The Prophet in Madeenah

The Prophet in Madeenah

The news about the Prophet’s (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) departure from Makkah had already spread fast. Eagerly expecting his arrival, the Ansaars used to go out after morning prayers to the outskirts of the city and await his arrival until there was no more shade and the sun became unbearable. Then, as it was the …

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Change of the Qiblah

Change of the Qibla

The Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) as well as the Muslims had been facing towards Jerusalem while worshipping, that is, they regarded it as housing the Qiblah.(44) Such a practice was followed for one year and four months after migrating to Madeenah. It was the Prophet’s (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) desire that the K’abah be …

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Permission to Fight

Permission to Fight

The Muslims gradually amassed power and became strong enough to fight against their enemies. They were first told to resist aggression and then later on permitted to fight against the mischievous ones. But it was only a permission rather than an obligation to take-up arms against the enemies. (See Zad al-a’ad, Vol. I, p. 314) …

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