• Uthman ibn Affan (May Allah be pleased with him)

    Uthman ibn Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) was the third rightly guided khalifah of Islam. He followed in the footsteps of the noble Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and the 2 khalifah`s before him.   It was his close friend Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) who introduced …

  • 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 …

  • Dua when lifting the dining sheet

    Abu Umamah Allah be pleased with him narrates that when the messenger of Allah, Allah send peace and blessings upon him would lift his dining sheet he would say All praise is due to Allah, abundant, pure praise, full of blessings, (we ate this food thinking that) we cannot be without it nor independent of …

  • Seeking refuge from misfortune

      Abu Hurayrah, Allah be pleased with him narrates that the messenger of Allah, Allah send peace and blessings upon him would seek refuge from the burden of affliction, misfortune, bad fate and the malicious joy of the enemy. Sufyan (one of the narrators) says that the Messenger of Allah only mentioned three of the …

  • Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be pleased with him)

    Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) was the first free man to accept Islam after the prophet Muhammed received his first revelation in Makkah. During the life of the prophet, Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) was the closest of the companions to him.   Amr ibn al-Aas (May Allah be …

  • 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 …

  • Dua immediately after starting Salah

        Abu Hurayrah, Allah be pleased with him narrates that messenger of Allah, Allah send peace and blessings upon him would stay silent for a while between the (opening) Takbir and recitation of the Quran, (one of the narrators, Abdul Wahid ibn Ziyad says that I think my teacher mentioned ‘silent for a ”little” …

  • History of Al Aqsa Part 1 – Introduction

    Masjid Al-Aqsa has always been dear to the hearts of Muslims, but how much do we know about Islam’s third holiest site and its history?   Check out the first in a series of informative videos on the history of Masjid Al-Aqsa, share and help spread this knowledge by donating towards the project.   Donate …

  • 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).   …

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