Lives of the Sahaabah

April, 2018

  • 7 April

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Eleven

    The First Muslim to Perform Hijrah with his Family (continued): When Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) intended performing Hijrah to Abyssinia, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to him, “Take Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) with you. I feel that each of you will support and encourage the other to persevere.” After a …

  • 1 April

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Ten

    The First Muslim to Perform Hijrah with his Family: Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had left for Abyssinia, performing Hijrah with his respected wife, Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the blessed daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). News of their condition was delayed, and hence Rasulullah …

March, 2018

  • 24 March

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Nine

    Hijrah to Abyssinia: After Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam, his uncle, Hakam bin Abil ‘Aas bin Umayyah, caught him and shackled him. He said to Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “Have you turned away from the religion of your forefathers, accepting a new religion? By Allah! I will never release …

  • 17 March

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Eight

    Dream before Islam: Hazrat Yazid bin Roomaan (rahimahullah) narrates: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had proceeded, after Hazrat Zubair bin ‘Awwaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had accepted Islam, until they entered into the blessed presence of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) invited them to Islam, …

  • 7 March

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seven

    Islam: (Continuing from Part Six) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: By Allah! Just a few moments later, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed by with Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who was carrying a cloth for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). When Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saw him, he stood and went …

  • 3 March

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Six

    Islam: (Continuing from Part Five) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: I then left my aunt. Her statements had left an impression on my heart and I continued to ponder over what she had said. I would sometimes associate with Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and sit with him. After Monday …

February, 2018

  • 25 February

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Five

    Islam: (Continuing from Part four) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: I was astonished and perplexed at what my aunt had said, and so I asked her, “O aunt! What are you saying?” She replied by reciting the following couplets: عثمان يا عثمان يا عثمان      لك الجمال ولك الشان …

  • 17 February

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Four

    Islam: ‘Amr bin ‘Uthmaan (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had mentioned the following when explaining to them the manner in which he accepted Islam: I was a man whom many women were interested in marrying. One night, I was in the courtyard of the Ka‘bah Shareef, seated among …

  • 10 February

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

    Physical Description: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was neither too tall nor too short (i.e. he was of moderate height), and was blessed with a handsome face. His beard was large and he had a fair, wheat-colored complexion. He was large-jointed and broad-shouldered. He would dye his hair yellow. (Siyar A’laam …

  • 3 February

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

    Title: The title of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was ‘Zun-Noorain’ (the possessor of the two lights). ‘Two lights’ referred to the two blessed daughters of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and Hazrat Ummu Kulthoom (radhiyallahu ‘anha). Hazrat Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) has explained that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) …