The Birth IN MAKKAH

The Birth

‘ABDULLAH AND AMINA ‘Abdul Muttalib, chieftain of the Quraysh, had ten sons who were all worthy and outstanding, but ‘Abdullah was the noblest and most prominent among them. (Ibn Hisham, Vol. I, p. 108) ‘Abdul Muttalib wedded him to Amina, the daughter of Wahb Ibn ‘Abdu Munaf, who was the leading man of Bani Zuhra. …

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Acceptance of Islam

Acceptance of Islam

ACCEPTANCE OF ISLAM BY KHADIJAH (radhiallahu ‘anha) Khadijah (radhiallahu ‘anha), the Prophet’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wife, was the first believer in the new faith. She had the opportunity of being his companion and helper, his consort and supporter. She always stood behind him, consoling and giving him support against all those who denied and …

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The Quraysh in a Fix

The Quraysh in a Fix

As the enmity of persecutors increased, so did the number of the Prophet’s followers (radhiallahu ‘anhum). The Quraysh were baffled at how to stop the people from taking the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his teachings seriously; at how to make them hold aloof to him and thus finally disregard him. Mecca was a …

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Umar Embraces Islam

Umar Embraces Islam

Islam was then further strengthened by the conversion of ‘Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) to the truth as brought about by the Prophet of God (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). ‘Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was one of the nobles of the Quraysh, broad-shouldered, tall and brave. He was feared and respected by all. How the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa …

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The Year of Grief

The Year of Grief

DEATH OF ABU TALIB AND KHADIJAH (radiallahu ‘anha) Soon after the end of the boycott, in the tenth year of his mission, the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) lost his uncle, Abu Talib and his loving wife, Khadijah (radiallahu ‘anha). Both were his protectors, tried and true helpers and devotedly attached to him. Their deaths …

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Journey to Taif

Journey to Ta’if

The death of Abu Talib signaled the beginning of a difficult period for the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). None of the Qurayshites dared touch the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) during the lifetime of Abu Talib, but now the restraint was gone. In one instance, dust was thrown over his head. And to make …

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