He was born in Madinah in a Jewish family. He was a rich person and a good scholar of Torah. People considered him a rabbi. His name was Al-Hosayn ibn Salam. He was from one of the Jewish tribes known as Banu Qaynuqa, but later he became a companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him) from among the Ansar of Madinah.
The two noble daughters Ruqayya and Umm Kalthum shared almost everything in common. Before Islam, both her and her sister Umm Kalthum were married to the sons of Abu Lahab Utaybah and Utbah respectively. Abu Lahab and his wife, um Jamil, were…
What is the ruling on exchanging congratulations on the occasion of the new Hijri year and praying for blessing, or sending a card with best wishes for blessings in the new Hijri year?
I would like to know what I am supposed to do during the days of Muharram.
Do we have shelters for new Muslims (or for those suffering from domestic violence)? Do we have social services for them? Networks to help them find jobs? Or even just services to help them learn their religion? Or what about services for immigrant…
What is the proper way of celebrating the Islamic New Year?
I would like to know why Madinah was chosen to be the place of Hijrah. Why not any other place?
Is hijrah (emigration) still obligatory for Muslims after the conquest of Makkah? Are Muslim economic emigrants living in the West regarded as muhajirun?
Prophet Muhammad believed that his followers would be well looked after if they migrated to a country whose religion was Christianity, a scriptural religion whose Prophet was Jesus son of Mary. The migrants set off on their hazardous journey carrying with them a letter of introduction for the King.
One of the most interesting challenges that faced Muslims in Madinah under the leadership of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was the big wave of migration. The immigrants from Makkah left everything behind. They came to this new land with almost nothing but their Islam and their commitment to it. They were …