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27/04/2009

When Almighty Allah sent His last and greatest Prophet, Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, humankind was immersed in a state of degeneration. The messages of the past prophets had been distorted and ignored, civilization was on the decline and humanity had slumped into an age of darkness, with disbelief, oppression and corruption prevalent.. More

14/06/2009

First: The Roman Empire The Eastern Roman Empire was known as the Byzantine Empire. It ruled Greece, the Balkan states, Russia, Palestine, all the Mediterranean countries, Egypt and all the countries of Northern Africa. Its capital was Constantinople. It was an unjust empire as it practiced all types of oppression, aggression, and tyranny upon the.. More

14/06/2009

Before the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, had been entrusted with the mission of prophethood, the Jewish community had deteriorated in thought and had a corrupted manner of dealing with its religion.Reviewing the Babylonian Talmud, which the Jews sanctify and which was circulated among the Jews in the sixth century, one finds outlandish.. More

28/04/2009

The Persian Empire was one of the greatest political forces of the region before the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was commissioned to convey the message of Islam. The Persian Empire, which surpassed the Byzantine Empire in fame and power, went through many stages before and after the Bi‘thah (the commissioning of prophethood)... More

28/04/2009

The Byzantine Empire, also known as the Roman Empire, included Rome in Asia Minor (currently Turkey) and extended to countries that lined the eastern and southern basin of the Mediterranean. In this way, the Empire comprised several races from the Berbers and Copts to Arabs and Romans; however, there was no unifier in terms of language, culture or customs... More

15/06/2009

First: The ancestry of the Arabs Historians divide the ancestry of the Arabs into three sections according to the lineages from which they descend: 1- The Baa’idah Arabs (the extinct Arabs): This section includesthe tribes of ‘Aad, Thamood (Thamud), the Giants, Tasm, Jadees, ‘Amyam, Jurhum, Hadharamawt and others who were related.. More

28/04/2009

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. Arab tribes: Arabs have been divided according to lineage.. More

28/04/2009

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

28/06/2009

The inhabitants of Arabia were divided into two sections: Bedouins and town dwellers. The tribal system was dominant among them, even in the civilized kingdoms that arose in Arabia such as the kingdom of Yemen in the south, the kingdom of Al-Heerah in the north-east and the kingdom of Al-Ghasaasinah in the north-west. The groups did not dissolve as.. More

28/06/2009

Large extensive areas of desert constitute the greater part of the Arabian Peninsula, and this is why there was no cultivation except in its outskirts, especially towards (the borders of) Yemen and Ash-Shaam (Greater Syria), and some oases in the different parts of the Peninsula. Pasturing camels and sheep was the main profession in the desert. The.. More

15/06/2009

The Arab nation was suffering severe religious retardation, matchless foolish paganism, moral and social deviations, as well as political and legislative chaos. Hence, they were of low status and lived on the margins of history. In the best cases, they were no more than subjects of the Persian or the Roman empires. Their hearts were full of glorification.. More

28/04/2009

Though Allah The Almighty distinguished man, favored him over all other creatures, bestowed known and unknown graces on him and created him with a sound innate disposition, many people have deviated from the sound innate disposition to worship Allah solely, welcomed misguidance, followed their old enemy, Satan, and worshipped all the different types.. More

30/06/2009

Arab life depended upon traditions and customs, and they had many traditional laws in terms of ancestry, lineage, and tribe-to-tribe and tribe-to-individual relations. This social status could be summed up as follows: 1- Showing limitless vying and boasting of noble ancestry and lineage They were eager to preserve their lineage, which required them.. More

30/06/2009

5- Divorce Divorce was practiced without fixing a limited number of divorces. A man would divorce his wife, then take her back then divorce her, then take her back, and so on, without end. This custom remained in force even up to the early beginnings of Islam; then, Allah The Almighty revealed (what means): {Divorce is twice. Then, either keep [her].. More

28/04/2009

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

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