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Biography of prophet mohammed

Biography of prophet mohammed
In or about the year 570 the child who would be named Muhammad and who would become the Prophet of one of the world's great religions, Islam, was born into a family belonging to a clan of Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca, a city in the Hijaz region of northwestern Arabia. Originally the site of the Ka'bah, a shrine of ancient origins, Mecca had with the decline of southern Arabia (see Chapter l ) become an important center of sixth-century trade with such powers as the Sassanians, Byzantines, and Ethiopians. As a result the city was dominated by powerful merchant families among whom the men of Quraysh were preeminent. Muhammad's father, 'Abd Allah ibn'Abd al-Muttalib, died before the boy was born; his mother, Aminah, died when he was six. The orphan was consigned to the care of his grandfather, the head of the clan of Hashim. After the death of his gra ...

The Islamic Revolution’s First Light of Day and the (dark) Ten Nights (of Arabian hostility)

The Islamic Revolution’s First Light of Day and the (dark) Ten Nights (of Arabian hostility)
This month marks the 35th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It also marks a nightmare for the illegitimate regimes in the Muslim East led by the Saudi clan. This solar month in the Gregorian calendar (February) is the month in which the Islamic Revolution in Iran broke through the Zionist-imperialist regional and worldwide nexus 35 years ago. The 10th of February, 1979 — when the late Imam Khomeini returned triumphantly to his country of birth and began the long process of anchoring into our times the first expression of an Islamic state — coincides with the 12th of Rabi‘ al-Awwal 1399ah, which according to Sunni record keeping is the day and month our beloved Prophet (pbuh) was born. This writer remembers the elation and high spirits that accompanied that historic breakthrough. Almost all Muslims from the sun-rising East ...

History of Iran: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi flees into exile

History of Iran: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi flees into exile
The Shah of Iran has fled the country following months of increasingly violent protests against his regime.  Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi and his wife, Empress Farah, left Tehran and flew to Aswan in Egypt. The couple's three youngest children were flown to the United States yesterday. Official reports say the Shah has left for a ‘vacation’ and medical treatment. In fact, he was asked to leave by the man he appointed prime minister earlier this month.  Over the past few months, there have been an increasing number of violent clashes between security forces and anti-Shah demonstrators. Opposition to the Shah has become united behind the Muslim traditionalist movement led by Iran's main spiritual leader, from exile in France. Celebrations There have been calls for the Ayatollah's return - and news of the Shah's departure was greeted with mass celebr ...

The eternity of Ghadir event-2

The eternity of Ghadir event-2
110 people of tradition narrators For showing importance of this historical event, it is enough to say that one hundred ten of the Prophet's (s.a.w.a.) companions have narrated it. (13) Of course, this does not mean that only these from among the host have narrated the event. Rather, we mean that in the books of Sunnite scholars, the names of one hundred ten people are mentioned. In the second Islamic century, called the age of followers, eighty nine of them have narrated this tradition. The narrators of Ghadir tradition, in the next centuries too are among the Sunnite scholars and leaders. Three hundred sixty of them have collected this tradition in their books, and a large group have affirmed its validity and authenticity. A group of them have not contended with narration of the tradition, and have also written separate books with regards to its do*ents ...

Story of Prophet Sulaiman (AS)

Story of Prophet Sulaiman (AS)
Hazrat Daud (AS.) was a prophet of Allah and a king. He had nineteen sons and every one of them wanted to inherit his throne. He agreed with one of his wives to nominate their eldest son to the throne. Allah commanded him not to appoint anyone but to wait for His order. One day, he was asked to decide in a dispute between Elia who was a cultivator and his neighbour Yohanna who was a herdsman. Elia complained that the sheep belonging to Yohanna had grazed in his cornfield and had eaten the fruits causing him a great loss. Yohanna admitted that it had happened at night while he was asleep. By the command of Allah, Prophet Daud called all his sons and told them that whoever decided the case correctly, would be his heir. Sulaiman, who was the youngest son, ruled that Yohanna would have to surrender to Elia the milk and the wool that he would obtain from his ...

