• Examining the main factors in the spread of Islam after Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)’s death

    Introduction It is no coincidence that Islam has become the second largest and the fastest growing religion in the world (Esposito 2002:1). Numerous factors, reasons and circumstances are responsible for the spread and wide acceptance of Islam. Factors such as educational, spiritual, social, cultural, economic, political, psychological, historical, geographical, etc., are from amongst the factors …

  • The Factors Which Led To The Battle Of Badr

    Introduction In the following essay, a precise account of the incidents and factors which led to the battle of Badr will be addressed. Secondly, the reasons and motives behind why the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) took the steps he did which led to the first battle in Islam will also be …

  • The prophet’s journey to Shaam

    The prophet was twelve years old when his uncle Abu Taalib intended to visit the land Shaam (current day Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan).  It was customary for the Quraysh who were engaged in trade to visit Shaam once every year.   Abu Taalib had not intended to take his nephew Muhammad, however when the caravan …

  • Date of Birth of the prophet (peace be upon him)

    Question: When is the birthday of demise of the prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)?   Answer: The precise date of the birth of Muhammad is disputed among the historians and scholars. Ibn Jowzi states that the scholar’s consensus is that the prophet was born in the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-Awwal (570 A.D).   …

  • Abdul Mutalib (The prophets Grandfather)

    Abdul Mutalib was the Grandfather of our beloved prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). His mother’s name was Salma and his father was Haashim.   Abdul Mutalib was very young when his father Haashim died. When Haashim was about to die, he told his brother Mutalib, “Go to Madinah and bring my son Shibah to …

  • Halima Sa`diyah

    Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was breastfed by his mother Aminah for the first few days after his birth. After that Thuwayba who was the freed slave of Abu Lahab breast fed the prophet. Thuwayba was freed by Abu Lahab after she had given him the good news of the prophets birth. Thuwayba nursed our Prophet …

  • The Story of the Splitting of the Prophet’s chest

    Some months after the prophet (peace be upon him) came back with Halima, he and his foster brother were in the fields, his brother came running and said to Halima, “Two men clothed in white have seized that Qurayshi brother of mine and thrown him down and opened up his belly, and are stirring it …

  • Birth of the Prophet

    Every chapter of the lives of great men is worthy of study and scrutiny, and what greater man can there be than the Beloved of Allah, Muhammad Bin Abdullah.   Many great events took place prior to the birth of the beloved final messenger of Allah, Muhammad the son of Abdullah. The prophet was born …

  • Army Of Elephants

    In the year that our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) was born, a great incident took place that has been engraved in the pages of history ever since. This great incident occurred about fifty or fifty five days prior to the birth of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him), and has been mentioned …

  • Family Lineage of the Prophet Muhammad

    The prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was from the direct descendent of the prophet Ismail (peace be upon him). The Arabs used to take great pride in memorising their family lineage, so much so that some would also learn the family lineage of their horses.   In the lineage of the prophet …

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