Stories from Prophet Muhammad (SM)

'Umre, the Battle of Muta and the Conquest-of Makka

After the Hudaibiyya treaty the Prophet, along with his Companions, could go to Makka to perform 'Umra. While they were in Makka the non-Muslims left the town. The Prophet (SM) stayed for three days performing the rituals of 'Umra. Three months after his return to...

The Hudaibiyya Treaty and the Conquest of Khaybar (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Muqawqis, the ruler of Egypt, showed respect for the Prophet (SM) letter, too. He treated the messenger well and sent him back to the Prophet (SM) laden with many gifts although he did not become a...

The Hudaibiyya Treaty and the Conquest of Khaybar (Part-1)

The Hudaibiyya Treaty gets its name from Hudaibiyya, a place on the way to Makka, where the treaty was signed. Six years after the Hijra the Prophet and 1,400 Companions set out for Makka to perform 'Umre (lesser Pilgrimage). This was risky because the Makkan...

The Battles of Bani Qainuqa, Bani Nadir and Ahzab

The Prophet (SM) had a pact with the Iews of Madina, in which they would help the Muslims to defend the city. They had also agreed to live in peace and friendship. However, instead of keeping their word the Jews plotted against the Muslims and...

The Battle of Uhud

Eventually, Abu Sufyan led an army of 4,000 men towards Madina, determined to crush the Muslims once and for all. When the Prophet (SM) learned of the advancing army, he discussed with the Companions how bestto meet this new threat. It was finally decided to...

The Battle of Badr

The Qur'an describes the Prophet Muhammad (SM) as the 'Mercy for all the worlds'. Islam preaches peace and friendly relations among the followers of different faiths. Though the Muslims were severely persecuted, they never tried to harm their oppressors. Instead, they prayed for their guidance....

The Prophet Settles in Madina

The Prophet (SM) migration (Hijra) as commanded by Allah (SWT) marks a turning point in the history of Islam. The Islamic calendar is based on this evento The year consists of twelve months, starting with Muharram and ending with Dhu al-Hijja. News that the Prophet...

The Hijra

The Prophet(SM) now decided that the time had come for the Muslims of Makka to migrate to Madina, where they could live as true Muslims and preach Islam. He instructed them to leave for Madina in small groups. The Prophet would leave when his followers...

Islam Spreads to Madina

Yathrib, which was later called Madina (the city), is revered world-wide as the Prophet (SM) city. It is about 300 miles from Makka. The weather in Madina is usually better than in Makka. The soil is suitable for agriculture, but because there is so little...

The Night Journey

One night the Prophet (SM) was awoken from his sleep by the Archangel Jibril, who led him to the door of al-Masjid al-Haram where Buraq, an animal from Paradise was waiting. The Prophet (SM) mounted Buraq and, accompanied by the Archangel [ibril. was taken swiftly...

The Year when Abu Talib and Khadija Passed Away

Ten years of the Prophethood of Muhammad (SM) had passed when two sad events took place. These were the death of his very dear and kind uncle, Abu Talib, and the death of one of the noblest ladies of all times, Khadija (Ra) his wife....

The Quraish Try to Prevent Islam from Spreading

After Hamza and Umar embraced Islam, the situation changed for the better and Islam began to flourish. The word of God, the Iight of guidance towards the noble path, began to reach large numbers of unbelievers more easily.  When the Quraish tribe of which the...

Hamza and Umar Embrace Islam

In the early days of Islam, whoever became a Muslim was persecuted and ridiculed by the unbelievers. But a turning point in the history of Islam came when Hamza and Umar embraced Islam. Both men were very strong and braveo One day, Abu Jahl insulted...

Humiliation of the Early Muslims

When the Prophet (SM) spoke on Mount Safa many good people were Iistening. But those leaders who in their hearts worshipped idols and c1ung to their evil ways became angry when they heard him. They believed that he was threatening their leadership. They turned against...

The Sermon on Mount Safa

Two years after his Prophethood, Allah (SWT) directed the Prophet (SM) through His revelations to preach among his tribesmen that there is only One God, Allah (SWT), and that no one shares His Divinity. The Prophet (SM) went to Mount Safa. situated in the centre...

The First Muslims

Khadija (Ra), may Allah (SWT) be pleased with her, was very happy and she offered thanks to Allah (SWT) for choosing Muhammad (SM) as His Prophet (SM). As the wife of the Prophet (SM), she understood the great honour given to her by Allah (SWT)...

The Prophethood

One day. while Muharnmad (SM) was remembering his Creator in the Cave of Hira, an angel appeared before him and asked him to read. He said that he did not know how to read. The angel pressed against his body and said: 'Read'. Muhammad (SM)...

The Prophet's Qualities and His Marriage to Khadija (RA)

Even as a young man, Muhammad (SM) had to work hard to earn a living. He looked after other people's goats, and later he gained experience of trading from his visits to Syria with his uncle Abu Talib.  His truthfulness, honesty, pleasant ways and hard...

The Prophet (SM) Infancy and Childhood

Muhammad (SM) stayed with his mother for a few days after his birth. Then, as was the Arab custom, Halima Sa'dia, a wet-nurse, took him and nursed him for two years. She was a good woman. Halima, who had an infant son of her own,...

The Prophet Muhammad (SM)

The Prophet Muhammad (SM) was born in Makka, a town in Arabia, early on a Monday morning on the 12th of Rabi-al-Awwal more than 1,400 years ago. It was in the year 570 of the Christian Era (CE). That year was called Am-al-Fil or the...