Refraining from physical cruelty is not enough; abstaining from mental cruelty is equally important. Even a bird’s emotional distress should be treated seriously. One of Prophet Muhammad’s Companions narrates, “We were on a journey and during the Prophet’s absence, we saw a bird with its two chicks;
Prophet Muhammad demonstrates such a different type of leadership: from a husband caring for his family, to a teacher teaching his students, to a General leading an army.
The Prophet would spend quality time with his spouse. He didn’t live a separate life under the same roof. He would go on walks with his wife, travel with his wife, and seek her advice. He would engage in stimulating conversation. When was the last time you took spouse out for a nice dinner?
After the peace agreement the Prophet was also able to open new avenues to spread Islam outside Arabia. He wrote to the kings and rulers of all the states surrounding Arabia, or ruling in the far corners of the Arabian Peninsula, informing them about Islam and calling on them to believe in it.
Are you tired of the difficulties and challenges that the Muslim community is facing every day; rather every hour and minute? You will find relief in the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and his noble Companions. Imam Zaid Shakir takes us through stories of the early Muslims who, in the …
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.
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 …
The code of conduct for establishing and using mosques which was generated by Prophet Muhammad under the aegis of revelation, is universal and timeless, applying to every time and space, as it is the case with the whole corpus of Islamic beliefs, values and principles.
When I read this hadith three themes come to mind. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is telling us to live deliberately, to live hopefully, and to live with integrity.
Ibnul-Qayyim collects 39 benefits, in his amazing book Jalaa ul Afhaam, regarding invoking Allah to Bless Prophet Muhammad. All of the points are based on authentic evidence from the Quran and Sunnah.