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Last Modified:  23 Sep 2011 01:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Aug 4, 2011 22:33 Updated: Aug 4, 2011 22:33 She came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) when he was sitting with a group of his men companions. She said: “Messenger of God, I am sent by a group of Muslim women and we all share the same view and have the same concern. God has sent you to both men and women. We believe in you and follow you. Yet we, women, have to stay at home. We are the object of men's desire and we bear their children. Nevertheless, men have privi ...

Last Modified:  29 Jul 2011 01:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Jul 28, 2011 20:33 One of the better known companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) was Abdullah ibn Masood, who was a teenager working as a shepherd when he met the Prophet for the first time. The Prophet admired his honesty as Abdullah refused to give him milk because the sheep in his custody were part of his trust. Before the meeting was over, Abdullah became a Muslim. He grew up to be one of the best learned companions of the Prophet, reporting more than ...

Last Modified:  12 Jun 2011 01:31  GMT

By BY ADIL SALAHI Published: May 12, 2011 19:04 Updated: May 12, 2011 19:24 She is universally known as Umm Sulaym, but scholars differ with regard to her name and her title. She belonged to the Ansar, the Muslims of Madinah, but she accepted Islam well before the immigration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) there.

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Published: Jun 2, 2011 16:56 Updated: Jun 2, 2011 16:56 Perhaps nothing was contrary to the nature of the Arabs at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) more than travel by sea.

Last Modified:  12 Jun 2011 12:29  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Jun 9, 2011 19:00 Updated: Jun 10, 2011 02:03 BILAL ibn Rabah was one of the very early Muslims. He was an Abyssinian slave owned by a prominent chief of Makkah called Umayyah ibn Khalaf. When Bilal accepted Islam, Umayyah subjected him to torture of the worst type, trying to force him to renounce his faith. He remained steadfast, showing great courage.

Last Modified:  25 Mar 2011 10:31  GMT

By ISMAEEL NAKHUDA | ARAB NEWS Published: Mar 25, 2011 23:25 Updated: Mar 25, 2011 23:25 The stories of the companions of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them) are full of inspiration. Narrations describing their sufferings should soften our hearts and encourage us to not only value their sacrifice but also tolerate hardships for the sake of Islam.

Last Modified:  16 Sep 2010 09:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI | ARAB NEWS Published: Sep 16, 2010 22:14 Updated: Sep 16, 2010 22:14 Nothing is more erroneous than to suggest that people adopt Islam because of the promises it gives of endless, pure pleasures in heaven, or the threat of burning punishment in hell. As we explained last week, pleasure seekers prefer it immediate. They even prefer to have a lesser pleasure today than a greater one tomorrow. Those early Muslims were never tempted by such pleasures to embrace Islam. How cou ...

Last Modified:  23 Jul 2010 05:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Jul 16, 2010 18:17 Updated: Jul 16, 2010 19:13 Prophet Muhammad's nobility of character was of an immeasurably higher level. It was part of his nature, issuing forth instinctively.

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