Tag Archives: Jibril

Where is Allah?

WHO IS ALLAH? Allah is the proper name applied to the true God who exists necessarily by Himself comprising all the excellent Divine names and attributes of perfection. Allah is One and Unique. He has no son, no partner, nor equal. He is the sole Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Every creature bears witness to His Oneness, Divinity, and Ruboobiyyah [Ruboobiyyah, inf. of Rubb], and to the uniqueness of His attributes and names. His essence does not resemble the essences. He does not inhere in anything, nor does anything inhere in Him. “There is none like unto Him.” He is the One, the Sole, the Indivisible. He is the Rubb [Some translate the Read more ...

A Prophet King or a Slave Messenger?

 "Do not over praise me as the Christians over-praised 'Eesaa, son of Maryam. Indeed, I am only a slave. So call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger." This is an excerpt from the last chapter of Ibn Rajab's [1] famous book: al-Khushoo' fis-Salaat. Here, he deals with the status of a slave-messenger which the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) actually selected for himself when given the choice.  The chapter expounds upon the nobility of such a choice and the reasons behind it. Pay special attention to the advice of Ibraaheem Ibn Adham at the end, although it is da'eef jiddan in its chain, it is tremendous in meaning. The Prophet (sallallaahu Read more ...

Enmity of Jews towards Jibril

Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn 'Abbas said, "A group of Jews came to Allah's Prophet and said, 'Talk to us about some things we will ask you and which only a Prophet would know.' He said, 'Ask me about whatever you wish. However, give your pledge to Allah, similar to the pledge that Ya'qub took from his children, that if I tell you something and you recognize its truth, you will follow me in Islam.' They said, 'Agreed.' The Prophet said, 'Ask me about whatever you wish.' They said, 'Tell us about four matters: 1. What kinds of food did Israel prohibit for himself 2. What about the sexual discharge of the woman and the man, and what role does each Read more ...

Brief History of Compilation of the Quran

Brief History of Compilation of the Quran During the life of the Prophet (saw) (570-632 CE) The Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam] used to recite the Quran before angel Jibreel (Gabriel) once every Ramadan, but he recited it twice (in the same order we have today) in the last Ramadan before his death. Jibreel also taught the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam] the seven modes of recitation. Each verse received was recited by the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam], and its location relative to other verses and surahs was identified by him. The verses were written by scribes, selected by the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho Read more ...

The Hadith Jibril – The Foundation of Prophetic Guidance

The Hadith Jibril - The Foundation of Prophetic Guidance This was discussed in an online course at SunniPath.com. This is the 2nd Hadith in the acclaimed Forty Ahaadith by An-Nawawi. If one ever needs a Hadith to encompass our core Islamic beliefs, tenants & faith. This would be it. `Umar ibn Khattab (Allah be well pleased with him) said: "As we were sitting one day before the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), a man suddenly appeared. He wore pure white clothes and his hair was dark black-yet there were no signs of travel on him, and none of us knew him. He came and sat down in front of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Read more ...