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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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How the Companions (ra) dealt with Islamophobia

By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah No minority in any country is assured of complete safety unless they enter into an accord with the locals. Accords of safety and peace treaties are generally agreed to verbally or in writing. Before emigrating to Madinah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) first took assurances from the Ansar when they met in Mina. This is referred to as “Bai’atul Aqabah” in which the few dignitaries of Madinah pledged their support to Islam and the Muslims. In Islamic history, there were several such accords at different periods and in various places. One of the first of its kind was the agreement between the Muslims and the Abyssinian king, Negus....

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When the Ummah is tested: Causes and cures

By: Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti (Translated by Mufti Zubair Bayat) Source: IlmGate Heaps of Disgrace “Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” (Qur’an 13:11) The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new problems and difficulties. Now and again, reports of untold oppression and barbarism against Muslims are received. Their lives, property and self-respect is trampled upon and worse than that, their religious matters are tampered and interfered with, their Masjids are under constant threat of being converted into temples and are disallowed proper implementation of their (Muslim) personal law. Our Blindness Despite this, the Muslim considers...

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