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Abu-d Dardaa

Early in the morning, Abu-d Dardaa awoke and went straight to his idol...

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The Martrydom of Imam Husain [a]

Syed Abul 'Ala MaududiTranslated by Ali AbbasIn the name of Allah, The...

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Abbad ibn Bishr

It was the fourth year after the Hijrah. The city of the Prophet was s...

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Abdullah ibn Abbas

Abdullah was the son of Abbas, an uncle of the noble Prophet. He was b...

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Abdullah ibn Hudhafah as-Sahmi

History would have by-passed this man as it had bypassed thousands of ...

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Abdullah ibn Jahsh

Abdullah ibn Jahsh was a cousin of the Prophet and his sister, Zaynab ...

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Abdullah ibn Masud

When he was still a youth, not yet past the age of puberty, he used to...

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Abdullah Ibn Sailam

Al-Husayn ibn Sailam was a Jewish rabbi in Yathrib who was widely resp...

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Abdullah ibn Umar

At Shaykhan, halfway between Madinah and Uhud, the thousand strong Mus...

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Abdullah ibn Umm Maktum

Abdullah ibn Umm Maktum was a cousin of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Mothe...

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Abdur Rahman ibn Awl

He was one of the first eight persons to accept Islam. He was one of t...

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Abu Ayyub al-Ansari

Khalid ibn Zayd ibn Kulayb from the Banu Najjar was a great and close ...

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Abu Dharr al-Ghifari

In the Waddan valley which connects Makkah with the outside world, liv...

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Abu Hurayrah

"An Abi Hurayrata, radiyallahu anhu, qal.' qala rasul Allahi, sallalla...

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Abu-l Aas ibn ar-Rabiah

Abu-l Aas belonged to the Abd ash-Shams clan of the Quraysh. He was in...

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Abu Musa al Ashari

When he went to Basrah as governor of the city, he called the inhabita...

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Abu Sufyan ibn al-Harith

Rarely can one find a closer bond between two persons such as existed ...

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Abu Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah

His appearance was striking. He was slim and tall. His face was bright...

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Adiyy ibn Hatim

In the ninth year of the Hijrah, an Arab king made the first positive ...

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Aishah bint Abi Bakr

The life of Aishah is proof that a woman can be far more learned than ...

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Al-Baraa ibn Malik al-Ansari

His hair looked dishevelled and his whole appearance was unkempt. He w...

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Amr ibn al-Jamuh

Amr ibn al-Jamuh was one of the leading men in Yathrib in the days of ...

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An-Nuayman ibn Amr

In spite of the fact that he fought in the battles of Badr, Uhud, Khan...

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An-Numan ibn Muqarrin

The tribe of Muzaynah had their habitations some distance from Yathrib...

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Asmaa bint Abu Bakr

Asmaa bint Abu Bakr belonged to a distinguished Muslim family. Her fat...

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At-Tufayl ibn Amr ad-Dawsi

At-Tufayl ibn Amr was the chief of the Daws tribe in pre-Quranic times...

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Barakah

We do not know precisely how the young Abyssinian girl ended up for sa...

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Fatimah bint Muhammad

Fatimah was the fifth child of Muhammad and Khadijah. She was born at ...

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Fayruz ad-Daylami

When the Prophet, peace be on him, returned to Madinah from the Farewe...

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Habib ibn Zayd al-Ansari

He grew up in a home filled with the fragrance of iman, and in a famil...

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Hakim ibn Hazm

History has recorded that he is the only person who was born inside th...

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Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman

"If you wish you may consider yourself among the Muhajirin or, if you ...

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Ikrimah ibn Abi Jahl

He was at the end of the third decade of his life on the day the Proph...

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Jafar ibn Abi Talib

In spite of his noble standing among the Quraysh, Abu Talib, an uncle ...

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Julaybib

His name was unusual and incomplete. Julaybib means "small grown" bein...

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Khabbab ibn al-Aratt

A woman named Umm Anmaar who belonged to the Khuza-a tribe in Makkah w...

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Muadh ibn Jabal

Muadh ibn Jabal was a young man growing up in Yathrib as the light of ...

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Muhammad ibn Maslamah

Black, tall and sturdy, Muhammad ibn Maslamah towered above his contem...

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Musab ibn Umayr

Musab ibn Umayr was born and grew up in the lap of affluence and luxur...

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Nuaym ibn Masud

Nuaym ibn Masud was from Najd in the northern highlands of Arabia. He ...

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Rabiah ibn Kab

Here is the story of Rabiah told in his own words: "I was still quite ...

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Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb could not conceive of anyone among the Quraysh who...

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Rumaysa bint Milhan

Even before Islam was introduced to Yathrib, Rumaysa was known for her...

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Sad ibn Abi Waqqas

We are now in a small town in a narrow valley. There is no vegetation,...

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Said ibn Aamir al-Jumahi

Said ibn Aamir al-Jumahi was one of thousands who left for the region ...

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Said ibn Zayd

Zayd the son of Amr stood away from the Quraysh crowd as they celebrat...

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Salim Mawla Abi Hudhayfah

In giving advice to his companions, the noble Prophet, peace be on him...

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Salman al-Farsi

This is a story of a seeker of Truth, the story of Salman the Persian,...

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Suhayl ibn Amr

About twenty years before the start of the Prophet's mission, that is ...

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Talhah ibn Ubaydullah

Returning to Makkah in haste after a trading trip to Syria, Talhah ask...

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Thabit ibn Qays

Thabit ibn Qays was a chieftain of the Khazraj and therefore a man of ...

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Thumamah ibn Uthal

In the sixth year after the hijrah, the Prophet, may the blessings of ...

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Ubayy ibn Kab

"O Abu Mundhir! Which verse of the Book of God is the greatest?" asked...

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Umayr ibn Sad al-Ansari

Umayr ibn Sad became an orphan at an early age. His father died leavin...

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Umayr ibn Wahb al Jumahi

Umayr ibn Wahb al-Jumahi returned safely from the Battle of Badr. His ...

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Uqbah ibn Aamir

After a long and exhausting journey, the Prophet, peace be on him, is ...

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Umm Salamah

Umm Salamah! What an eventful life she had! Her real name was Hind. Sh...

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Utbah ibn Ghazwan

Umar ibn al-Kattab, the head of the rapidly expanding Muslim State wen...

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Zayd al-Khayl

People are made up of basic "metals" or qualities. The best of them in...

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Zayd ibn Thabit

We are in the second year of the Hijrah. Madinah the city of the Proph...

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