The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was dedicated to the betterment of his people in all spheres of life. He first and foremost served his people as their teacher. He regularly used everyday instances to give insight, introspection, wisdom, and more.
Umm Habibah was married to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the proxy of the Emperor of Abyssinia. She was the daughter of the chief of Makkah. Her name was Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan. She was born 25 years before the Hijrah.
A noble woman of Jewish lineage, she became a widow and subsequently, a prisoner of war during the Battle of Khaibar. Upon receiving a proposal of marriage from the Prophet Muhammad himself, she converted to Islam and began a new life with him at the age of seventeen.
Despite being a highly deserving candidate for the post of caliph, Al-Hassan valiantly sacrificed his personal prestige and displayed his lofty character, by foregoing political power and authority in favor of peace and unity among the Muslims.
Believing in God and the Last Day is to honor the guest, as a true Muslim is the one who shows hospitality to those who visit him, a sign of respect, generosity and appreciation to the guest.
The greatest and most profound achievement of this world is to make Jannah (paradise). From the commencement of life on earth till this day and generations to come, the only hope that we as Muslims are optimistic about is the belief that someday all our ups and downs shall come to an end and we will be rewarded bountifully in paradise.
Lately I had a conversation with a non-Muslim about how Prophet Muhammad wasn’t as “holy” as we affirm. When I asked him about his sources, he replied, “Well, it’s all over the news and social media.” This small chat made me think...
When I was first introduced to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), it was in a religion class in college. I took the class specifically to learn about Islam, as it was the only class that even came close to it, monotheistic world religions...
How could he allow himself to appear abandoned by God, endangering his very agenda? How could he risk for people to indulge in doubt about his claim? If he was fabricating verses at whim from the beginning, he would produce them in a rush when his relationship with God was being questioned.
Lady Zaynab was given an additional title alongside being a Mother of the Believers. This title was "Mother of the Poor". The title was given to her even before the advent of Islam as she would spend her time helping the poor and extending her wealth in their aid.
Prophet Muhammad had a great deal to say on the subject of anger. In many of his sayings and traditions, Prophet Muhammad tells us to use self-control and respond to the source of our anger with a cool cognitive approach rather than a hot over-emotional response...
In the Prophet's character, we have the best example of how to behave towards animals. Here are some of the instances in the Prophet’s life where his care for animals became manifest.