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March, 2018

  • 27 March

    The Collapse of Chosroes Palace and the Drying of Lake Saawah – Part Three

    ‘Abdul Maseeh returned to Chosroes and informed him of what had transpired. Upon hearing this, Chosroes exclaimed, “The elapse of fourteen kingdoms takes a period of time, but it does not take long for time to pass.” Ten out of the fourteen kingdoms ceased to exist in just four years …

  • 27 March

    The Collapse of Chosroes’ Palace and the Drying of Lake Saawah – Part Two

    Nu’maan bin Munzir promptly despatched a well travelled scholar by the name of ‘Abdul Maseeh Ghassaani to Chosroes. When ‘Abdul Maseeh Ghassaani appeared in the court, Chosroes asked, “Do you have any knowledge of whatever I wish to ask of you?” ‘Abdul Maseeh replied, “You may ask me your question. …

  • 27 March

    The Collapse of Chosroes’ Palace and the Drying of Lake Saawah – Part One

    On the night of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)’s birth, a tremor struck the palace of Chosroes causing all fourteen towers of the palace to collapse. The fire that had perpetually blazed in the Persian fire-temple for a thousand years was abruptly extinguished. Lake Saawah also unexpectedly dried up. Chosroes was …

  • 27 March

    The Auspicious Birth – Part Two

    It is reported on the authority of Ka’b Ahbaar (rahimahullah) that the previous scriptures describe the honoured personality of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the following words: محمد رسول اللّٰه مولده بمكة ومهاجره بيثرب وملكه بالشام “Muhammed, the Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam); his birthplace will be Makkah Mukarramah …

  • 27 March

    Aadaab when interacting with One’s Elders – Part 2

    1. When addressing your father, you should not call him by his name, rather you should use a title of love and respect such as Abba etc. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أنه أبصر رجلين، فقال لأحدهما: ما هذا منك؟ فقال: أبي، فقال: لا تسمه باسمه، ولا تمش أمامه، …

  • 26 March

    The Intense Love of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) for his Ummah

    حدثنا أنس بن مالك، أن نبي الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لكل نبي دعوة دعاها لأمته، وإني اختبأت دعوتي شفاعة لأمتي يوم القيامة (مسلم رقم 341) Hazrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Every Nabi was blessed by Allah Ta’ala with a special duaa which …

  • 25 March

    The Auspicious Birth – Part One

    The greatest of humans, the leader of the children of Aadam (‘alaihis salaam), Muhammad Mustafaa Ahmed Mujtabaa (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born into this world fifty or fifty five days after the incident of the elephants, at the time of dawn on Monday 8th Rabee’-ul-Awwal, corresponding to April 570 A.D. …

  • 25 March

    The Incident of the People of the Elephants – Part Four

    ‘Abdul Muttalib thereafter took a few people with him and proceeded to the Ka‘bah so that they could all implore and beg Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa. At this juncture, ‘Abdul Muttalib recited the following poetic couplets of du‘aa: لاهمّ إن المرء يمنع رحله فامنع رحالك “O Allah! A man takes …

  • 25 March

    The Incident of the People of the Elephants – Part Three

    Accompanied by a few leaders of Quraish, ‘Abdul Muttalib set out to meet Abrahah. Upon reaching, he sent a message to Abrahah informing him of his arrival. When ‘Abdul Muttalib arrived, Abrahah gave him a grand welcome. Allah Ta’ala had blessed ‘Abdul Muttalib with unparalleled handsomeness, remarkable eminence, imposing awe, …

  • 25 March

    The Incident of the People of the Elephants – Part Two

    When the Arabs heard of the church that Abrahah erected, a member of the Kinaanah tribe defaced the building by passing stool within its precincts and thereafter fleeing. Some are of the opinion that a few Arab youngsters lit a fire in the vicinity of the church. A gust of …