In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Narrated Anas radhiAllahu ‘anhu that the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Love for the Ansaar is a sign of faith and hatred for the Ansaar is a sign of hypocrisy.” [Volume 1, Book 2, Number 17] Commentary: This hadeeth talks about a sign… Continue reading Hadeeth # 17: Loving the Ansaar – A Sign of Faith
Al-Bukhari’s Writings Although, Imam Al-Bukhari compiled numerous books on the science of hadeeth, his most significant contribution is the Saheeh Al-Bukhari which he titled, Al-Jami Al-Saheeh Al-Musnad Al-Mukhtasar min Umoorir Rasool Allah wa Sunanihi wa Ayyamihi [the Abridged Collection of Authentic Ahadeeth with Connected Chains regarding Matters Pertaining to the Prophet, His Practices and His… Continue reading The Compilation of Saheeh Al-Bukhari
Part 1 A Gifted Ability to Memorize From a young age, he displayed unique ability to understand complex issues of law. However, that was not all. Al-Bukhari was also bestowed by impeccable memory and would remember long and complex chains of narrations of ahadeeth. For a hadeeth to be considered authentic, a reliable chain of… Continue reading Who was Imam Al-Bukhari (Part 2)?
It has been unanimously agreed that Imam Bukhari’s work is the most authentic of all the other works in hadeeth literature put together. The authenticity of Al-Bukari’s work is such that the learned scholars of Islam said, “The most authentic book after the Book of Allah (i.e. the Qur’an) is Saheeh Al-Bukhari.” Imam Bukhari was… Continue reading Who was Imam Al-Bukhari (Part 1)?
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 By Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall The Farewell Pilgrimage In the tenth year of the Hijrah, the Prophet Muhammad salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam went to Makkah as a pilgrim for the last time - his "pilgrimage of farewell" it is called - when from Mount `Arafat he preached to… Continue reading Overview of the Life of Prophet Muhammad [Part 3]
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 By Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall The Jews and Hypocrites In the first year of his reign at Yathrib, the Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam made a solemn treaty with the Jewish tribes, which secured to them equal rights of citizenship and full religious liberty in return for their… Continue reading Overview of the Life of Prophet Muhammad [Part 2]
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 By Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall The Prophet’s Birth Muhammad salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam, son of Abdullah, son of Abdul Muttalib, of the tribe of Quraysh, was born in Makkah fifty-three years before the Hijrah (emigration from Makkah to Madinah). His father died before he was born, and he… Continue reading Overview of the Life of Prophet Muhammad [Part 1]
Part 1| Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Now let us examine the stand which Hussain Ibn Ali radhiAllahu `anhu took in the situation. As said earlier, he sincerely believed that the nomination of Yazeed to the heirship of the Caliphate would destroy the spirit of democracy and republicanism nurtured and developed so assiduously during the Prophet’s era… Continue reading The Tragedy of Karbala [Part 5]
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Hassan Ibn Ali radhiAllahu `anhu lived for ten years during the reign of Ameer Muawiya radhiAllahu `anhu, and after the peace agreement between the two, they had a very close and friendly relationship. However, Hassan radhiAllahu `anhu was poisoned to death, most probably by the same group who were enraged at… Continue reading The Tragedy of Karbala [Part 4]
Part 1 | Part 2 Caliph Ali radhiAllahi `anhu was killed by a Khariji, and Hassan radhiAllahu `anhu accepted the allegiance of the people at Kufa, a big army base. It appeared that another conflict was in the making. Hassan Ibn Ali radhiAllahu `anhu, leading a forty thousand strong contingent, marched to Madinah where he had to… Continue reading The Tragedy of Karbala [Part 3]