Apart from this, various factors prevented 'Ali, peace be upon him, from reacting strongly to what occurred at the Saqifah and caused him to choose the path of endurance and patience instead, a...
Some people ask why at the meeting held in the Saqifah 'Ali, peace be upon him, did not raise the issue of his appointment at Ghadir Khumm by the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him and...
After the tribe of Khuza’ah gained authority of the Kabah, the first person in charge was Amr ibn Lahiyy. His name was Harith ibn Amir. Amir changed the religion of Ibrahim (A.S.) and prompted people...
Brief History of Religions In conducting a brief investigation on the origination of religions, the most confident approach that can be depended upon from a religious point of view is the Holy Qur'an...
The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (3) Edward Gibbon Three years were silently employed in the conversion of fourteen proselytes, the first fruits of his (Mohammed's) mission; but in...
The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (2) Sir William Muir Shortly after the rebuilding of the Kaaba, Mohammed comforted himself for the loss of his infant son Casim by adopting Ali, the...
The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (1) When Muhammad was 40 years old, he was commanded by Almighty Allah, through His angel, Gabriel, to declare His Oneness to the idolaters and...
Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) I shall discuss some issues about the companions in this article. For a follow up to this discussion, please see "Then I Was Guided" by Dr. Muhammad...
Slaves in the History of Islam 9 Qambar Qambar's name is often mentioned in the traditions. And he has been immortalised by the poetry lines of Imam 'Ali: When I saw an unlawful thing, I kindled a...
Slaves in the History of Islam 8 Fizzah Fizzah al-Nubiyyah (of Nuba, at present in Sudan) has also gained immortality for her devotion to Islam and her love for the Ahlul Bayt. At first, she served...
Slaves in the History of Islam 7 Bilal al-Habashi Bilal al-Habashi (the Ethiopian) was the first mu'azzin of the Prophet. His father was called Riyah, and his mother Jumanah; his agnomen was Abu '...
Slaves in the History of Islam 6 Miytham al-Tammar 2 Umm Salamah told her maid to rub perfume onto the beard of Miytham. Rubbing perfume on the beard was a mark of high respect in Arabia. After that...

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