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01/07/2009

An-Nadwi, may Allah have mercy upon him, summarized the state of the Arabs and other people at that time, saying, The corrupt conditions and the state reached at the middle of the sixth century A.D. were too serious to be rectified by individual reformers and educators. It was not an issue of correcting an ideology, removing a habit, accepting an.. More

01/07/2009

Allah The Almighty safeguarded His Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, from the polytheism of the pre-Islamic days and from the worship of idols. In this respect, it is narrated by Imaam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon him, in his Musnad on the authority of Hishaam bin ‘Urwah from his father, may Allah have mercy upon them, that he.. More

30/06/2009

The Wisdom of Allah The Almighty entailed preparing people to receive the prophethood of Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in a number of ways, some of which are: 1- Other Prophets giving glad tidings about Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Ibraaheem (Abraham), may Allah exalt his mention, supplicated to Allah The Almighty.. More

27/04/2009

The old world was completely disarranged by the middle of the sixth century and man had fallen to such a depth of depravity that no reformer, revivalist or religious preacher could have hoped to put a new life in the humanity worn to its bones. The problem was not to fight any particular heresy or to its reshape a given mode of divine service, nor the.. More

01/07/2009

‘Abdullaah bin ‘Abd Al-Muttalib was the dearest son of his father. Therefore, after ‘Abdullaah was saved from being slaughteredwhen ‘Abd Al-Muttalib ransomed him for a hundred camels, ‘Abd Al-Muttalib married him to one of the most honorable women in Makkah, namely Aaminah bint Wahb bin ‘Abd Manaaf bin Zuhrah bin.. More

28/04/2009

The Elephant Raid The King of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) had captured Yemen for a very short period. During the lifetime of ‘Abdul-Muttalib, Yemen was under the rule of the King of Abyssinia. In those days Abrahah Ashram was the governor of Yemen on behalf of the king. He built a temple in Yemen and persuaded the Arabs to perform Hajj at the temple.. More

29/04/2009

‘Abdul-Muttalib was one of the nobles of Quraysh. He was known for keeping his promises and for his high moral standards, love for the needy, offering services for the pilgrims, and feeding people. He was even known for feeding the beasts and birds on the mountains during times of famine.He was a true noble who was obeyed and respected amongst.. More

28/04/2011

Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, the Master of Prophets, was born in Bani Hashim lane in Makkah on Monday morning, the ninth of Rabi‘ Al-Awwal, the same year of the Elephant Event, and forty years of the reign of Kisra (Khosru Nushirwan), i.e. the twentieth or twenty-second of April, 571 A.D., according to the scholar Muhammad Sulaiman.. More

01/07/2009

The mother of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, died when he was six years old, in a place between Makkah and Madeenah called Al-Abwaa’. She had taken him on a visit to his maternal uncles from the Banu ‘Adiyy bin An-Najjaar, and on her way back to Makkah, she died and was buried in Al-Abwaa’. After the death of his.. More

29/04/2009

Initially, after his birth, Thuwaybah, the freed slave-girl of Abu Lahab Ibn 'Abdul-Muttalib, suckled him for seven days. She had suckled Hamzah, may Allah be pleased with him, the uncle of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) also. Thus, both Masruh Ibn Thuwaybah and Hamzah were his foster brothers. According to the.. More

29/04/2009

He, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, passed his childhood days in a manner quite strange for the Arabian society. Instead of playing with children of his age group, he felt disgusted in their company and preferred to be in solitude. Allah the Almighty had kept him aloof from every kind of debasement and immorality. A few boys of Quraysh forced him to.. More

15/10/2009

Great people often display hints of their greatness to come, early on in life. We can surely imagine, then, how the childhood of the best of men, the most eminent of messengers and the last of Prophets – Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – had been. In fact, he was even more distinguished as a child, as he was under the special.. More

01/07/2009

Abu Taalib was poor, hence, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, worked as a shepherd in order to assist him. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, informed us that he and all the other prophets worked as shepherds. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, worked as a shepherd in Makkah when he was a young boy and took.. More

07/06/2009

The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, grew up as an orphan but Allah The Almighty gave him refuge. He was also poor, but Allah The Almighty made him self-sufficient. His father, ‘Abdullaah, died before his birth and Thuwaybah (Abu Lahab’s bondwoman) then breastfed him for a few days. [Al-Bukhari] Haleemah As-Sa‘diyyah,.. More

07/06/2009

When he reached the age of forty, Allah The Almighty honored him with Prophethood, and there is no disagreement that his Bi‘thah (mission as a prophet) started on a Monday. It was said that this was on the eighth of Rabee‘ Al-’Awwal, forty-one years after the Year of the Elephant, and this is the opinion of the majority of scholars. Jibreel.. More

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