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  • The Master of Memorizers: Abu Hurayrah

    He is the honorable Companion Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him. Before embracing Islam, he was called ‘Abd Shams (slave of the sun). After he embraced Islam, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) called him ‘Abdur-Rahman (slave of the Most-Merciful) and gave him the nickname of Abu Hurayrah (father of kitten). There is.. More

  • Al-Khansaa': Poetess and Mother of Martyrs

    According to the connoisseurs of Arabic poetry, there has never been a woman whose poetry was as replete with knowledge, or who was more knowledgeable than Al-Khansaa', may Allaah be pleased with her. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to ask her to recite her poetry, which he admired, in front of him. She composed a great deal of.. More

  • The learned master of the Ummah, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas

    He is the glorious Companion, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, the paternal cousin of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He was born three years before the Hijrah, and gave the pledge of allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, when he was very young, and had.. More

  • A glimpse at the life of ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab – I

    When this religion was revealed and the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam taught it and raised people according to its instructions, it delivered brilliant men and women who illuminated history and were esteemed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This religion produced such people who upheld its exalted standards and applied its edicts all over.. More

  • A glimpse at the life of ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab – II

    His religious knowledge and the Prophet's praise of him: Allah, the Magnificent and Glorified, had willed goodness for `Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, and thus rendered him well versed in the religion and enriched him with knowledge. Many scholars have compiled numerous narrations of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam regarding Umar's.. More

  • Al-Baraa' Ibn Maalik Al-Ansaari

    His skin's color was pale and his hair was knotted. But it was his skinny frame that made those who did not know him turn away from him in disapproval. Yet it was he who had defeated one hundred of the knights in duels, to say nothing of those whom he had slain in battle. He, may Allaah be pleased with him, was the courageous, ferocious champion at.. More

  • Jabir Ibn Abdullah

    When Abdullah Ibn 'Amr, may Allaah be pleased with him, joined the Muslim army in the battle of Uhud, he left in Madeenah his son Jabir to take care of the family. Abdullaah, may Allaah be pleased with him, had many daughters; he ordered his only son to take care of them, and did not allow him to join the fighters. The Muslims returned defeated from.. More

  • Thumamah Ibn Uthal - Noble Companion of the Prophet

    In the sixth year after the Hijrah, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, decided to expand the scope of his mission. He sent eight letters to rulers in the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding areas inviting them to Islam. One of these rulers was Thumamah Ibn Uthal. Thumamah was one of the most powerful Arab rulers in pre-Islamic times... More

  • Sa'ad Ibn Abi Waqqaas

    We are now in a small town in a narrow valley. There is no vegetation, no livestock, no gardens, and no rivers. Desert after desert separates the town from the rest of the world. During the day, the heat of the sun is unbearable and the nights are still and lonely. Tribes flock to it like animals in the open country flock to a waterhole. No government.. More

  • The generous, Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubaadah

    He is Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubaadah, May Allah Be Pleased with him, the chief of the Khazraj, and the carrier of the banner of the Ansaar. His mother is ‘Amrah bint Mas’ood. He was nicknamed Abu Thaabit and Abu Qays. He embraced Islam very early, and attended the second ‘Aqabah Pledge of Allegiance along with seventy men and two women.. More

  • Al-'Abbaas Ibn 'Abdul-Muttalib

    Equality and brotherhood of man in Allah are two of the major principles of the Islamic faith. Allah Says (what means): {O mankind! Indeed, We have created you from male and female and made you Peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing.. More

  • The execution of Khubayb bin 'Adiyy

    The following is an incident that occurred during the era of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and which exemplifies the great sacrifices that his companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, made for the sake of this religion. The execution of Khubayb, may Allaah be pleased with him, has been detailed in many books. One such report is where.. More

  • The Ansaar and Us

    Their sacrifices were immense and their faith stunning. The name of Ansaar never fails to evoke undertones of sacrifice, submission, and love of Allah The Most High and His Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and warm sentiments of appreciation in our hearts. There is much for us to learn from their lives. Is there something common between the.. More

  • 'Abdullaah Ibn Umm Maktoom

    'Abdullaah Ibn Umm Maktoom, may Allah be pleased with him, was the cousin of Khadeejah Bint Khuwaylid, Mother of the Believers, may Allah be pleased with her. His father was Qays Ibn Sa’eed and his mother was 'Aatikah Ibnt 'Abdullaah. She was called Umm Maktoom (Mother of the concealed one) because she gave birth to a blind child. ’Abdullaah,.. More

  • 'Abdullah Ibn Salam: From Judaism to Islam

    Al-Hussein Ibn Salam was one of the scholars of the Jews who lived in Yathrib, (Madeenah). All the people of the town had the greatest respect for him. Everyone, no matter what his religion was, treated him with reverence. He had a high reputation for piety, righteousness, and straightforwardness. Al-Hussein lived a tranquil and peaceful, yet serious.. More