Tag Archives: Slave

Beyond Black Victim Status : Slaves Are Superior

Beyond Black Victim Status : Slaves Are Superior - by Umm Zakiyyah | Source : MuslimMatters “We were of the most disgraced of people, and Allah granted us honor with this Islam. Now, whenever we seek honor in other than that which Allah honored us with, Allah shall disgrace us (once again).”  — ‘Umar b. al-Khattab “Black people in America can never be Muslim,” he said to me as I stood next to his desk. I stared at my teacher with an expression that must have conveyed very little of what I felt right then. I didn’t know what to say. I studied his eyes, slightly enlarged by the thick glasses he wore. The deep olive of his Arab complexion Read more ...

“I have never seen such a back before.”

Khabaab (RA) is one of those fortunate persons who offered themselves for sacrifice and suffering for the cause of Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala). He was the sixth or seventh person to embrace Islam and therefore, he suffered long. He was made to put on steel armor and lie in the sun to sweat. Very often he was made to lie flat on burning sand, which caused the flesh on his back to dissolve. He was the slave of a woman. When she came to know that he was visiting RasoolAllah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam), she used to brand his head with a hot iron rod. Umar (RA) during his Caliphate once asked him about the details of his suffering after embracing Islam. He Read more ...

Allah Loves those who do Good

One day, when Ja'far As-Sadiq wanted to perform ablution, he asked his slave to pour water on his hands from a jug. As the slave began to pour out the water, the jug fell onto the face and injured some part of his face,which resulted in Ja'far giving his slave a reproachful look. Fearing punishment, the servant said: “Who repress anger.” * Ja'far reassuringly said, “I have repressed my anger.” “And who pardon men”, * said the slave. “Indeed I pardoned you,” said Ja'far. “Verily Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers),” * said the slave expectantly. “Go: You are free for the sake of Allah (Azza-wa-jal), and you may take from 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 ...

Anything for Allah

Khabaab (RA) is one of those fortunate persons who offered themselves for sacrifice and suffering for the cause of Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala). He was the sixth or seventh person to embrace Islam and therefore, he suffered long. He was made to put on steel armor and lie in the sun to sweat. Very often he was made to lie flat on burning sand, which caused the flesh on his back to dissolve. He was the slave of a woman. When she came to know that he was visiting Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam), she used to brand his head with a hot iron rod. Umar (RA) during his Caliph once asked him about the details of his suffering after embracing Islam. He showed Read more ...

Abu Bakr Sets Bilal Free

The famous story of the first Muazzin & one of the greatest muslims ever, Bilal ibn Rabah. His coming to Islam and his high status amongst the Sahabah is testament that race, color & creed mean nothing in Islam and the famous words in Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) Last Sermon included: "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall Read more ...