Tag Archives: Abu Jahl

Islam’s Message vs Makkan Tribal Politics

The Arab world was a tribal world where tribal customs and affiliations held sway. Most behavior was governed by tribal conflicts and competition between tribes for dominance and leadership. When Allah chose His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to carry His Message, he was one of the most distinguished and noble men in his society. His father came from the house of `Abd al-Manaf and his mother from the noble house of Zuhrah. He was from the most noble lineages of the most noble clan – Banu Hashim – of the tribe of Quraysh. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was also known for his noble manners and exemplary character. He remained aloof from the shortcomings 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 ...

“Each verse is like a date; the more you chew it…”

1 - The Messenger of Allah said: "Whoever wants to to love Allah and His Messenger, then let him read the Mushaf." ['Sahih al-Jami''; # 6289] 2 - Ibn 'Abbas narrated: "al-Walid bin al-Mughirah (a polytheist) came to the Messenger of Allah. The Messenger of Allah recited the Qur'an to him, and al-Walid seemed to become affected and softened by it. Abu Jahl came to know of this, so, he came to al-Walid and said: "Don't you see that your people are collecting charity for you?" He said: "And why is that?" Abu Jahl replied: "So that they can give it to you, as they see that you went to Muhammad to get some of his food." al-Walid said: "Quraysh knows that Read more ...

Hamzah : The Lion of Allah, the Martyr of Martyrs

Hamzah : The Lion of Allah, the Martyr of Martyrs In Muslim history there are some extraordinary stories of how people have embraced Islam over the years. As Muslims, these stories encourage and inspire us to learn more and more about the history of Islam, especially in the early days when our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was struggling to make its message known and heard. Learning about how others came to Islam allows us to pause and reflect on our own spirituality and to thank Almighty Allah for His great gift to us of being Muslims. Such stories of heroism and of spiritual searching help us to put into context our own poor efforts as servants Read more ...