The Ascension

The Ascension

It was during this period that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) found himself transported at night to the Ka’bah and from there to the place of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, where Masjid-ul-Aqsa now stands. Then he was borne to the celestial regions where he witnessed the seven heavens, met the prophets of yore and …

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The Risky Path of Islam

The Risky Path of Islam

The way leading to Allah and Islam was crammed with grave danger and anyone who wanted to walk the lane had to be prepared to play with fire. Mecca had become so unsafe and vulnerable for the Muslims that acceptance of Islam meant taking one’s life in one’s hand. The story of Abu Dharr Ghifari’s …

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Reasons for the Rejection

Reasons for the Rejection

Any new movement or cause that emerges for the first time in a society will be considered strange and unfamiliar and will be met with skepticism, apprehensiveness, and doubt and in most cases will be met with opposition, rejection and disapproval. The wider the gap between the society and its beliefs, customs and laws and …

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The Weak Influence

The Weak Influence

Firstly: The Weak Influence Of Previous Prophets In The Arabian Peninsula The influence of prophethood and divine guidance was negligible in the Arabian Peninsula due to the fact that no prophet was ever sent to the Arabian Peninsula before the coming of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), who was the last and final prophet sent …

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The Jews and The Christians

The Jews and The Christians

Thirdly: The Jews and the Christians sided with the pagan Arabs against Islam The hardships the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) faced, along with those believers who followed him, were compounded by the fact that the society they were surrounded by was somewhat linked to the Jews and the Christians who lived amongst them. …

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Tribal Customs

Tribal Customs

Fourthly: Authority Held By Tribal Chieftains And Importance Of Adhering To Tribal Customs Regarding Leadership The Arabs were a tribal people with deep-rooted cultural habits and practices that governed most aspects of their lives including tribal conflicts, nobility, rulership and political power struggles over leadership positions. When Allah chose Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to …

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