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Two Phases of Qur'an Revelation : What Differences?

Two Phases of Quran Revelation: What Differences?

The growth and development of the Muslim Ummah is marked by two great phases: – The period in Makkah, before the Hijrah (622 CE) – The period in Madinah, after the Hijrah. Naturally the revelation from Allah to guide the Muslims also responded, to some extent, to these particular situations. The Makkan Phase The Makkan …

Umar's Message Gets Two Companions Back on Track

Umar's Message Gets Two Companions Back on Track (Story)

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 Powerful Woman Who Helped the Prophet in Hijrah

The Powerful Woman Who Helped the Prophet in Hijrah

It was a critical moment. Had Asma become afraid, or if she had broken down, the Prophet’s emigration to Madinah might have been thwarted. However, like her father, Asma had strong faith and conviction, and stood firm in the face of one of the most feared disbelievers in Makkah.

Prophet Muhammad's Migration - Hope after Hardship

Prophet Muhammad's Migration - Hope After Hardship

The Prophet knew that he had to leave Makkah, he knew that they could no longer stay there. He would look for people that he could relate to and perhaps through that discussion, he could build a relationship to where those people would offer them sanctuary…

Hijrah Lessons for Muslim Minorities

Hijrah Lessons for Muslim Minorities

The Emigration to Madinah (Hijrah)was a turning point in Muslim history that has many inspiring lessons, especially for Muslim minorities. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be on him) and his Companions set wonderful examples that Muslims should learn from and translate into practice in all aspects of life. After the Prophet and his Companions’ migrated to Madinah, previously known as Yathrib, it became the …

Muharram & Ashoura

Educate Your Kids about Muharram &`Ashura'

Editor’s Note: In this article, we provide simple information about the sacred month of Muharram and the day of `Ashura’ so that Muslim parents would easily read it to their kids and educate them about the blessed days. Muharram ♦  Muharram is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the …

Between the Prophet’s Hijrah and Today’s Migration

Between the Prophet’s Hijrah and Today’s Migration

Muslims celebrate Hijrah while facing many challenges in many parts of the Muslim world. One cannot help but ask: What have Muslims learnt from the concept of Hijrah? How did the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and Muslims from Makkah to Madinah inspire them? Have they gone beyond the notion of “just do as …

How Hijrah Can Inspire Your New Year Resolution

How Hijrah Can Inspire Your New Year Resolutions

A new hijri year started. As usual I am busying myself with a slew of to dos. Reflecting on the past year I wrote a long list of goals for the year ahead. These include spending more time with the family and managing money more wisely. This also included the continued promise to lose more …

Defusing Civil War in Madinah (Story)

Defusing Civil War in Madinah (Story)

After the immigration of Muslims from Makkah to Madinah, one may imagine that Makkah can live now in peace, away from Muslims. However, the people of Makkah have another opinion; for many reasons, they see a great danger in the fact that Muslims and Islam have found a new home in Madinah: – Madinah is on …

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