The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, decided to perform Hajj and announced publicly that he was going to do so, and so the people prepared themselves to perform it with him. This was during the month of Thul-Qa‘dah in the tenth year after Hijrah (emigration). A great number of people who lived around Madeenah heard about this and came eagerly to perform Hajj with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa s...

Delegations began arriving in Madeenah to declare their embracing of Islam and their wish to live under the sovereignty of the Muslim state. In Madeenah, the delegations learned much about Islam before returning to their homes. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would send some of his well-versed Companions to teach them their religion. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would also send his messengers to various loca...

“Nor does he speak of his own desire. It is only a Revelation revealed.” [Quran 53: 3-4] In many of the articles we have dealt with the subject of position of Sunnah in Islam and demonstrated its importance to being a Muslim. In the next few articles we will focus on the subject of authority of the Sunnah or Hujjiyyatus Sunnah for it is a foundation of the correct Islamic faith, and in particular, the correct understanding of the ro...

I - Introduction The noble Sunnah is part of the revelation given to Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and it is for this reason that some scholars call it, 'the half-sister of the Quran.’ Sunnah is also similar to the Quran in authority and power over Muslims’ actions and practice and together they are the total source of this religion and its full foundation. This position and role of the Sunnah can easily be a...

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated, Once the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and I went out during the day. While on the journey, he did not talk to me and I did not talk to him. When we reached the market of Bani Qaynuqaa’, he, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, sat in the front-yard of (his daughter) Faatimah's house and asked: “Is Luka’ home? (i.e., 'the small boy' - his grandson Al-Hasan)” But ...

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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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