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Teaching About Islam Through the Pen

July 11, 2017

The incident of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه accepting Islam is well known.[1] There are a few points that I'd like to highlight in this brief post.

1. You probably remember that whilst ‘Umar was on his way to seek out the Prophet ﷺ intending to kill him, he encoun...

May 7, 2015

It is very common these days for people to go out for a meal with friends and/or family; order some takeout and gather somewhere to eat, or just go for a dessert. This presents a great opportunity to practice upon a Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ and a very rewarding good dee...

January 14, 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Imām Muslim رحمه الله narrates on the authority of Abū Hurayrah رضي الله عنه that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ once entered the graveyard (of Baqī‘) and proclaimed, “Peace be upon you O [People of] the residence of the believing people! We shall soon...

May 21, 2014

‘Abdur-Rahman ibn ‘Awf رضي الله عنه was fasting, and food had been laid down for him [to break his fast with]. Upon seeing this, he remarked, “Muṣ‘ab ibn Umayr was martyred, and he was better than me; he was shrouded in a sheet [so small] that if his head was covered w...

February 6, 2014

Aslam رضي الله عنه narrates that ‘Umar رضي الله عنه once received news that Abū ‘Ubaydah رضي الله عنه had been besieged in Syria, and the enemy had joined forces against him. So ‘Umar رضي الله عنه wrote to him:

Peace [be upon you].

No difficulty befalls a believing serva...

August 11, 2013

‘Āṣim ibn Muḥammad narrates from his father that he said:

“I did not hear Ibn ‘Umar رضي الله عنهما mentioning the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ except that his eyes would immediately well with tears.” [1]

[1]  Aṭ-Ṭabaqāt of Ibn Sa‘d

اخرج ابن سعد في الطبقات عن عاصم بن محمد عن أبيه...

March 7, 2013

 ‘Abdul Malik ibn Marwān once said after having mentioned Mu‘āwiyah رضي الله عنه:

“I have not seen anyone like him in wisdom, forbearance and nobility.”[1]

[1] Ibn Kathīr

قال عبد الملك بن مروان يوماً وذكر معاوية فقال: "ما رأيت مثله في حلمه واحتماله وكرمه."

March 6, 2013

It has been narrated from ‘Abdur Raḥmān At-Taymī رحمه الله that he said:

“I said to myself one night, ‘Today, nobody will beat me standing in ṣalāh tonight,’ so I started my ṣalāh. I then noticed the shuffling of a man behind me, and I found it to be ‘Uthmān ibn ‘Affān...

March 5, 2013

It has been narrated from Abū Wā’il رحمه الله that he said:

“Ibn Mas‘ūd رضي الله عنه came to us and gave us the news of the passing away of ‘Umar رضي الله عنه - I have not experienced a day in which he wept and grieved more than that day – and then he said, ‘By Allāh! I...

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