Monthly Archives: May 2010

The difference between the Qur’an and Hadith

By Ahmed Von Denffer There is agreement among most Muslim scholars that the contents of the sunna are also from Allah. Hence they have described it as also being the result of some form of inspiration. [For details see kitab … Continue reading

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Al-Hudaibiya Treaty: Socio Political Impact

A series of events confirmed the profound wisdom and splendid results of the peace treaty which Allâh called “a manifest victory”. How could it be otherwise when Quraish had recognized the legitimate Muslims’ existence on the scene of political life … Continue reading

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Al-Hudaibiyah Treaty (Dhul Qu‘dah 6 A.H.)

When Arabia began to witness the large impressive sweep in favour of the Muslims, the forerunners of the great conquest and success of the Islamic Call started gradually to loom on the demographic horizon, and the true believers restored their … Continue reading

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A Letter to Mundhir bin Sawa, Governor of Bahrain

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) 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 following letter: “Allâh’s Messenger (Peace be upon him)! I received … Continue reading

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Prophet Muhammad (Sal-lal-lahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) as a Witness (SHAHID)

By Syed Abul Ala Maududi Allah T’ala sent the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.) as شَاهِدً Allah T’ala says in the Holy Qur’an: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, a bearer … Continue reading

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History of Masjid-un-Nabwi: Construction and Extension

It is mentioned in Bukhari as narrated by Anas bin Malik (RU) that when the Prophet (SAS) migrated to Madina area he stayed in Quba for fourteen days in the tribe of Banu Amr.  He then proceeded to Madina. He arrived … Continue reading

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Masjid-un-Nabwi: Doors, Domes and Minarets

By Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad A. DOORS 1. BAB  JIBREEL: It is in the eastern wall of Prophet’s Mosque. It is also called Bab-un-Nabi since the Prophet (SAS) used to enter the mosque through this door. It was also known as Bab … Continue reading

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History of the Sacred Chamber

By Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad INTRODUCTION Hujrat are those huts in which Prophet Mohammad (SAS) used to reside with his wives. When the Prophet’s Mosque was being built, two huts were also constructed for Prophet’s wives Aisha (RUA)  and Sauda(RU). More such … Continue reading

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SACRED GARDEN, PULPIT, COLUMNS, MEHRABS AND SUFFAH

By Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad 1. Sacred Garden Sacred Garden (Rawdah-tul-Jannah) is the area between the Prophet’s chamber and the pulpit of the Mosque. It is described in Bukhari and Muslim and narrated by Abu-Hurairah (RU) that Prophet Muhammad (SAS) said, … Continue reading

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Reverence for the Prophet’s Mosque

By Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad The superiority of the Prophet’s Mosque over other mosques is illustrated in the previous chapter. Visitation of Prophet’s Mosque is a matter of great privilege and honor for a Muslim. We must, therefore, display good manners … Continue reading

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VIRTUES OF THE MASJID-UN-NABWI IN MADINAH

1.  The foundation of the Prophet’s Mosque was laid on piety. Prophet’s Mosque is one of those mosques whose foundation was laid on piety. This is described in the Quran and Hadith. Allah (SWT) says in At-Taubah # 108‏ “Verily, the … Continue reading

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