Category Archives: Life of Prophets

The Callers to Allah : Nuh and Ibrahim, `alayhim as salam

The Callers to Allah : Nuh and Ibrahim, `alayhim as salam - by Salih ibn Ghanim al-Sadlan Excerpted from "The Callers to Allah", Huda, Safar 1420 Nuh (Noah) `alayhis salam The name of the Prophet Nuh `alayhis salam has been mentioed in the Quran forty-five times. Let us recall some of the ayat and surahs that mention his name; then we will follow up with a recollection of selections from the history of his guidance in his call to Allah. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says (what means): "And indeed We sent Nuh to his people, and he stayed among them a thousand years less fifty years, and the deluge overtook them while they were wrong-doers." (Al-`Ankabut 29:14) Allah Read more ...

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : “Those nearest to me are the pious,…”

People feel envy for many reasons, including over those things that they see others possess, which they really covet. Envy, or ‘hasad’ as it is called in the Quran, is a disease of the heart that manifests itself in the form of many an ugly behavior and word. Sometimes, the envy results in the person who is being envied to even undergo serious harm. However, this post is not about envy, or rather, not about the destructive envy that we should all avoid feeling because of the blessings that we see another possess. This post is rather about how Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) showed his love and concern for some of his companions. Read more ...

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : A Mercy to the Worlds

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : A Mercy to the Worlds "We have sent you but as a mercy to the worlds." [Al-Quran, Surah Al Anbiya 21:107] The year is 570 CE, five years after the death of the Roman Emperor Justinian. An army of men, horses and elephants ruthlessly march towards the city of Makkah, intending to wipe it out of existence. This is the army of the Abysinnian warlord Abraha, who after conquering Yemen is now advancing towards the sacred city of Makkah. One of the notables of Makkah, Abdul-Muttalib, has ordered all the women and children to go up into the mountains and take refuge there whilst the men go and fight. However, the men of Makkah are of no Read more ...

The Calamity of the Prophet’s Death : Effects on the Muslim Nation

The Calamity of the Prophet's Death : Effects on the Muslim Nation Refuting those who Say that the Death of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was not a Calamity Those who make this claim say, "This is Allah's Noble Book and this is the pure Sunnah ofthe Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) so what is there to fear regarding the death of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)", The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) answered them in the following hadith: Zayd ibn Lubayd (ra) related, The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) mentioned something and then said, "That is when knowledge departs." I Read more ...

The Messenger Of Allah was Peace (Amanah) for his Companions

The Messenger Of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was Peace (Amanah) for his Companions (ra) Abu Musa (ra) related that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, "The stars are peace (amanah) to the sky: when the stars leave (i.e., when the are scattered), what has been promised to the sky will come to it (i.e., it will split apart). I am peace (amanah) to my Companions: when I leave, what has been promised to my Companions will come to them (i.e., trials, wars, and discord). And my Companions are peace (amanah) for my Nation: when my Companions leave, what has been promised to my Nation will come to it (i.e., the appearance of innovations, Read more ...

The Sentiments of the Companions When the Prophet Died

The Sentiments of the Companions (ra) When the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) Died The reaction of the Companions regarding the Prophet's death is another affair altogether: Salim ibn 'Ubaid (ra) related, during his sickness, the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) became unconscious; when he later recovered consciousness, he said, 'Has the prayer arrived?' They said, 'Yes.' Then he said, 'Order Bilal to perform the call to prayer, and order Abu Bakr to pray with the people (i.e., to lead the people in prayer).' Then again, he lost consciousness; when he was revived, he said, 'Has the prayer arrived?' They said, 'Yes.' He (sallallahu Read more ...

The Death of the Messenger of Allah is the Greatest of Afflictions

The Death of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is the Greatest of Afflictions Ibn 'Abbas and Saabit Al-Jumahee both related that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: "If one of you is afflicted with a calamity, then let him remember his calamity by me (i.e., by my death); for indeed, it is the greatest of calamities." It becomes clear to us from this hadith that the death of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is the greatest disaster that has occurred or will occur to the Muslim Nation. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) requests that when we remember our calamities or afflictions, we should Read more ...

Talking of Madinah

Talking of Madinah - By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi Friends have invited me to give a talk on Madinah, describing what I saw there, and I have readily agreed. As a Persian poet has said: “To talk of the beloved is no less pleasant than to meet him.” I do not know when I first heard of Makkah and Madinah. Like all Muslim children, I was brought up in an environment in which Hijaz (Arabia) and Makkah and Madinah were household words. I, distinctly, remember people saying Makkah, Madinah together as if these were the same. When they took the name of one of them, they, generally, mentioned that of the other as well. I, thus, came to imagine Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Hijrah

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Hijrah - by Imam Al-Madinah al-Munawarrah ‘Ali Abd-ur-Rahman al-Hudhaifi from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Muharram 12, 1422 (April 6, 2001) The Transcript:   All praise is due to Allah, the Subduer. I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and I testify that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is His slave and Messenger. Fellow Muslims! Fear Allah as He should be feared that you may prosper in this world and the hereafter. Fellow Muslims! The fulfillment of one's religious obligations and aspiration for lofty goals takes a great personal effort, and the sacrifice of one's time Read more ...

The kuffars attempt to put off the light of Islam

The kuffars attempt to put off the light of Islam in the early years of the Prophet - Taken from the book Ar-Raheeq-ul-Makhtoom (The Sealed Nectar) Having fully perceived that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) could never be desisted from his Call, Quraish, in a desperate attempt to quell the tidal wave of the Call, resorted to other cheap means acting from base motives: 1. Scoffing, degrading, ridiculing, belying and laughter-instigating cheap manners, all of which levelled at the new converts in general, and the person of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in particular, with the aim of dragging the spirit of despair into their morale, and slackening their ardent Read more ...