Stories from Stories of Prophets

The Ashaabul Feel (Part-1)

Abyssinia and NajashieIn this modem age the land of Habsh was known as Abyssinia. Today it is called Ethiopia. The Arabs gave the name Najashie to the kings of Abyssinia. A very famous Najashie was As'hama bin Ab'jar, who lived during the era of our...

The Story of Tubba (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Warnings and Lessons1. When a person in his individual life and in his life with the congregation becomes unmindful of the fear of Allah and his worldly possessions and power causes him to become proud and...

The Story of Tubba (Part-1)

The word Tubba' is actually an ethiopian word and of Semitic origin. According to some Arabic historians it is an  Arabic Semitic word and the word means "one who is followed" i.e., a leader. But modem day scholars contend that the word is Abyssinian in...

The Ashabul Ukhdood (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Abdullah made this Ism-e-A'tham the means of propagating the truth. If he found anyone sick, he used to say to him: "If you believe in Allah, the One God and become a  believer, I will pray...

The Ashabul Ukhdood (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Details of the StoryWith regard to the Tafseer of these verses the  Mufasireert have quoted various stories. Maulana Hifzur Rahman discussed all these stories in detail and in the end came to the conclusion that...

The Ashabul Ukhdood (Part-1)

Khad or Ukhdood' means a hole in the ground or a trench. The plural of it is 'Akhaadeect. Because of the fact that in the story under discussion the Kafir king and his  main courtiers of the kingdom had dag huge trenches wherein they lit...

The story of Saba (Part-11)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.(1) Reminding of His favours: In other words He mentions His favours on mankind and through that  directs man towards following His commandments. In Surah al-A'raaf.    He says:"So, remember Allah's favour so that you may be...

The story of Saba (Part-10)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Extent of the Flood of 'IraniWe must clarify that the flood of 'Iram did not come over the whole of Yemen but only directly affected the capital city Ma’aarib and its vicinity, but its destruction...

The story of Saba (Part-9)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.In the Qur’an Allah describes this scene:"Between them and the cities on which we poured our blessings.We had placed cities in prominent positions and between them We had appointed stages of journey in due proportions: "Travel...

The story of Saba (Part-8)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Second PunishmentAfter the breaking down of the reservoir at Ma’aarib the inbitants of the town became dispersed all over in various areas. That was, however, not the end of their punishment. This is because not...

The story of Saba (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Qur'an has taken these events and called upon the man with eyes and ears to see and hear to take note thereof. And Allah says:   "But they turned away (from Allah) and we sent against...

The story of Saba (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Muhammad bin Ishaaq reports on the authority of Ibn Munnabbah that during this time Allah sent 13 Nabees (A) to them, but they paid no attention. They looked upon their prosperity as a birth-right which they...

The story of Saba (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.In this verse Allah explain that the people of Saba had a wonderful sing of Allah's right inside their home-town, in that for many miles around them a the right and left there  were fruit trees...

The story of Saba (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Because Yemen was a land of abundance in fragrant scents, fruits and flowers and because it was granted great wealth in mineral resources of gold, silver and other minerals there was a general abundance of wealth...

The story of Saba (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.From the description given by ancient and modern historians about this dam we come to deduce the fact that the builders of Saba were quite well acquainted with the arts of engineering and construction. Towards the...

The story of Saba (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Saba and their Stages of RuleAccording to the historians the people of Saba had two stages of their rule, and each of these stages is divided into separate stages. The first stage of rule was from...

The story of Saba (Part-1)

The background to the rise and fall of nations is not governed by mere chance or in a haphazard manner, but is something that is subject to specific Divine principles. Sometimes the causes for a nations rise or fall are so clear and self-evident that...

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-8)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Allah says:"Say O Muhammad, Allah knows best their number. It is but few who know their (real case). Enter therefore not into controversies concerning them, except on a matter that is clear. Nor consult any of...

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click herPoints of TafseerThe Qur'an states:"Then we roused them in order to test which of the two parties were best in calculating the term of years they had tarried." (18:12)1. By these two parties are meant (a)...

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.For many years they lay asleep in the cave. In the meantme the situation in the town changed completely. The Romans captured the town and so as the Romans had accepted Christianity, the religion also became...