Seerah

The Conference of the Quraish to Prevent the Spread of Islam – Part One

When the Quraish saw that Islam was progressing day by day, they assembled before Waleed bin Mugheerah, who was one of their seniors and elders, and said, “The Haj season has almost arrived and your eminence is celebrated throughout the lands. People arriving from different lands will soon enquire from …

Read More »

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part Seven

Rabee‘ah bin ‘Ibaad (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says: I once saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the markets of ‘Ukkaaz and Zul Majaaz inviting people towards Islam saying: يا أيها الناس قولوا لا إله إلا الله تفلحوا O people! Say “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and you will be successful! While he was inviting …

Read More »

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part Six

When the Quraish lost hope in Abu Taalib supporting them, they began to show open opposition and enmity for the Muslims. They started inflicting different punishments on the weak and vulnerable Muslims of the various tribes. Abu Taalib then called on the Banu Haashim and Banu Muttalib to support and …

Read More »

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part Five

When the Quraish noticed that Abu Taalib was determined to assist and protect Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), they consulted each other for a third time. They then came to Abu Taalib and said, “‘Umaarah bin Waheed is an extremely handsome, intelligent and understanding youngster of the Quraish. Take him and …

Read More »

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part Two

Although Abu Lahab was the uncle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he always remained in the forefront of causing harm to Islam, just as Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) always remained in the forefront of supporting Islam. Abu Lahab remained in the forefront when it came to denying Islam, causing …

Read More »

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part One

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates: When the verse “And warn your close relatives” was revealed, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed me to bring a saa’ (approximately 3.2kg) of grain, the shoulder of a goat and a bowl of milk. He then requested me to summon all the children of Muttalib.I …

Read More »

Openly Inviting to Islam – Part Two

After being commanded by Allah to invite to Islam openly, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) ascended Mt Safaa and summoned all of the tribes of the Quraish by name. When they had all assembled, he asked them, “If I were to inform you that there is an army on the other …

Read More »

Openly Inviting to Islam – Part One

For three years, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) continued inviting people to Islam secretly and people gradually embraced Islam. After this period of three years, the following command was revealed, instructing Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to invite to Islam openly: فَاصۡدَعۡ بِمَا تُؤۡمَرُ وَ اَعۡرِضۡ عَنِ الۡمُشۡرِکِیۡنَ Then proclaim openly that …

Read More »
Enable Notifications    OK No thanks