Story of Prophet Noah (AS)

Story of Prophet Noah (AS)
Noah was a great messenger of God. He laboured hard to propagate theism even though he was persecuted by many individuals. Although he lived an extended life and did much to promulgate his religion, few people accepted his faith and believed in him because they practised idolatry. Blessings in abundance were anticipated from these images which were nothing but man's handicrafts. Nevertheless, they sought protection and refuge in their idols whenever faced with hardship and adversity, begging them for release and deliverance as well as pardon. Daily activities and other life events were attributed to the idols; will, and various names and titles were bestowed upon them. In such chaos, Noah was granted a prophet's mission by God, the Almighty, to go among the people and show them the true path. He was in actuality a wise man as well as a fair-spoken person ...

ISMA’IL GETS READY TO FULFILL WHAT GOD HAD COMMANDED

ISMA'IL GETS READY TO FULFILL WHAT GOD HAD COMMANDED
ISMA'IL AND HAJAR IN MECCA Prophet Ibrahim's wife, Sara, was barren; furthermore, she had reached the age which had made her lose hope of ever bearing children. She realised that her kind and loyal husband wanted to have a child and was constantly sad and upset. In order to relieve her husband's sorrow, Sara gave her personal maidservant, Hajar, to him. Hajar became pregnant and gave birth to a boy whom they called Isma'il (Peace Be Upon Him). The infant delighted Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and filled im with joy. Sara, however, was tormented by jealousy which saddened and disturbed her. She soon reached the point that she could no longer tolerate seeing Hajar and the child, so she asked her husband to send them to a place so remote that there would be no news of them. Prophet Ibrahim (P.B.UH), by the command of God, accepted Sara's request. He took Hajar and ...

Who is Imam Khomeini ?

Who is Imam Khomeini ?
Imam Khomeini clearly realized that theology was getting in the way of history. He set about to redress the balance between history and theology. In Islamic literature of all schools of thought, history and theology had got mixed. Muslims had developed the almost fatal habit of writing history as theology. The two had to be separated, specially in the Shiite school of thought where the absence of the Twelfth Imam had been used as an excuse for opting out of the historical process. In a sense all ijtihad by the usuli ulama over 200 years was concerned with de-freezing history out of the freezer of theology. Imam Khomeini arrived on the scene at a time when history was ready for a final assault on its wayward ways. The Imam"s last testament (wassiyah) is a masterpiece of restatement of his own position within the Shiite school of thought, and a masterpiece ...

10 Days Dawn celebrations in Iran

10 Days Dawn celebrations in Iran
Millions of Iranians across the country have begun ten days of celebrations, marking the 35th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The ceremonies kicked off all over the nation on Saturday morning at 9:33 a.m. local time (0603 GMT), the time when the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini arrived back home on February 1, 1979 from exile. Imam Khomeini spent more than 14 years in exile, mostly in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf. He also spent some time in Turkey and France, before his return to Iran. The day when Imam Khomeini returned to Tehran marks the start of 10 days of celebrations better known as the 10-Day Dawn festivities, which culminate in nationwide rallies on February 11, the anniversary of the triumph of the Islamic Revolution. Meanwhile, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited ...

The Story Of Prophet Ibrahim (AS)

The Story Of Prophet Ibrahim (AS)
CHALLENGING THE WILL OF GOD  Namrud (Nimrod), the son of Kan'an, ruled over the city of Babylon. When he totally dominated over the people and the extent of his influence developed, he forced the people to worship him; the people, who prostrated themselves in front of idols made of wood and stone, easily obeyed Namrud and called him their god. For this reason, the people were in deviation for a long time and forgot God the Great, the One. Therefore, God willed to bring a great leader into existence from among that deviated people to guide them.  One day, a court astrologer told Namrud:  "The position of the stars indicates that a man will soon revolt, uproot idolatry, and invite the people to a new religion."  Namrud asked, "In which land will this man begin his rebellion?". The astrologer replied, "In this very land; however, he is not yet born." ...

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