Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, embraces Islam
He was the first free, noble man to believe in the Prophet . He was an intimate friend of the Prophet from before he received revelation. The Prophet described his conversion to Islam.. More
After the revelation of the verses of Soorat Al-Muddathir as mentioned in the previous article, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, began his Da’wah (call) to Allah The Almighty and to Islam secretly. Naturally, he began with his household, friends and the closest people to him.
1- Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her, embraces.. More
We have already mentioned in the previous article that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, arrived in Al-Madeenah on Friday, Rabee’ Al-Awwal 12, 1 AH, i.e. September 27, 622 CE and took the lower portion of the house of Abu Ayyoob, may Allah be pleased with him, as a temporary residence.
The first task to which the Prophet,.. More
The period of the family life of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, during his marriage to his first wife, Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her, could be considered as the prototype of an Islamic family life. This implies that we should look at this period as the ideal example for family relationships, practices, and attitudes which.. More
Respect for the family
Another clue was the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, respect for his family. 'Aa'ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said: "The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, has never beaten a wife or a servant, and he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, has never hit anything with his hand except when fighting.. More
He, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, passed his childhood days in a manner quite strange for the Arabian society. Instead of playing with children of his age group, he felt disgusted in their company and preferred to be in solitude. Allah the Almighty had kept him aloof from every kind of debasement and immorality. A few boys of Quraysh forced him to.. More
Initially, after his birth, Thuwaybah, the freed slave-girl of Abu Lahab Ibn 'Abdul-Muttalib, suckled him for seven days. She had suckled Hamzah, may Allah be pleased with him, the uncle of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) also. Thus, both Masruh Ibn Thuwaybah and Hamzah were his foster brothers. According to the.. More
The Elephant Raid
The King of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) had captured Yemen for a very short period. During the lifetime of ‘Abdul-Muttalib, Yemen was under the rule of the King of Abyssinia. In those days Abrahah Ashram was the governor of Yemen on behalf of the king. He built a temple in Yemen and persuaded the Arabs to perform Hajj at the temple.. More
In a previous article, we have stated that prior to Islam, the Arabs were in a bad state and there was imbalance in all aspects of their lives: social, moral and intellectual. In the following lines, we shall discuss the intellectual and social life of the people of the Arabian Peninsula at that time:
1- Intellectual life: The inhabitants of the Arabian.. More
Social life of the Arabs:
Before the advent of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Arabian society was divided into several social strata, which produced both advantages and disadvantages in the resultant social structure. Women among the nobility were accorded an advanced degree of esteem. They enjoyed considerable free will in.. More
The Arabian Peninsula is enclosed in the west by the Red Sea and Sinai, in the east by the Arabian Gulf, in the south by the Arabian Sea, which is an extension of the Indian Ocean, and in the north by old Syria and part of Iraq. The area is estimated between 1 and 1.25 million square miles.
Arabs have been divided according to lineage.. More
A journey of rejuvenation and inspiration In the few years that preceded the incident of Israa’ and Mi'raaj, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and the believers with him had gone through...More