Stoning of the Devil

Stoning of the Devil The Stoning of the Devil (رمي الجمرات‎ ramy al-jamarāt, “throwing of the jamarāt [place of pebbles]”)[1][2][3] is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. During the ritual, Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles at three walls (formerly pillars), called jamarāt, in the city of Mina just east of Mecca. It...

Mount Arafat

Mount Arafat Mount Arafat[1][2] or Mount Arafah (جَبَل عَرَفَات‎ transliterated Jabal ʿArafāt) is a granite hill about 20 km (12 mi) east of central Mecca in the plain of Arafat.[3]Mount Arafat reaches about 70 m (230 ft) in height, and is also known as the “Mount of Mercy” [4] (جَبَل ٱلرَّحْمَة‎, Jabal Ar-Raḥmah). According to Islamic tradition, the hill is the place where the Prophet Muhammad stood...

Hajj

Hajj The Hajj [1] حَجّ‎ “pilgrimage”) is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia,[2] the holiest city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.[3][4][5] Literally...

Prophet Muhammad’s Marriages

Prophet Muhammad’s Marriages Some critics of Islam, either because they are unaware of the facts or are biased, revile the Prophet as a self-indulgent libertine. They accuse him of character failings that are hardly compatible with a person of average virtue, let alone with the Prophet, God’s last Messenger, and...

Prophet Muhammad As A Husband And Father

Prophet Muhammad As A Husband And Father The Prophet And His Wives Prophet Muhammad personifies the roles of perfect father and husband. He was so kind and tolerant with his wives that they could not envisage their lives without him, nor did they want to live away from him. He...

Miracles of Prophet Muhammad

Miracles of Prophet Muhammad Acceptance Of The Messenger’s Prayers The authorities of Tradition including, notably, Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim, unanimously report that whenever God’s Messenger prayed for rain, his prayer was immediately accepted by God. There were even times when the rain unexpectedly began before he had lowered his...

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The Ethos Generated by The Messenger Muhammad

The Ethos Generated by The Messenger Muhammad It is difficult for us to understand Prophet Muhammad fully. As we tend to compartmentalize the universe, life, and humanity itself, we have no unitary vision. However, Prophet Muhammad perfectly combined a philosopher’s intellect, a commander valor, a scientist’s genius, a sage’s wisdom,...

A Tribute to The Prophet Muhammad

A Tribute to The Prophet Muhammad This is the tribute of Alphonse de Lamartine, a French historian, to the Prophet of Islam: “Is there any man greater than Muhammad?” Never a man set himself, voluntarily or involuntarily, a more sublime aim, since this aim was superhuman: To subvert superstitions which had...

Umrah

What Is Umrah? The Umrah (عُمرَة‎) is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Hijaz, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Ḥajj (حَـجّ‎) which has specific dates according to the Islamic lunar calendar. In Arabic, ‘Umrah means “to visit a populated place.” In the Sharia, Umrah...

Expedition of Al Raji

Expedition of Al Raji The Expedition of al Raji, occurred directly after the Battle of Uhud in the year 4 AH[2] of the Islamic calendar.[1] Background Immediately after the Uhud battle, a group of men from Adal and al-Qarah came to Muhammad; requested him to send with them a few instructors to teach Islam to...

Migration to Abyssinia

Migration to Abyssinia The Migration to Abyssinia (الهجرة إلى الحبشة‎, al-hijra ʾilā al-habaša), also known as the First Hegira (هِجْرَة‎ hijrah), was an episode in the early history of Islam, where Prophet Muhammad’s first followers (the Sahabah) fled from the persecution of the ruling Quraysh tribe of Mecca. They sought refuge in the Christian Kingdom of Aksum, present-day Eritrea and Ethiopia (formerly referred to as Abyssinia, an...

Muhammad in Islam

Islam’s Muhammad Muslims often refer to Muhammad as Prophet Muhammad, or just The Prophet or The Messenger, and regard him as the greatest of all Prophets.[1][6][7][8] He is seen by the Muslims as a possessor of all virtues.[9] As an act of respect, most Muslims follow the name of Muhammad by the Arabic benediction sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, (meaning Peace...

Battle of Hunayn

Battle of Hunayn The Battle of Hunayn (غَـزوة حُـنـيـن‎, Ghazwat Hunayn) was fought by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his followers against the Bedouin tribe of Hawazin and its subsection the Thaqif, in 630 CE, in the Hunayn valley, on the route from Mecca to At-Ta’if. The battle ultimately ended in a decisive victory for the Muslims, who captured enormous spoils. It...

Muhammad After The Conquest of Mecca

Muhammad After The Conquest of Mecca The period of Muhammad after the conquest of Mecca started with the Conquest of Mecca in 630 and ended with his death in 632. History This period was preceded by the period of Muhammad in Medina. 610 Conquest of Makkah The Muslim army entered and occupied Mecca in the year 630...

Conquest of Mecca

Conquest of Mecca The conquest of Mecca (فتح مكة‎ fatḥ makkah) refers to the event when Mecca was conquered by Muslims led by Muhammad in December 629 or January 630 AD,[3][4] (Julian), 10-20 Ramadan, 8 AH.[3] Dates Ancient sources vary as to the dates of these events. The date Muhammad set out for Mecca is variously given as...

Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

Treaty of Hudaybiyyah The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah (صلح الحديبية) was an event that took place during the formation of Islam. It was a pivotal treaty between the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, representing the state of Medina, and the Quraysh tribe of Mecca in March 628 (corresponding to Dhu al-Qi’dah, 6 AH)....

Battle of Uhud

Battle of Uhud The Battle of Uhud (غَزْوَة أُحُد‎ Ġazwat ‘Uḥud) was a battle between the early Muslims and their Qurayshi Meccan enemies in 625 CE in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula. Many Muslims were killed and the battle was considered a setback for the Muslims. The battle was fought on Saturday, 23 March 625 (7 Shawwal AH...

Battle of Badr

Battle of Badr The Battle of Badr (غزوة بدر‎), fought on Tuesday, 13 March 624 CE (17 Ramadan, 2 AH in the Islamic calendar) in the Hejaz region of western Arabia (present-day Saudi Arabia), was a key battle in the early days of Islam and a turning point in Muhammad’s struggle with his opponents among the Quraish[1] in Mecca. The battle has been...

Hegira or Hijrah

Hegira or Hijrah The Hegira (هِجْرَة‎, Hijra) is the migration or journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib, later renamed by him to Medina, in  the year 622.[1][6] In June 622, after being warned of a plot to assassinate him, Muhammad secretly left his home in Mecca to emigrate to Yathrib, 320 km...

Persecution of Muslims by Meccans

Persecution of Muslims by Meccans In the early days of Islam at Mecca, the new Muslims were often subjected to abuse and persecution.   Main articles: Muhammad in Mecca and Persecution of Muslims Overview Sumayyah bint Khabbab, and her husband Yasir were tortured to death by Abu Jahl.[1][2] Muhammad was protected somewhat by the influence of his...

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