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The Profitable Sale (Hijrah Story)

This Companion Abandoned Everything for Hijrah

{Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least.} (Al-Ahzab 33:23) In these modern times of sophisticated technology, people have a real need …

Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

It was the 12th year after the commission of the Prophet’s mission. Muslims had endured tremendous hardship at the hands of Quraish, yet they remained steadfast in their faith. The seeds of belief had firmly taken root in the hearts of the believers, yet the realization of Islam at a societal level was stymied by …

Umar's Message Gets Two Companions Back on Track

Two Companions Failed to Immigrate to Madinah... How Umar Saved Them

This is a very inspiring story that involved `Umar ibn Al-Khattab and two other Companions, `Ayyash ibn Abi Rabi`ah and Hisham ibn Al-`Aas (may Allah be pleased with them). They planned to migrate from Makkah to Madinah together and set a time and place to meet and start the trip.

The Ideal Muslim

The Ideal Muslim - Fact or Fiction?

The ideal Muslim… has the unwavering loyalty and honesty of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “If I were to take a Khalil, I would have taken Abu Bakr (as my Khalil).” (Bukhari) The ideal Muslim… is like ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab: a lion outside and a kitten at home with his family. The …

Why Did the Prophet Leave Makkah?

Why Prophet Didn't Just Stay in Makkah & Worship Quietly

One may wonder, “Why would the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and Muslims leave their hometown, Makkah, to some far place like this?” The straightforward answer is because he and the Muslims were not able to worship Allah in Makkah and they have been tortured by the Makkans. While that was absolutely true, …

First Ambassador of Islam: Why Mus`ab?

First Ambassador of Islam: Why Mus`ab?

The amount of action and the amazing stories that took place during the hijrah grabbed the attention away from the roles played by some Companions before the hijrah and away from the hijrah scene. I want to take you back 3 years before the hijrah when the Prophet was going around the camps for the …

How to Enter Paradise (A Companion Asks)

Tell Me How to Enter Paradise (A Companion Asks)

How to enter Paradise? Have you ever thought about this Question? Imagine you are accompanying the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in a journey and you have the precious opportunity to chat with him, what would you ask the Prophet about? What topics would you love to talk about  with such a special person …

Ammar's Heart & Omar's Shirt: Why Faith Matters

Ammar's Heart & Omar's Shirt: Why Faith Matters

Imam Omar Suleiman recounts in this video two stories that both show how and why faith matters. Suffering horrible torture, Ammar had to speak ill of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). We follow the conversation between him and the Prophet on this incident. What about the Omar’s shirt? How does it relate to iman? …

Quran as a Motivator for Change

The Quran as a Motivator of Change

The Quran has a wondrous impact on those who receive it as a book of guidance and remedy. Its influence on them is great and far-reaching. The Quran reforms the character and remolds it into a new form that is loved by Allah. One who doubts this effect has to consider what happened to the …

A Companion's Favourite Surah Of The Quran

One of the Companions used to pray Al-Ikhlas as well as another Surah when praying. The rest of the Companions asked him to stop doing this but he refused. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) asked the Companion why he did it and he said because he loved this surah so much.



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