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...

Women in the Quran and the Sunna

Women in the Quran and the Sunna In Islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women as far as their relationship to Allah is concerned, as both are promised the same reward for good conduct and the same punishment for evil conduct. The Qur’an says: And for women...

Sunnah Prayer

What Is Sunnah Prayer? Sunnah prayer (صلاة السنة‎) is an optional or supererogatory salah that can be performed by Muslims at almost any time of the day. These prayers are performed in addition to the five daily prayers, which are compulsory for all Muslims. There are a range of prayers available:...

Criticism of Hadith

What Is Criticism of Hadith? The criticism of Hadith refers to the critique directed towards collections of ahadith, i.e. the collections of reports of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad on any matter. The criticism revolves primarily around the authenticity of hadith reports and whether they are attributable to Muhammad, as well as...

English Translations of The Quran

English Translations of The Quran The Quran has been translated into English many times. The first few translations were made in the 17th and 19th centuries, but the majority were produced in the 20th. Early translations The Alcoran, Translated out of Arabic into French. By the Andrew du Ryer, Lord...

List of Sunni Books

List of Sunni Books This is a list of significant books of Sunni Islam doctrine. Hadiths Al-Kutub Al-Sittah Sahih Bukhari of Muhammad al-Bukhari (d. 870 A.D.) Sahih Muslim of Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (d. 875 A.D.) Sunan Ibn Majah of Ibn Majah (d. 887 A.D.) Sunan Abu Dawud of Abu Dawood (d. 889 A.D.) Sunan al-Tirmidhi of Al-Tirmidhi (d. 892 A.D.) Sunan Al-Nasai of Al-Nasa’i (d. 915 A.D.) Other Authentic Hadith...

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...

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...

Khatam an-Nabiyyin

Who is Khatam an-Nabiyyin? Khatam an-Nabiyyin (خاتم النبيين‎, khātam an-nabīyīn; or Khātim an-Nabīyīn), usually translated as Seal of the Prophets, is a title used in the Qur’an to designate the prophet Muhammad and it is also translated as The Best and The Most Perfect of all Prophets. It is synonymous with the term Khātam al-Anbiyā’ (خاتم الأنبياء‎; or Khātim al-Anbiyā’) .It...

Children of Muhammad

Children of Muhammad The Children of Muhammad include the three sons and four daughters (one daughter according to Shia sources) born to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.[1] All were born to Muhammad’s first wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid[2] except one son, who was born to Maria al-Qibtiyya[3] who was given to Muhammad as a slave in 628AD. His attitude and...

Relics of Muhammad

Relics of Muhammad Traditionally, Islam has had a rich history of the veneration of relics, especially of those attributed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.[1] There exists historical evidence that some of the earliest Muslims practiced the veneration of relics, and the practice continued to remain popular in many parts of the Sunni Islamic world...

Qisas Al-Anbiya

Qisas Al-Anbiya or Stories of the Prophets The Qiṣaṣ al-‘Anbiyā’ (قصص الأنبياء‎) or Stories of the Prophets is any of various collections of stories adapted from the Quran and other Islamic literature, closely related to exegesis of the Qur’an. One of the best-known is a work composed by the Persian author Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm bin...

List of Biographies of Muhammad

List of Biographies of Muhammad This is a chronological listing of biographies of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, ranging from the earliest traditional writers to modern times. Earliest biographers The following is a list of the earliest known Hadith collectors who specialized in collecting Sīra and Maghāzī reports. 7th and early 8th century (1st century of Hijra)...

Islamic Wisdom

Wisdom (al-Hikmah): A Paradigm for Social Sunan

Wisdom (al-Hikmah): A Paradigm for Social Sunan – A Fresh Look at Islam – By Faysal S. Burhan Wisdom and Islam Al-Hikmah or wisdom means a total insight and having sound judgment concerning a matter or situation through understanding cause and effect phenomena. Al-Hikmah constitutes one of the three major teachings...

About Wisdom… in Islam

Wisdom in Islam Wisdom has been variously defined throughout the ages. However, none of these numerous definitions have been enough to provide people with the real meaning of wisdom. This is because information seekers have not consulted an accurate source but tried to assess wisdom by their own reasoning. As...

List of Islamic Texts

List of Islamic Texts Qur’an The Qur’an is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God and the final divine revelation. It is regarded widely as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language.[1][2] Muslims believe that the Qur’an was verbally revealed through the angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) from God to Muhammad over a...

Islam’s Holy Books

Islam’s Holy Books Islamic holy books are the texts which Muslims believe were authored by Allah via various prophets throughout humanity’s history. All these books, in Muslim belief, promulgated the code and laws that Allah ordained for those people. Muslims believe the Quran to be the final revelation of Allah to man, and a completion and confirmation of previous...

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