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Dealing with Difficulties: the example of Umm Salamah (ra)

By: Haqqseeker Source: MuslimVillage When we are afflicted with hardships and tests, or simply do not get something we anticipated or hoped for, then the story of Umm Salamah ( Allah be pleased with her) brings much comfort to the heart. It also encourages us to build up our own strength and increase our trust in  Allah Most High, for surely He is the best of planners and providers. … When Abu Salamah (my husband) decided to leave for Madinah, he prepared a camel for me, hoisted me on it and placed our son Salamah on my lap. My husband then took the lead and went on without stopping or waiting for anything. Before we were out of Makkah, some men from my clan stopped us and said to my...

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The influences against hijab

By: Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks Source: Ilmgate Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari (1879-1951, Cairo), the last Deputy Sheikh al-Islam of the Ottoman Empire, explained in his article on Hijab al-Mar’ah (Women’s Hijab, meaning to cover her body completely with loose clothing, not the modern misconception of the hijab as a “head scarf”): Because of those clear-cut texts (nusūs) [that is, the āyāt of the Qur’an and hadith]  prescribing the covering of women, one finds the Muslim women in the East [of the Muslim lands] and in the West [of the Muslim lands] have been most dutiful in complying with the regulations of hijab since the earliest times in the lands of Hejaz and Yemen, and in the lands of...

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Al Qasim ibn Muhammad – the grandson of Abu Bakr (ra)

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş Al Qasim ibn Muhammad was the grandson of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him). He was born in the 30th year after the hijrah, which corresponds to the year 650 AD. He is the cousin of Zayn al-Abideen, the great-grandson of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). Ja’far as-Sadiq is the grandson of Qasim ibn Muhammad. When Abu Bakr’s son, Muhammad, was martyred in Egypt, his son Qasim was left an orphan at 6 years old. His paternal aunt, Aisha (may Allah be pleased with him), then raised him[1]. Qasim ibn Muhammad relates the following anecdote from his childhood, which shows his closeness to his aunt: “On the...

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