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Personalities in Islam

Hudhayfah Ibn al-Yaman

Source : RadianceWeekly / 30 Aug 2014

Hudhayfah Ibn al-Yaman was one of the early converts to Islam and shared a very close relationship with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be to him). His father al-Yaman was from Makkah, but had to flee to Medina as he had killed someone in Makkah. Though the ban for him to enter Makkah was lifted after some time, he chose to make Medina his place of residence and hence Hudhayfah, despite being a Makkan, had his upbringing in Medina.


Urwah ibn Az-Zubair

Source : Arab News / 02 Aug 2014

Today we are including in this series a scholar of the second generation of Islam. His father, Az-Zubair ibn Al-Awwam (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the ten companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allh be upon him) to whom he gave the happiest news of all, that of the certainty of being admitted into Heaven on the Day of Judgment. Az-Zubair, who was one of the very early believers in Islam, was described by the Prophet as his “very close supporter”.


Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

Source : WhitetheadPress / 29 Jun 2014

Abu Hamid ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi al-Shafi’i al-Ghazali (or al-Ghazzali) was born in 450/1058, in Tus (located in present-day Iran).


Mus`ab ibn `Umayr: The First Ambassador of Islam

Source : OnIslam / 21 Jun 2014

Most people find it easier to blend in with the crowd rather than stand out and open themselves to criticism and ridicule. This has been the case from olden times until now. But many people have succeeded in overcoming the obstacles in their lives and have developed into noble, great, and legendary characters. Such is the case with Mus`ab ibn `Umayr (may Allah be pleased with him).


Prophet Salih (pbuh) and his camel

Source : IslamAwareness / 22 May 2014

After the destruction of the Ad, the tribe of Thamud succeeded them in power and glory. They also fell to idol-worshipping. As their material wealth increased so, too, did their evil ways while their virtue decreased. Like the people of Ad, they erected huge buildings on the plains and hewed beautiful homes out of the hills. Tyranny and oppression became prevalent as evil men ruled the land.


Saladin: a Benevolent Man

Source : Islamic-Study / 07 May 2014

{But if they (the enemy) incline towards peace, do you (also) incline towards peace.} (Al-Anfal 8:61)


Piety of Imam Abu Hanifa

Source : Agencies / 02 May 2014

Better known as `Imam-e-`Adham' (The Greatest Imam), or by his kunyah `Abu Hanifah', Nu'man ibn Thabit was born in the city of Kufa (modern day Iraq) in the year 80 A.H (689 A.D). Born into a family of tradesmen, the Imam's family were of Persian origin as well as descending from the noble Prophet's (saw) Companion Salman al-Farsi (ra). Imam Abu Hanifah's father, Thabit, had met in Kufa Imam `Ali Ibn Abi Talib (ra) who made dua for him and his progeny, and some say that Abu Hanifah was a result of this dua.


Abu al-Aas ibn al-Rabee (ra)

By Hafsa Ahsan / 29 Apr 2014

His name was Abul-Aas Ibnur-Rabi (RA) from the clan of Abd Shams, a wealthy family. From his tribe Abul-Aas (RA) acquired the love of trade. People would entrust him with their money for investment. His aunt Khadijah (RA), the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), treated him as if he were one of her own children. When Zainab (RA), the daughter of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), matured, she was given in marriage to Abul-Aas (RA).


Imam Muhammad Saeed Ramadan Al-Bouti

Source : Naseem Al / 24 Apr 2014

He was born in 1929AD - 1347AH in Cilka (Jeilka), a village located on the Shore of Tigris River, in the meeting point of the Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish borderlines, and a part of Ibn-Umar Region (known as Cizîra-Botan [Boutan Island], or Cizre) in Turkey.


Fatimah az-Zahra Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha

Source : Ahle Sunnat / 11 Apr 2014

Sayyidah Fatimah az-Zahra Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha was the fourth daughter of the Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam and Sayyidah Khadija Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha. "Zahra" (having gleaming and luminous face), "Batool" (aloof from the worldly pleasures) and "Tahira" (chaste and modest) are among her exalted titles.


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