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Barirah and Mughith

Barirah and Mughith - A Love Story at the Prophet's Time

This is a fictional piece of creative writing, inspired by the story of the Prophet’s Companions, Barirah and Mughith. Their story is famously quoted in books of hadith, and resonates withhuman experiences that are not often discussed amongst Muslims – that of love, both passionate and unrequited, of heartbreak, and of the tumultuous nature of …

Prophet's Companions

The Prophet's Companions and Paradise

Short Answer: The companions promisedParadisehave qualified for such a position because of their good deeds and support of this religion in the most difficulttimes, especially at the very early stageof Islam when every sincere support and sacrifice was desperately needed.It is noteworthy that these are not the only people promisedParadise. There were other companions–males and …

Did Umar Really Bury His Daughter Alive?

Did Umar Really Bury His Daughter Alive?

Some books and speakers claim that before Islam, Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) had buried his daughter alive. They mention that in the context of highlighting the great changes brought by Islam to protect and honor women. The story is often narrated with very emotional touches; Umar allegedly was busy digging the little …


How Are Hijri Calendar & Hijra Related?

During the life of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in Arabia, people distinguished years by the major events that occurred within them. For example, the year when the Hijra took place—the migration of the Prophet and his Companions from Mecca to Medinah—was named ‘the year of the permission to travel’. During Caliph Umar Ibn Al-Khattab’s fourth year, …

Do Muslims Follow the Companions of Prophet Muhammad? - About Islam

Do Muslims Follow the Companions of Prophet Muhammad?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja:So, Dr. Shabir, the question that we received is: must a Muslim know all of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)? Dr. Shabir Ally:No, it’s not a requirement …


Portraying Prophets in Drama: New Approach

Now and then the issues of cinematic and dramatic depiction of Prophet Muhammad’s Companions and of prophets and messengers is raised, especially by the month of Ramadan, when some religious figures are depicted in films and TV series. The topic is undoubtedly thorny, since it represents a stumbling block in terms of the stance of …

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