As a Doctor of Medicine, and a descendant of a French Catholic family, the very choice of my profession has given me a solid scientific culture that had prepared me very little for a mystic life. Not that I did believe in Allah, but that the dogmas and rites of Christianity in general and of Catholicism in particular never permitted me to feel His presence. Thus, my unitary sentiment for God forbade my accepting the dogma of the Trinity, and co...

4- The permissibility of and the duration of a truce between Muslims and their enemies: The Al-Hudaybiyah peace treaty provides evidence to religious scholars and Imaams of the permissibility of making a truce between Muslims and their enemies for a specific term, whether or not it is in return for compensation to be taken from them. The permissibility of it not being for compensation is based upon the fact that the peace truce of Madeenah wa...

(Continued) 4- Fulfillment of the promise: ‘Amr bin Umayyah Adh-Dhamri, may Allah be pleased with him, was taken captive during the Battle of Bi’r Ma‘oonah. When ‘Aamir bin At-Tufayl knew that ‘Amr was from Mudhar, he released him and shaved his forelock. He released him in return for a slave, whom he claimed that his mother should have released. When ‘Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, left for Madeenah...

‘Aamir bin At-Tufayl was one of the leaders of the Banu ‘Aamir. He was haughty, arrogant and greedy for power. He believed that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would have dominion over the whole Arabian Peninsula and hence, this polytheist went to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and said, 1) “Choose one of three alternatives: 2) To have the Bedouins under your command and the townspe...

There is a difference in the narrations of the expedition of Ar-Rajee‘ regarding the reason for which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, dispatched it. While Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy upon him, mentioned that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, sent some reconnoiterers to gather information about the enemy, other authentic narrations mentioned that a delegation from the two tribes of ‘Adhl and Al-Qa...

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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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