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Abbad Ibn Bishr (R.A.)

Abbad Ibn Bishr

It was the fourth year after the Hijrah. The city of the Prophet was still under threat from within and without. From within the influential Jewish tribe, the Banu an-Nadir, broke their agreement with the Prophet and made plans to kill him. For this, they were banished from the city. This was in the month […]

Khalid ibn al-Walid (R.A.) – The Drawn Sword of Allah

Khalid ibn al Walid

Khalid ibn al-Walid (592–642)also known as SayfAllah al-Maslul (the Drawn Sword of Allah), was a Sahabi, a companion of the prophet Muhammad(pbuh), and one of the greatest military commanders of all time. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess, commanding the forces of Muhammad(pbuh) and those of his immediate successors of the Rashidun […]

Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (R.A.)

Abdullah Ibn Jahsh

When he was still a youth, not yet past the age of puberty, he used to roam the mountain trails of Makkah far away from people, tending the flocks of a Quraysh chieftain, Uqbah ibn Muayt. People called him “Ibn Umm Abd”- the son of the mother of a slave. His real name was Abdullah […]

Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum (R.A.)

Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum

Abdullah ibn Umm Maktum was a cousin of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Mother of the Believers, may God be pleased with her. His father was Qays ibn Za’id and his mother was Aatikah bint Abdullah. She was called Umm Maktum (Mother of the Concealed One) because she gave birth to a blind child. Abdullah witnessed the […]

Abdullah ibn Abbas (R.A.)

Abdullah ibn Abbas

Abdullah was the son of Abbas, an uncle of the noble Prophet. He was born just three years before the Hijrah. When the Prophet died, Abdullah was thus only thirteen years old. When he was born, his mother took him to the blessed Prophet who put some of his saliva on the babe’s tongue even […]

Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (R.A.)

Abu Ayyub Al Ansari

Khalid ibn Zayd ibn Kulayb from the Banu Najjar was a great and close companion of the Prophet. He was known as Abu Ayyub (the father of Ayyub) and enjoyed a privilege which many of the Ansar in Madinah hoped they would have. When the Prophet, peace and blessings of God be upon him, reached […]

Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari (R.A.)

Abu Dharr Al Ghifari

In the Waddan valley which connects Makkah with the outside world, lived the tribe of Ghifar. The Ghifar existed on the meager offerings of the trade caravans of the Quraysh which plied between Syria and Makkah. It is likely that they also lived by raiding these caravans when they were not given enough to satisfy […]

Abu Hurayrah (R.A.)

Abu Hurayrah

“An Abi Hurayrata, radiyallahu anhu, qal.’ qala rasul Allahi, sallallahu alayhi wa sailam…” Through this phrase millions of Muslims from the early history of Islam to the present have come to be familiar with the name Abu Hurayrah. In speeches and lectures, in Friday khutbahs and seminars, in the books of hadith and sirah, fiqh […]

Abu Musa Al-Ashari (R.A)

Abu Musa Al Ashari

When Abu Musa (R.A) to Basrah as governor of the city, he called the inhabitants to a meeting and addressed them: “The Amir al-Muminin, Umar, has sent me to you to teach you the Book of your Lord and the Sunnah of His Prophet and to clean your streets for you.” People were taken aback […]

Ali R.A – The Lion of Allah

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“You [Ali] are my brother in this world and the next.” (Hadith) Ali’s Election After Uthman’s martyrdom, the office of the caliphate remained unfilled for two or three days. Many insisted that Ali should take up the office, but he was embarrassed by the fact that the people who pressed him hardest were the rebels, […]