Tag Archives: Aishah

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 ...

Women and Double Standards of Chastity

Source: Saudi Life | By - AFIFA JABEEN THERE was a Facebook post a few days back that went ‘viral’. It said: “When she is a DAUGHTER, she opens a door of Jannah for her father, when she is a WIFE, she completes half of the Deen of her husband, when she is a MOTHER, Jannah lies under her feet." Men and women alike commented in huge numbers, their comments gushing forth with exclamations of  ‘SubhanAllah’ MaashaaAllah’  ‘Alhumdulillah’  on the post, which garnered some 20,000 plus ‘likes’. And then there was a friend, who meticulously copied the above quote to her status, but with a little addition. “Still it sucks Read more ...

The Assassination of Umar ibn Al-Khattab

Martyrdom of Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) was the second khalifah, and one of the ten companions promised Jannah in their lifetimes. Umar (radhiallahu anhu) used to be a soldier – one of the best. But when he became the khalifah, the other companions refused to let him fight – he disagreed with them, but in the end, he stayed back in Madinah while the battles waged. Yet he always made one du’a, publicly and privately, throughout his khilafah: “Allahumma ruziqniy shahaadah,” “O Allah, provide me with martyrdom.” People told him he was crazy – he was the Khalifah, of all people, and Read more ...

Three Dates for the guest

Aishah, the Blessed Prophets wife, was a very hospitable person. She loved to entertain guests, and spend happy hours talking to them. Once a woman came to visit Aishah, bringing her two daughters with her. Aishah received her, smiling and welcoming and very soon the two women were deep in conversation. However, Aishah was faced with a certain difficulty.. At that time, things were very hard in Madinah. Often the people went hungry, and in the Prophets house (pbuh), no fire was made for days and food was scarce, even dates were short in supply. Aishah decided to search the house thoroughly in order to find something to offer her guest. The room Read more ...

Fatimah Bint Muhammad – The Resplendent One

Fatimah Bint Muhammad by 'Abdul Wahid Hamid   Fatimah was the fifth child of Muhammad and Khadijah. She was born at a time when her noble father had begun to spend long periods in the solitude of mountains around Makkah, meditating and reflecting on the great mysteries of creation. This was the time, before the Bithah, when her eldest sister Zaynab was married to her cousin, al-Aas ibn ar Rabiah. Then followed the marriage of her two other sisters, Ruqayyah and Umm Kulthum, to the sons of Abu Lahab, a paternal uncle of the Prophet. Both Abu Lahab and his wife Umm Jamil turned out to be flaming enemies of the Prophet from the very beginning Read more ...

Ramadan : The Superiority of LAILAT-UL-QADR

THE SUPERIORITY OF LAILAT-UL-QADR (THE NIGHT OF DECREE) Allah, the Exalted, says: “Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree). And what will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is? The Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. 83 years and 4 months). Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Jibril (Gabriel)] by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees. (All that night), there is peace (and goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.” [Surah al-Qadr, 97:1-5] “We sent it (this Qur’an) down on a blessed night [(i.e., the Night of Al-Qadr, Surah No. Read more ...