About

The Hows & Whys Behind This Site

I love a good story – I have always been an avid and voracious bookworm. When I began studying Islam in earnest, I found that the best stories were found in the Qur`an, Hadeeth and the many many books of the scholars of Islam. These stories tell us about the trials and tribulations of the prophets and messengers, peace be upon them all, as well as the previous generations and how they believed or disbelieved.

There are also the detailed narrations of the life of the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam and his companions. `Abdullah ibn Mas’ud radhiallahu `anhu said: “Allah looked upon the hearts of the people and found the heart of Muhammad as the best among them. So He chose him for Himself, and sent him with His message. Then He looked at the hearts of the people, after the heart of the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam), and found the hearts of his companions as the best among the people. Therefore He made them helpers to His messenger.”

I started this site primarily as a tool for (my) learning and archiving. At the same time, I wanted to do something constructive – something for the sake of Allah. I also hope that this, along with other sites I run under the Faith Network – Imaan.Net, AlHidaayah.Net – will accrue sadaqah jariyah for my late father.

For now, this site will consist of snippets of seerah. I would like, in the long term, to include more detailed biographies of the Prophets and Messengers, Companions, Tabi’een and Tabi Tabi’een. May Allah make it possible ameen.

Anas radhiallahu `anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah sallaallahu `alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever possesses three things (attributes) discovers the sweetness of iman: that Allah and His Messenger are more beloved to him than all else, that he loves another only for the sake of Allah Most High, and that he hates to return to kufr (disbelief) as he would hate to be thrown into fire.” (Muslim & Bukhari)

`Umar ibn al-Khattab radhiallahu `anhu told the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, “I love you more than anything except my soul which is between my two sides.” The Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam replied, “None of you will believe until I am dearer to him than his own soul.” ‘Umar said, “By the One who sent down the Book on you, I love you more than my soul which is between my two sides.” The Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said, “‘Umar, now you have it!” (al-Bukhari)

I hope that you will find this site useful and that it helps in increasing our faith in Allah and our love for Rasulullah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam.