I would like to know what I am supposed to do during the days of Muharram.
One may wonder, “Why would the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and Muslims leave their hometown, Makkah, to a very distantplace like this (Madinah)?” The straightforward answer is because he and the Muslims were not able to worship Allah in Makkah and theyhad been tortured by the Makkans. While that was absolutely true, …
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?
What is the proper way of celebrating the Islamic New Year?
Hijrah (migration to Madinah) was a very carefully planned journey. After the Quraysh’s attempt to kill Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), God gave him permission to leave Makkah. He chose Madinah to be their new home and a new start of the faith to flourish.
Migration of the heart, or a hijrah to Allah, is a much greater and more fundamental journey we must all take. As Ibn Qayyim suggests, only in this journey, this leaving the familiar, does one begin to examine his own purpose. When thinking about any…
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…
What do you do when you can no longer live in an environment that persecutes you for being Muslim? If the persecution reaches extreme levels and there is real danger to the believers’ lives and families, then leaving the land of oppression for the vast “Land of Allah” is a Qur’anic teaching and a Prophetic tradition.
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.