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Finding Peace through “The Comforter ”

    We all are familiar with the 99 names of God, but many are not aware that the Prophet (peace be upon him) had over a hundred names. The Qur’an actually lists 77 explicitly and 121 in total if you include verbs. The hadith and other ancient literature take …

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You Are Not My Father !!

Maulana Khalid Dhorat A man worked very hard during his lifetime to bring his son, Hiran, up. Since he wasn’t given a university education, his desire was that his son becomes the first graduate in his family. He worked two eight-hour shifts a day just to ensure that the exorbitant …

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Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) Serving the Creation

  Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu)- During the Khilafat of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anho), Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anho) would patrol the streets and suburbs of Madinah Munawwarah during the night to keep watch. During one of his night patrols, he noticed a camelhair tent pitched in an open space. He had …

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Abu-Bakr As-Siddeeq (the Man of Truth)

Abu-Bakr’s (Radi Allahu Anhu – may Allah be pleased with him) name was Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn ‘Amir and he was from the tribe of Quraish. He was also known as Abdullah bin Abu Qahafa. Ibn Kathir mentions in his books “The order and Refinement of the Beginning and the …

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Prophet Muhammad(SAW)’s Last Sermon

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Makkah). After praising, and thanking Allah he(SAW) said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you …

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Seerah Series Part 17:The Year of Delegations & The Farewell Hajj

DELEGATIONS: After Makkah had been conquered and the Prophet had returned victorious from Tabuk, Arab delegations began to pour into the heart land of Islam. They learned about Islam, saw the character of the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah, and the life-style of his Companions. Tents were erected for them …

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Seerah Series Part 16: The Tabuk Expedition

THE TABUK EXPEDITION: The Arabs had never thought of fighting or attacking the Romans. They probably considered themselves to be not strong enough for that task. The Romans, however, remembered the Mu’tah expedition and were still a threat. The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah decided to lead a Muslim army …

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Seerah Series Part 13: The Expedition to Mu’tah

  AN ASSASSINATION: The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah sent al-Harith ibn Umayr al-Azdi with a letter to Shurahbil ibn Amr al-Ghassani, provincial governor of Busra, under the Byzantine emperor, Heraclius. Shurahbil ordered that al-Harith be bound and then he had him beheaded. It was unknown for a king or …

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Seerah Series Part 12: The Expedition to Khaybar

REWARD FROM ALLAH: Allah – glory be to Him and may He be exalted! promised those who had made the Pledge at Hudaybiyyah the reward of coming victory as well as booty. The Qur’an says: Allah was well pleased with the believers when they were pledging allegiance to you under …

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