His name in Jahiliyyah days was Abu Amr, but when he accepted Islam the noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) called him Abdur Rahmaan - the servant of the Beneficent Allah. Abdur Rahmaan, the son of Awf, son of Abd alharith, son of Zahra, son of Kilab, was one of the first eight persons to accept Islam. He did so even before the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) entered Daar al Arqam (Arqam’s) house to meet his faithful … [Read more...]
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'Abdullah bin Mas'oud (radhiyallahu anhu) was of the tribe of Banu Huzail. When he was still a youth, not yet past the age of puberty, he used to roam the mountain trails of Makkah far away from people, tending the flocks of Qurayshi chieftain, Uqbah ibn Abi Muayt. People called him "Ibn Umm Abd" meaning the son of the mother of a slave. His real name was 'Abdullah and his father's name was Mas'oud. The youth had heard the news of Muhammad, … [Read more...]
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Early in the morning, Abu Dardaa (so named as he had a daughter named ad Dardaa) awoke and went straight to his idol which he kept in the best part of his house. He greeted it and bowed in homage to it. Then he anointed it with the best perfume from his shop and adorned it with silk which a merchant had brought to him from Yemen. When the sun was high in the sky he left his house for his shop. On that day the streets and alleys of Madeenah were … [Read more...]
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Salmaan the Persian (radhiyallahu anhu) relates: I grew up in the town of Isfahaan in Persia in the village of Jayyan. My father was the Dihqan or chief of the village. He was the richest person there and had the biggest house. Since I was a child my father loved me, more than he loved any other. As time went by his love for me became so strong and overpowering that he feared to lose me or have anything happen to me. So he kept me at home, a … [Read more...]
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The time is 3 A.H, halfway between Madinah and Uhud, the thousand strong Muslim army led by Nabi (SAW) dismounted from his horse Sakb. He was fully dressed for battle. A turban was wound about his helmet. He wore a breastplate beneath which was a coat of mail which was fastened with a leather sword belt. A shield was slung across his back and his sword hung from his side. As the sun set, Bilal (RA) called the adhan and they prayed. … [Read more...]
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ZAYD IBN THABIT(R.A.) We are in the second year of the Hijrah. Madinah the city of the Prophet is buzzing with activity as the Muslims prepare for the long march southwards to Badr. The Noble Prophet (SAW) made a final inspection of the first army to be mobilised under his leadership to wage Jihad against those who had tormented the Muslims for many years and who were still bent on putting an end to his mission. A youth, not yet … [Read more...]