Birth and Early Life

April, 2018

  • 21 April

    Participation in Hilf-ul-Fudhool – Part Three

    ‘Abdullah bin Jud‘aan was the cousin of Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) i.e. her father’s brother’s son. Once, Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! ‘Abdullah bin Jud‘aan was an extraordinarily hospitable manand would feed the people often. Will this benefit him …

  • 21 April

    Participation in Hilf-ul-Fudhool – Part Two

    When the series of battles known as Harb-ul-Fujjaar drew to an end in Shawwaal, then an unsteady revival of Hilf-ul-Fudhool commenced in the sacred month of Zul-Qa’dah. The first person to revive this pact was Zubair bin ‘Abdul Muttalib. The Banu Haashim and Banu Taym gathered in the home of …

  • 21 April

    Participation in Hilf-ul-Fudhool – Part One

    The Arabs had been engaged in a series of battles with each other for many years. However, how long could this continue for? After Harb-ul-Fujjaar was concluded, it occurred to some people that just as bloodshed and killing was previously brought to an end by a pact devised by Fadhl …

  • 14 April

    The First Journey to Syria – Part Four

    (Continued) While speaking to them, the monk suddenly noticed a group of seven Romans coming towards him while searching for something. The priest asked them, “What are you searching for?” They replied, “We have come out in search of the Nabi in whose regard the Towrah and Injeel have given …

  • 14 April

    The First Journey to Syria – Part Three

    (Continued) Merely on account of the presence of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the monk prepared a meal for the entire caravan of travelers. When they arrived to eat, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was absent. The monk enquired as to where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was, to which they responded that …

  • 14 April

    The First Journey to Syria – Part Two

    Hazrat Abu Musa Ash‘ari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Abu Taalib once travelled with some seniors of the Quraish to Syria. A Christian monk was living in the area where they had halted. They had passed this monk on numerous occasions previously, but he never showed any interest in them. On …

  • 11 April

    The First Journey to Syria and Encountering the Monk Baheeraa

    Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was twelve years old when Abu Taalib decided to travel to Syria with a trade caravan of the Quraish. Considering the difficulties encountered in travelling, Abu Taalib did not intend to take Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) with him. However, at the time of departure, he noticed …

  • 11 April

    In the Care of Abu Taalib

    After the demise of ‘Abdul Muttalib, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was taken into the custody of his uncle, Abu Taalib. Abu Taalib loved Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) more than his own children, and cared for him with this compassion and love until the end of his life. Hence, he had …

  • 7 April

    The Death of ‘Abdul Muttalib

    Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) remained in the care of his paternal grandfather, ‘Abdul Muttalib, for a period of two years. When he turned eight, ‘Abdul Muttalib also bid this world farewell. Based on the different views, ‘Abdul Muttalib passed away at the age of either eighty two, eighty five, ninety …

  • 7 April

    In the Care of ‘Abdul Muttalib – Part Two

    The father of Kindeer bin Sa‘eed says: During the era of ignorance, before the advent of Islam, I once came to Makkah to perform Haj. I saw a person making Tawaaf of the Ka’bah whilst uttering the following couplet: رُدَّ إِلَيَّ رَاكِبِيْ مُحَمَّدًا       يَا رَبِّ رُدَّهُ وَاصْطَنِعْ …