Books · Knowing the Prophet · Seerah · Tajjaliyat e Nabuwat

Who was ‘Abd al-Mutalib?

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 In the Qur’an, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “Allah is most knowing of where He places His message,” [al-Anaam 6: 124]. When Heraclius, the Roman emperor, asked Abu Sufyan (who at that time was a disbeliever and an enemy of the… Continue reading Who was ‘Abd al-Mutalib?

Books · Knowing the Prophet · Seerah · Tajjaliyat e Nabuwat

Makkah comes to Life

  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Ibn Katheer writes in his book, Al-Seerah al-Nabawiyya (Volume 1): It has been said that all Arabs trace their origins to Isma’eel, the son of Ibraheem; ‘alayhim salaam. However, what is well-known to be true is that the “Arab al-Ariba” [the original Arabs] came… Continue reading Makkah comes to Life

Knowing the Prophet · Seerah · Tajjaliyat e Nabuwat

A Mother’s Single-Handed Upbringing

  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In the last post, we briefly touched upon the parenting skills of Lady Hajar. She remained a single parent her entire life; Prophet Ibraheem would only visit Makkah occasionally he never stayed there. Yet we read no incident where this Lady of faith made complaints to Allah subhanahu… Continue reading A Mother’s Single-Handed Upbringing

Chasing Jannah · Dhul Hijjah · Hajj · Islamic Months

Eid ul Adha and the Story of Hajar

Often times, we hear the saying: Behind every great man, there is a great woman. History proves this statement to be true, whether the woman is a wife, mother or mentor. [Then He will Not Neglect Us] At the closing of the Hajj season, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul Adha in memory of… Continue reading Eid ul Adha and the Story of Hajar