Tag Archives: Yemen

insurgency of the khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn ‘Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij When the Hurooreeyah rebelled, they isolated themselves in a place. There were 6000 of them and they were united in rebelling against 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu). Continuously people would come to 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu) and say: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Verily these people are rebelling against you." He said: "Leave them, verily I will not fight them until they fight me and [they will fight me] that's what they will do." So when it came to that day, I came to 'Ali before the Zuhr prayer and I said to him: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Delay the prayer until it is cooler perhaps I will speak Read more ...

The Story of the Boy and the King from Surah al-Buruj

The Story of the Boy and the King - from Surah al-Buruj: Tafsir Ibn Kathir Imam Ahmad recorded from Suhayb that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: Among the people who came before you, there was a king who had a sorcerer, and when that sorcerer became old, he said to the king, “I have become old and my time is nearly over, so please send me a boy whom I can teach magic.” So, he sent him a boy and the sorcerer taught him magic. Whenever the boy went to the sorcerer, he sat with a monk who was on the way and listened to his speech and admired them. So, when he went to the sorcerer, he passed by the monk and sat there with him; Read more ...

The Owners of the Elephant

The Owners of the Elephant The Year of the Elephant: April 20, 571 AD “Have you (O Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)) not seen how your Lord dealt with the Owners of the Elephant? [The elephant army which came from Yemen under the command of Abrahah Al-Ashram intending to destroy the Ka'bah at Makkah]. Did He not make their plot go astray? And sent against them birds, in flocks, Striking them with stones of Sijjil. And made them like an empty field of stalks (of which the corn has been eaten up by cattle).” [Surah al-Fil, 105:1-5] “The Owners of the Elephant” refers to the army of Abrahah ibn Al-Ashram Al-Habashi, who became ruler of Read more ...

Why Hijab?

Nobel Peace Prize winner "Tawakkul Karman," 'The mother of Yemen's revolution,' when asked about her Hijab by journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, replied: "Man in early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is a regression back to the ancient times." Read more ...

Muadh ibn Jabal: The Honest Emissary of Islam

Muadh ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) was a young man growing up in Yathrib [Madinah today] as the light of guidance and truth began to spread over the Arabian peninsula. He was a handsome and imposing character with black eyes and curly hair and immediately impressed whoever he met. He was already distinguished for the sharpness of his intelligence among young men of his own age. The young Muadh became a Muslim at the hands of Musab ibn Umayr, the da’iy (missionary) whom the Prophet (peace be upon him) had sent to Yathrib before the hijrah. Muadh was among the seventy-two Yathribites who traveled to Makkah, one year before the hijrah, and 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 ...

Thrown in the Fire…

The Miracle of Ibrahim, for Abu Muslim. When Al-Aswad (The False Prophet) gained a considerable following in Yemen, he sent for Abu Muslim Al-Khaulaanee (radhiAllahu anhu). When Abu Muslim came before him, Al-Aswad haughtily asked, “Do you bear witness that I am indeed the Messenger of Allah?” Abu Muslim said, “I do not hear.” Al-Aswad said, “Do you bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam)?” Abu Muslim said, “Yes.” Al-Aswad repeatedly asked the two questions, and Abu Muslim repeatedly gave the same answers for both. So furious did Al-Aswad become that he ordered for Abu Muslim to be thrown Read more ...