Stories from Prophet Muhammad (SM)

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-10)

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-10)To read the previous part of this story, click here.'Amr: They did the same.'Abd: Beware 'Amr of lying for this soon betrays man.'Amr: I never tell lies; moreover, our religion never allows it.'Abd: Has Hercules been informed of...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-9)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.8. A Letter to the King of 'Oman, Jaifer, and his Brother 'Abd Al-Jalandi"In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.From Muhammad bin 'Abdullah to Jaifer and 'Abd Al-Jalandi.Peace be upon him who...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-8)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.6. A Letter to Haudha bin 'Ali, Governor of Yamama"In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.From Muhammad, Messenger of Allah to Haudha bin 'Ali.Peace be upon him who follows true guidance. Be...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.5. A Letter to Mundhir bin Sawa, Governor of BahrainThe Prophet (SM), despatched 'Al-'Ala' bin Al-Hadrami to the governor of Bahrain, carrying a letter inviting him to embrace Islam. In reply, Al-Mundhir bin Sawa wrote the...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Abu Sufyan's testimony went as follows: "Muhammad descends from a noble family. No one of his family happened to assume kingship. His followers are those deemed weak with numbers ever growing. He neither tells lies nor...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.4. The Envoy to Caesar, King of RomeAl-Bukhari gave a long narration of the contents of the letter sent by the Prophet (SM) to Hercules, king of the Byzantines:"In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent,...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.From Muqawqas to Muhammad bin 'Abdullah.Peace be upon you. I have read your letter and understood its contents, and what you are calling for. I already...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.2. Letter to the Vicegerent of Egypt, called MuqawqasThe Prophet (SN) wrote to Juraij bin Matta [Rahmat-al-lil'alameen 1/178; Dr. Hamidullah said that his name was Binyamin], called Muqawqas, vicegerent of Egypt and Alexandria saying:"In the Name...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.From Muhammad (SM) the Messenger of Allah to Negus, king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Peace be upon him who follows true guidance. Salutations, I entertain Allah's praise,...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-1)

To the kings beyond ArabiaLate in the six year A.H., on his return from Hudaibiyah, the Prophet Muhammad (SM), decided to send messages to the kings beyond Arabia calling them to Islam. In order to authenticate the credentials of his envoys, a silver seal was...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-43)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.In ConclusionAll praises are for Allah, by whose blessings all good deeds are accomplished, and who has helped me to complete this book, my humble offering: Prophet Muhammad (SM) the best of all husbands.I hope that...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-42)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Imam Al-Ghazali writes in his book Ihyd' (Uloom ad-Deem14 If a man has more than one wife, it is obligatory on him to be just with them, without being inclined towards any one of them. If...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-41)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.As for our Prophet (SM), we have seen that his plural marriages were a means of spreading the message of Islam. He did not marry these women to fulfil his sexual desires; if this were true,...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-40)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Scholars have given various reasons to explain the wisdom behind polygyny, some of which have been mentioned here:1. Acquiring offspring: There are hadiths which show that the Prophet (SM) was proud of his Ummah for having...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-39)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Ibn Katheer (Ra) says: "The word "awl4 here means injustice."5 This means that to suffice with just one wife is the best way to avoid falling into any kind of injustice and oppression. Allah (SWT) says:[سورة...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-38)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.This shows us that polygyny was not something unheard of that Islam had introduced into the world. There are many who use this issue to speak in error about Islam and the Muslims, waging an intellectual...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-37)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.PART THREEDoubts Regarding the Prophet (SM)CHAPTER ELEVENPlural marriagesIt states in the Torah that the Prophet Solomon (or Sulayman, as he is called in Arabic) had 700 concubines and 300 wives1 and Prophet Abraham (Ibraheem) had two...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-36)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Following are some of the lessons that may be learnt from this hadith:7* It is allowed for a man to travel with his wife.* Men are allowed to serve women on such journeys.* If a man...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-35)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.(Indeed, those who came with falsehood are a group among you. Do not think it bad for you; rather it is good for you. For every person among them is what [punishment] he has earned from...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-34)

To read the previous part of this story, click here. Then I turned away and lay on my bed. Allah knew that I was innocent and I hoped that Allah would reveal my innocence. However, by Allah, I never thought that Allah would reveal for my...