Tag Archives: Abu Bakr

Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out as many buckets of water as Allah wished from it. Ibn Abi Quhafah then took the bucket from me and pulled out one or two full buckets, but there was weakness in his pull – may Allah forgive him. Then the bucket turned into a very large one and 'Umar ibn al-Khattab took it. I have never seen any person draw water with such strength as 'Umar did, until the people [drank to their satisfaction and] watered their camels to their fill; whereupon the camels sat beside the water." Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: Do not be Dictatorial!

Compare between three fathers. Each one of them sees his son sitting in front of the television screen during the days of his examination. The first one says to his son, “Muhammad! Revise your lessons!” The second says, “Majid! If you do not revise, by Allah, I will hit you and I will not give you any pocket money!” The third says, “Salih! Would you please revise your lessons? It would be better than watching television, don’t you think?” Which of the three would be considered best manners? Undoubtedly, the third, since he presented his order to him as if it were only a suggestion. Similarly, it should be the case when dealing with your Read more ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

“The One… The One!!”

Bilaal was an Abyssinian from the black race. His destiny made him a slave of some people of the tribe of Jum'ah in Makkah, where his mother was one of their slave girls. He led the life of a slave whose bleak days were alike and who had no right over his day and no hope for his tomorrow. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) and the Holy religion of Islam made this weak Abyssinian slave a teacher to all humanity in the art of faith and defending it with whatever it takes. When Bilaal's owners found out he had embraced the religion of Islam, they took him out in the midday heat when the desert sand turned into burning hell. They would throw him naked on its scorching Read more ...