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Personalities in Islam

Juwayriyya bint al-Harith

Source : Islamstory / 27 Aug 2013

Juwayriyya bint Harith, may Allah be pleased with her, married the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in 5 AH, when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was fifty-eight years old and she was twenty, not long after his marriage to Zaynab bint Jahsh, and as a result of the Muslims ' successful campaign against the Banu Mustaliq who were swiftly defeated after the Prophet's (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  surprise attack.


Bilal Ibn Rabah: Islam’s first Muezzin

By Aisha Stacey / 1 Aug 2013

Bilal Ibn Rabah’s (may Allah be pleased with him) acceptance of Islam is a powerful story, involving slavery, conversion, torture, and rescue.  It touches on aspects of racism, is a lesson in pluralism, and teaches us that piety is the only way to measure of a person’s worth. Bilal’s story is also the story of the adhaan, or call to prayer, for Bilal (may Allah be pleased with him) was also Islam’s first muaddhin [1].


Asma' Bint 'Umays

Source : / 24 Jul 2013

Her Name & Family

Asma' bint 'Umays Ibn Ma'd Ibn Tamîm Ibn al-Hârith Ibn Ka'b Ibn Mâlik Ibn Quhâfah. She was called Umm' Abdullah.

Life in Islam

She had embraced Islam early, even before Muslims got into al-Arqam house. She was the wife of Ja'far Ibn Abu Tâlib. Asmâ' (may Allah be pleased with her) was among the early immigrants too. She migrated with her husband, Ja'far Ibn Abu Tâlib to Abyssinia. There, she gave birth to three children: 'Abdullah, Muhammad, and `Awn.


Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari

Source : / 23 Jul 2013

He is Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari Khaalid ibn Zayd, May Allah be pleased with him. He was the grandson of Maalik ibn An-Najjaar and his mother was Hind bint Sa‘eed. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  made him the brother of Mus‘ab ibn ‘Umayr, May Allah Be Pleased with them. He witnessed the Second Pledge of Al-‘Aqabah.


Beware of Hatred and Malice in Islam

By Abu Amina Elias / 15 Jul 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Islam teaches us to beware of hatred and malice. It is a disease of the heart whose consequences are destructive to the individual, the community, and the religion.

Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:


Do not hate each other, do not envy each other, do not turn away from each other, but rather be servants of Allah as brothers.


Salman al-Farsi

Source : / 15 Jul 2013

This is a story of a seeker of Truth, the story of Salman the Persian, gleaned, to begin with, from his own words:

I grew up in the town of Isfahan in Persia in the village of Jayyan. My father was the Dihqan or chief of the village. He was the richest person there and had the biggest house.


Abul-Hasan Al-Mahamili

By Abu Layth / 4 July 2013

With the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The following biography of Imam Abul Hasan Al-Mahamili (المحاملي) is my abridged summation of the introduction of Dr. Abdul Karim Al-’Umari (ghafar Allahu lahu) of Al-Lubab fi Fiqh Ash-Shafi’i. His commentary and notes of the Lubab of Imam Abul Hasan Mahamili is the best published, to my knowledge. For more detail regarding Imam Abul Hasan’s life please refer to his work, or to the Tabaqaat of the Shafi’i scholars such as Ibn As-Subki, Ibn Kathir, Adh-Dhahabi, Ibn Shahbah and others.


Ghaus - a - Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani R.A

Source : / 24 June 2013

One day a very pious and humble man was making Ibaadat by a river. He was very hungry, as he had not eaten for three days and three nights. Just then he noticed an apple floating in the river, in his direction. He reached out and took this apple and ate it. After he had eaten the apple, this pious man whose name was Sayyidi Abu Saaleh, realised that he had ate someone else’s apple for it did not belong to him. He decided to go in search of the owner of this apple. He walked alongside the river for a long time until he reached an orchard that had an apple tree. He immediately knew that the apple had come from this orchard.


The Muslim Who Was China’s Greatest Explorer – Zheng He

Source : / 28 May 2013

When people think of great explorers, they think of the usual names: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Evliya Çelebi, Christopher Columbus, etc. But not many know of one of the most interesting and influential of all time. In China, he is well known, although not always recognized or glorified. He is Zheng He, the Muslim who became China’s greatest admiral, explorer, and diplomat.


Imam Abu Bakr Al-Bayhaqi

By / 20 May 2013

Imam Al-Haramayn Al-Juwayni (rahmatullah ‘alayh) said of Imam Al-Bayhaqi:

ما من فقيه شافعي إلا و للشافعي علي همنة إلا أبا بكر البيهقي، فإن المنة له على الشافعي لتصانيفه فينصرة مذهبه و أقاويله

“There is no Shafi`i [faqih] except he owes a huge debt to Ash-Shafi`i, except Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi, to who al-Shafi`i owes a huge debt  for his works which imposed al-Shafi`i’s school and his sayings.”


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