Seerah

Hazrat Khabbaab bin Aratt (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

Hazrat Khabbaab bin Aratt (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was among the first group of people to embrace Islam. It is said that he was the sixth person to embrace Islam. He was honoured to accept Islam even before the Muslims entered Daar-ul-Arqam. Hazrat Khabbaab (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a slave of Ummu Anmaar. …

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Hazrat Suhaib bin Sinaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

The disbelievers of Makkah Mukarramah would torture Hazrat ‘Ammaar, Hazrat Suhaib, Hazrat Abu Faa’idah and Hazrat ‘Aamir bin Fuhairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to such an extent that they would lose their senses and fall unconscious. This state of senselessness was so severe that they did not even realize what they were …

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Hazrat Suhaib bin Sinaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

Just as the disbelievers of Makkah persecuted Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), they also subjected Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to various types of torture. When he intended to perform hijrah to Madinah Munawwarah, the Quraish of Makkah said, “If you leave all your wealth and possessions in Makkah, you may go. …

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Hazrat Suhaib bin Sinaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) hailed from an area that was in the vicinity of Mowsil. His father and uncle (father’s brother) were both appointed by Chosroes as governors over Ubullah. On one occasion, the Romans launched an attack on this area. At that time, Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was still …

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Hazrat ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

On one occasion, Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) removed his kurta and a few people noticed black scars covering his back. When they asked him how he had received these scars, he replied, “The Quraish of Makkah would make me lie on the scorching stones of the desert. These are the …

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Hazrat ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

Hazrat ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had no family or tribe in Makkah Mukarramah to protect him. Hence, the Quraish subjected him to different types of punishments and tortures. At the peak of midday, they would lay him onto the burning sand and beat him until he would fall unconscious. …

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Hazrat ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a man of Qahtaani decent. His father, Yaasir, came to Makkah Mukarramah in search of one of his missing brothers. His two brothers, Haarith and Maalik, also accompanied him on this journey. Haarith and Maalik returned to Yemen while Yaasir decided to stay in Makkah …

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Hazrat Bilaal bin Rabaah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

One day, while Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was being tortured as normal, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) happened to pass by. Witnessing this scene, his heart filled with pity. He addressed Umayyah (the master) saying: ألا تتقي الله في هذا المسكين حتى متى أنت Do you not fear Allah in …

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Hazrat Bilaal bin Rabaah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was an Abyssinian by lineage, and was the slave of Umayyah bin Khalaf. At midday, when the heat was at its fiercest and the boulders of the desert would become extremely hot, Umayyah would command his slaves to lay Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) down onto the …

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Persecution of the Muslims

The more Islam continued to spread and the more the number of the Muslims grew, the more the rage and hatred of the disbelievers of Makkah increased. As far as those Muslims are concerned who had people to protect and assist them, then the disbelievers did not have much power …

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