Now the disbelievers launched a full-scale attack and the Muslim troops also moved forward to face their enemies. Both sides showed great valor. As the day of Badr drew towards its close, the defeated disbelievers fled the battlefield leaving behind seventy men slain and seventy as prisoners. When the fighting started, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, came out to have a full view of the situation. He pointed out to the Muslims that Banu...

At the beginning of the month of Ramadan, 2 AH, news came to Al-Madeenah that a Makkan caravan was coming from Syria which would pass by Al-Madeenah. In order to instill fear in the disbelievers and also to reply to Kurz ibn Jaabir's attack, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) asked a party of the Muhajireen (immigrants) and Ansaar (original residents of Al-Madeenah) to intercept the caravan so that the Makkan...

C- The delegation of the Christians of Najraan: The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, sent a letter to the rulers of Najraan saying: “I invite you to worship Allah instead of worshipping creatures. I invite you to be allies of Allah instead of being allies of creatures. If you refuse, then you must pay the Jizyah [non Muslim poll tax]; otherwise, I declare war on you. Salaam.” When the bishop of Najraan received the let...

A Charter of Islamic Alliance: Just as the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, had established a code of brotherhood amongst the believers, he was also keen on establishing friendly relations between the Muslims and non-Muslim tribes of Arabia. He established a treaty aimed at ruling out all pre-Islamic rancor and inter-tribal feuds. He was meticulous not to leave any area in the charter that would allow pre-Islamic traditions to sneak...

{Nor does he speak of his won desire. It is only a Revelation revealed.} [Quran 53: 3-4] It is necessary to present all evidences—valid in the Islamic Law—in support of the authority of the Sunnah not only to complete the discussion of the topic but also to affirm it and show in a logical fashion, that any claim that Sunnah has no authority in Islam or its role is merely optional, has no validity to speak of. We will first present...

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Pearls of wisdom

"Had this world been, in the sight of Allah, equal to even a mosquito's wing, He would not have provided the disbeliever with even a sip of water thereof." [At-Tirmithi and others]...... More

Lessons from his life

Some more of the admirable qualities of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as a leader: · Recognition of talent in some of his followers and encouraging them in fields where they excelled or showed interest: For example, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,...... More
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