 'Abdullah bin 'Abdul-Muttalib (who was called Shaiba) bin Haashim, (named Read more ...

Names of the Prophet: Explanation and Meanings

Muhammad: is a passive participle, whosoever is praised, possessing many praiseworthy qualities then he is Muhammad. And Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) is praised more than any other person, and this is why - and Allah knows best - he was called by this name in the Torah, due to the many praiseworthy qualities which he, his religion, and his nation possess such that even Moses wished that he would be from them. Defining the meanings of many of the names that have been given to the Last of the Prophets (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), taken from various works of hadeeth. Know that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) has been called Read more ...

What goes up must come down…?

There is something striking about the life of Yusuf 'alyahi as-salaam (peace be upon him). Every time it seems something good is happening to him, it is taken away or something messes it up. Think about it. He tells his father about his amazing dream, and his father informs him that it is something good, and that he is a prophet. Then his brothers throw him in the well. While he is in the well, waiting to be rescued, some passersby go to collect water, and instead they find him. AlhamdulilLah (praise be to God)! He is saved! But wait… they sell him at a market. He becomes a slave. The minister who buys him treats him pretty well, though. He is still Read more ...

Purify your intention for the sake of Allah

I contemplated the way some people, some of whom I have lived with for years, deal with others,. I do not ever recall them laughing, or even smiling at a joke out of courtesy, or reacting positively to the person speaking to them. I used to think that perhaps this was how they were nurtured and that they were unable to alter their nature. I was therefore stunned one day to see some of them with a group of rich and powerful people, laughing and being courteous. I then realised that they only did this for their own personal interests and are thereby losing out on great rewards from Allah. A believer worships Allah by being well-mannered and dealing pleasantly Read more ...

The Freedom of Responsibility

Yusuf `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send his peace and blessings on him) faced many difficulties in life; over a period of decades he was thrown into a well by his brothers as a young boy, sold into slavery, seduced by a beautiful and powerful woman in his youth and then thrown into jail for refusing adultery. In the first two trials he had no choice, but in the last he chose to not commit adultery and was punished for it. Allah describes what follows in these verses: “And women in the city said, ‘The wife of al-’Azeez is seeking to seduce her slave boy; he has impassioned her with love. Indeed, we see her [to be] in clear error.’” Read more ...

Lost city under Rub al-Khali (Empty Quarter)

Source: http://saudilife.net/ | By - Faraz Omar SAND and only sand for thousands of kilometers extending over four nations, Rub al-Khali or the Empty Quarter is the world’s largest sand desert. Uninhabited one may think but the Bedu tribes have survived on the edge since before recorded time. Sand dunes reach as high as 250 meters, while billions of glittering stars light up its night sky – a feat hikers and campers, locals and expats, don’t like to miss. Formidable conditions – extremely high temperature and dry as a bone – have kept travelers and settlers far away. To say this place was once luscious green, with lakes and ponds and Read more ...

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : A Humble servant of Allah

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : A Humble servant of Allah The prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was also a very humble person. He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) lived humbly all his life and never boasted of his social or political position either before or after his successes in Madinah. Once, on a journey, a few of the companions decided to slaughter a goat for a meal. They divided the work among themselves; one was to slaughter it, another to remove its skin, yet another to do the cooking. Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said that he would collect the wood for cooking. His companions said that they would do his work as well. He Read more ...

Friday Khutbah : The Battle of Uhud: Victory – Not Defeat

Friday Khutbah : The Battle of Uhud: Victory - Not Defeat - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah ‘Abdul Muhsin Ibn Muhammad al-Qasim from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, on Rabee'uth-Thaanee 1, 1422 (June 23, 2001) The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah. May peace and blessings be upon His prophet Muhammad. Fellow Muslims! Fear Allah as He should be feared for the fear of Allah increases one in blessings and removes calamities. The Almighty Allah sent our prophet Muhammad to mankind after a break in the series of messengers at a time when the world was immersed in a deep darkness of ignorance. The Prophet and his companions started spreading Read more ...

The Story of Ibrahim’s Sacrifice

The Story of Ibrahim's Sacrifice Brothers and Sisters, all of us know the story of Ibrahim's sacrifice and we say that it was a test by Allah (ta'ala). But do we really understand what Ibrahim went through ? Do we appreciate what it was like to be Ibrahim ? Can we grasp in thought what happened ? Why is it that we regard Ibrahim as the father of faith ? What was it that he achieved ? Ibrahim (alaihi as-salam) is distinguished in the Quran with the title of khalil-ul-Allah (the intimate friend of Allah). In surah al-Nisa, Allah says : "For Allah did take Ibrahim for (an intimate) friend " (Surah Al Nisa' 4:125) He is also described in surah al-Nahl as Read more ...