The Quraysh

The Quraysh

God answered each and every prayer sent up by Ibrahim (‘alayhis salaam) and Isma’il (‘alayhis salaam). The descendants of Isma’il multiplied exceedingly, so that the barren valley overflowed with the progeny of Ibrahim. Isma’il (‘alayhis salaam) took for his wife a girl of the tribe of Jurhum,(86) a clan belonging to the ‘Arab ‘Aribah. In …

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The Metropolis

The Metropolis

Those not conversant with the conditions in Makkah at the time of the Prophet’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) birth nor familiar with the social life, history, legends, literature and poetry of Arabia during the pre-Islamic times picture Makkah in their mind’s eye as a hamlet with a few tents of goat’s hair scattered hither and …

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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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