This Book contains Five of the Compositions by the Author who is also the author of the Popular Men Around the Messenger.
Biographies of the Sahaba/Companions (RA)
This is the first volume in a series entitled ‘Stories of the Sahabah’ adapted by the author. This volume contains the biographies of twenty-one Sahabah who were promised paradise, as recorded in the ahadith. This series presents the lives of the Sahabah for younger generations of Muslims through rich and engaging stories.
The life of the first child to accept Islam, who became the fourth Khalif of the Muslims, and of whom the Prophet said, ‘I am the city of knowledge, and ‘Ali is its gate.’ Renowned for his wisdom and ability to judge with equity, ‘Ali was also a great warrior on the battlefield and never lost in single combat. He was honoured by his marriage to Fatima, the youngest daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be on him and on his family and companions, and it is from their children that all the direct descendants of the Prophet are descended
The third Khalif of the Muslims, known for his gentleness and modesty, ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan came to be called ‘Zu-al Nurain’ ‘he of the two lights’ because he was married to two of the Prophet’s daughters, at different times. During his time as Khalif, he ensured that the written record of the Qur’an was accurate and preserved.
These inspirational accounts are of those Companions who were at first unreceptive to Islam, and how their beings were transformed when Allah opened their hearts to the message. Stories include those of Abu Hurayrah, Abu Sufyan, Tufail ibn Amr and many more.
This collection of books is bound in one volume as above constitute one of the foremost guides of instilling piety and sacrifice among today’s Muslims, young or old. Faza’il-e-Ammal contains the books of Business, Charity and Hajj (often sold separately). Also nicknamed the Tablighi Travel Manual, or Tablighi Nisab (Advice of the Tablighi), this is the continuation of teachings (using Qur’an, Hadith, and other sayings) by Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya.
The Two Grandsons Of The Messenger Of Allah
That was `Omar ibnul-Khattab, the man of extraordinary strenght, height, broadshoulderedness thickness of hands and feet; the man who forced the people to listen when he spoke, who always hastened away when he walked, and who usually caused much pain when he struck. That was `Omar who never felt scared of anything or anybody throughout his life. It was not strange to see him facing the first Muslims with all the violence and ruthlessness he had. There was a strong enmity between him and Islam; the reason for this was that, among his people, he had been a man full of power prudence zeal and dignity power to defend his people and their beliefs; prudence to be always having watchful care of their interests; zeal to spend his time and effort to keep them in union; and dignity to provide full respect and prestige for himself and his people always and everywhere. With all these honourable qualities, ‘Omar had had to face any call that might have caused disunion among his people, dispersing them, nullifying their aspirations condemning their beliefs and satirizing their gods. No wonder, then, that `Omar’s violence inflicted the severest persecution and torture upon the first Muslims. We have seen how he had inherited so much of his father’s brutal and violent nature. If we bear in mind that the most brutal and merciless enemy of Islam, its Prophet and its first adherents, was `Amr ibn-Hisham, after wards named “Abu-Jahl” by the Prophet and his companions, was `Omar’s uncle (his mother’s brother), we can easily discern that `Omar’s violence was the outcome of what he had inherited from his father, and of the hideous ruthlessness his uncle used to inflict upon the poor and weak Muslims of his time.
While reading this book, we cannot help but be moved by the lives of the Companions herein depicted. How we long to have their awe and reverence for Allah! How we long to spend the same hours in worship as they! How we long to be as brave as they were in the face of danger! How we long to be as patient as they were under torture! This book fulfills the need for the English-speaking Muslim to learn more about that first generation of Muslims. Indeed the Companions — the men who were contemporaries with the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) — inspire and encourage us.
The second caliph of Islam, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb faced more struggles than any other Muslim leader in the early onset of Islam. His life began in a time of ignorance and ended during the Golden Age of Islam. Under his leadership, the Muslim world was witnessing some of its most notable conquests in the history of Islam. The strength and resilience of Islam’s leaders were being tested, and ‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb’s true commitment to Allah shone to reveal an Islamic spirit unlike that found in any other Muslim leader. The standards by which he lived can teach us a lot about determination, hardship, and success.
This book was translated into English by Nasiruddin al-Khattab. From the Translator: For those who would be leaders, this book offers the model of an ideal Muslim leader, one who felt responsible before Allah for the well being of all those under his rule, including his troops, women, infants, non-Muslim subjects and even animals. ‘Umar was a ‘hands on’ leader who kept himself informed and consulted scholars and experts before every major decision.For the rest of us, this book offers a window into an exciting and important period of Islamic history, and it also reminds of an important lesson, that our strength comes not from wealth or money or status, but from our submission to Allah and our commitment to the path of Islam.