Lives of the Sahaabah

January, 2013

  • 19 January

    Spending on the occasion of Tabook

    Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that on the occasion of Tabook, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) encouraged the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) to spend in the path of Allah Ta’ala. It so happened that during those days, I was in possession of some wealth. I thus thought to myself that Hadhrat Abu …

  • 14 January

    The Close Bond with Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    In the sixth year after hijrat, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu anhum) set out on the journey from Madina Munawwarah to Makkah Mukarramah with the intention of performing umrah. All the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum), especially the muhaajireen, earnestly anticipated visiting the holy city of Makkah Mukarramah and …

December, 2012

  • 29 December

    Participation in the Battles of Islam

    Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) participated in the battle of Badr as well as all the battles of Islam, fighting alongside Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). During the battle of Uhud, when the Muslims suffered a temporary defeat and some began to retreat in panic, Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu …

  • 22 December

    The Virtue of the Journey of Hijrat

    Once, during the khilaafat of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu), the Sahaabah began discussing the personality of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) in the presence of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu). Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) was overwhelmed with emotion and wept profusely saying: “How I wish that my entire life’s endeavour …

  • 22 December

    The Hijrat (Migration) – Part 5 – Reaching the Destination

    When the Sahaabah (Radiallahu Anhum) heard of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) departing from Makkah Mukarramah for the hijrat, they eagerly anticipated their arrival in Madina Munawwarah. Each day after performing their Fajr salaah, they would proceed to the outskirts of Madina Munawwarah, awaiting …

  • 15 December

    The Hijrat (Migration) – Part 4 – The Story of Umme Ma’bad (Radhiallahu Anha)

    En route to Madinah Munawwarah, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) passed by the tent of Ummu Ma’bad (Radhiallahu Anha). She was a woman renowned for her nobility and hospitality. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) stopped by in order …

  • 8 December

    The Hijrat (Migration) -Part 3- Incident with Suraaqa bin Maalik

    Incident with Suraaqa bin Maalik When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) reached the settlement of Qudayd which lay on their route, a person went up to the Banu Mudlaj tribe (who lived there) and told them, “I have seen two riders travelling near the …

  • 1 December

    The Hijrat (Migration) -Part 2- Pursuit of the Quraysh

    The Pursuit of the Quraysh and Allah Ta’aala’s Divine Help When the Quraysh learnt that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu) had left Makkah Mukarramah, they dispatched search parties to find them and fixed a reward of a hundred camels for anyone who captured Rasulullah …

November, 2012

  • 24 November

    The Hijrat (Migration) – Part 1

    Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (Radhiallahu Anhu)’s Preparations for the Hijrah Hadhrat Aa'isha (Radhiallahu Anha) narrates that not a day would pass wherein Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had not visited us either in the morning or evening. This was his mubaarak habit until the day arrived when Allah Ta’aala permitted him …

  • 17 November

    Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) intending to migrate to Madina Munawwarah

    After the injunction of Hijrat had come down from Allah Ta’aala, most of the Sahaabah migrated to Madina Tayyibah. Similarly, those Sahaabah who migrated to Abyssinia, (after learning that the Sahaabah had migrated to Madina Tayyibah), also moved on to Madina Tayyibah, until such a time that there was nobody …