The Prophet’s Gift

The Prophet’s Gift

For years Muslims struggled with the polytheists of Mecca. The Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) fled to the city of Medina, north of Mecca in 622 A.D to escape a conspiracy to assassinate him. Soon thereafter, the Meccan polytheists made several attempts to attack the Prophet...
Keeping One’s Promises

Keeping One’s Promises

“O’ you who believe, stand by your contracts (and obligations)…” Noble Qurʾān 5:1 We have been commanded by Allah to fulfill our obligations: we are meant to be people who honor a trust given to us. Part of honoring a trust is the covenant we have made with our...
Sowing The Seeds For Ramadan

Sowing The Seeds For Ramadan

“The month of Ramaḍān [is that] in which was revealed the Qurʾān, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So, whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of...
The Battles Of Medina

The Battles Of Medina

In the year 622 A.D., the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) fled to the northern city of Medina because of the Quraysh’s assassination attempts on his life. The leaders of Medina had heard about the Prophet’s (ṣ) justice and had invited him to the city to help resolve their...
Visiting The Beloved

Visiting The Beloved

I knew how it would be, so I didn’t expect the place to feel orderly or holy. I wasn’t looking or waiting for warm smiles from the guards. I was only thinking of you.  They gathered the women in one area of the outer precinct and sorted us in groups according to...
Allah’s Mercy To Mankind

Allah’s Mercy To Mankind

Arabian society—at the time of jāhiliyyah (ignorance)—was a society of tribal warfare and brutal cultural customs. There was no centralized government, so clans were created based on blood relations to create a sort of safety-net. Female newborns were buried alive...