Category Archives: Sahabas & others

Do we give Charity like Abu Bakr or even Umar?

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), he would captivate people’s hearts merely by the charm of his manners and his ability to demonstrate his true love for them. Abu Bakr (radhi’Allahu anhu) and ‘Umar (radhi’Allahu anhu) were the best of the Companions. They would always compete with each other in good. Abu Bakr would mostly surpass ‘Umar. If ‘Umar were to be early for prayer, he would find that Abu Bakr had already preceded him. If he were to feed a poor person, he would find that Abu Bakr had already done the same before him. If he were to stay awake the night praying, he would find that Abu Bakr had surpassed him yet again. Once, Read more ...

Love during the Time of Quraysh

Love is a powerful theme that features throughout history, with the power to launch a thousand ships or destroy a country. Zainab bint Muhammad (radhiAllahu anha) is an example of the strength of love and a Muslim woman's patience and courage. Although her story does not feature as prominently in Islamic history as some other Sahabiyaat such as her mother, Khadijah, or her step-mother Aishah, she experienced one of the most difficult struggles faced by Muslim women: the battle between true love and spiritual conviction. Zainab bint RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was the eldest daughter of RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and his Read more ...

The Massacre of Karbala – A Historical Analysis

The Massacre of Karbala - A Historical Analysis by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi --- An MIC and AlMaghrib Institute exclusive. Muharram (1st Islamic month); normally a time of rejoice in Islamic tradition in reminiscing the rescue of Musa (alayhis salaam) and his people from the clutches of Fir'awn, but in the year 61 AH the Muslims faced one of their most agonizing moments... “Is it appropriate for you to kill the likes of me? I am the son of the daughter of your Prophet. There is no other grandson of a prophet who remains on the face of the earth asides from me.” Journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events Read more ...

A Glimpse at the Life of Aishah Bint Abi Bakr

Lecture by Ismail Kamdar | Transcribed by Zara T. | Source : MuslimMatters [The following is the video and transcript of Ismail Kamdar's lecture "A Glimpse at the Life of Aishah Bint Abi Bakr."  The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The lecture can be viewed here. Asalamualaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu All praise is due to Allah (SWT) and may Allah's peace and blessings be upon His final messenger, the mercy to this universe, the Prophet Muhammad [saws], and for everybody who follows his way with righteousness until the last day. The topic I have chosen for this session is a glimpse at Read more ...

This Woman is My Hero

In this sermon, Imam Khalid Latif shares the story of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

 

 

The Advice of ‘Umar (radhi Allahu anhu)

If we all tried to improve our servitude to Allah individually, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala will improve us all collectively. Here are a set of rules to try to abide by every day of our lives insha'Allah. There is so much more guidance and naseeha in the Quran and Sunnah, but this is a beautiful and massively beneficial step in the right direction towards changing our selves and our lives.. and insha'Allah have less to regret in both this world and the next. Try to follow the advice line by line. Teach your children whilst they are young. Teach your students, friends and family and support each other in implementing the advice of the man who the shayateen Read more ...

If I Do Good, Help Me; and If I Do Wrong, Correct Me

After he was given the treaty to become the caliph following the Prophet ? (peace be upon him), Abu Bakr radi Allahu `anhu gave a short inaugural speech: “Oh people, as I have now been placed in a position of authority over you and I am not the best of you, if I do good, then help me, and if I do wrong then correct me. Truth is a trust and lying is betrayal. The weak amongst you is strong with me until I get his rights returned to him, God willing; and the strong amongst you is weak until I [justly] take the right from him, God willing… Obey me as long as I obeyed Allah and His messenger, so if I disobey Allah and His messenger then you owe me no obedience.” Read more ...

The Caliph and the New Clothes – An Eid Story

The Caliph and the New Clothes – An Eid Story Posted by Muhammad Wajid Akhter •  Source : MuslimMatters Two little boys came running to their mother with a request. “Jarir and Mughiz have both got new clothes for Eid. Can we have some new clothes as well?” Their mother, Fatima bint Abdul Malik, was no ordinary woman. Her father, grandfather and each of her four brothers were at one time or another Caliph and leader of the believers. In fact, her own husband was the present Caliph, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz – who ruled the world’s largest empire that stretched from the Atlantic to the Indian oceans. She promised them that she would check with their Read more ...

The Democratic Republic of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)

By Amani Aboul Fadl Farag Courtesy: http://www.readingislam.com/ The United States boasts about democracy as being an invention which it has spread all over the free world, but according to facts of history, democracy is not an American invention. It is thought that democracy was first practiced in Rome BC where the Caesar was elected by the members of the Senate. But this Roman experience could easily be detected as an incomplete democracy, as the senators themselves were representatives of aristocracy and social elites who did not voice the common Romans as much as they voiced their own caste. No matter how short lasting and incomplete the Roman experience Read more ...

Muadh ibn Jabal: The Honest Emissary of Islam

Muadh ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) was a young man growing up in Yathrib [Madinah today] as the light of guidance and truth began to spread over the Arabian peninsula. He was a handsome and imposing character with black eyes and curly hair and immediately impressed whoever he met. He was already distinguished for the sharpness of his intelligence among young men of his own age. The young Muadh became a Muslim at the hands of Musab ibn Umayr, the da’iy (missionary) whom the Prophet (peace be upon him) had sent to Yathrib before the hijrah. Muadh was among the seventy-two Yathribites who traveled to Makkah, one year before the hijrah, and Read more ...