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Change of Mind

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 14:07

Hind bintu ‘Utbah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) is the wife of Abu Sufyaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and the mother of Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). 

Once she addressed Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and told him, “Prior to becoming a Muslim, I did not desire disgrace for any household more than for your household. Now that I have become a Muslim, I do not desire honour for any household more than for your household.” (Tabaqaat Ibnu Sa’d vol. 10, pg. 225)

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Earning His Du‘aas

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:19

Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) entered the fold of Islam in its early days with her husband, Abu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). The couple endured many hardships in the way of Islam. Abu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) made du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala that he must bless her (his wife) with the company of a better husband than himself if he died. When Abu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away, Abu Bakr and Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) both proposed to her but she declined. However when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) proposed to her, she agreed to marry him. She was thus honoured to be the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). (Siyaru A’laamin Nubalaa’, vol. 2, pg. 203)  

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Life’s a rollercoaster! Enjoy the ride.

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 December 2017 16:06

Life is topsy turvy. One day you are feeling high and the next day low. Every coming day is, well ... just unpredictable.

Life is like a see saw, it’s just like that

One up one down, tit for tat

You a ball one day, and the next you a bat

Be happy like a child, bear patience till the end

Old became gold, just like that

This phenomena affects everyone, without exception. Every Nabi that set foot on this planet experienced these feelings and emotions. The rich in their high rise apartments and the poor in their crumbling huts, the pious on their prayer mats as well as the sinful on their sofas and couches - every single one rides the changing tides of fortune. All shake the hands of prosperity and poverty. Everyone’s bowl is filled with his share of happiness and sadness, as well as the excitement and disappointment.

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Love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 14:32

The husband, father and brother of an Ansaari woman were all martyred in the battle of Uhud, wherein they had participated with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). When she was informed about this, she replied, “First tell me how is Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)?” They replied that he is well and alive. She said, “I first need to see him.” When she saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) she remarked: “I can manage any loss after seeing you safe and sound.” (As-Seeratun Nabawiyyah – Ibnu Hishaam, vol. 3, pg. 99)  

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Seeing may be Deceiving!

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 11:21

Qaasim (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the son of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed away in infancy whilst still being suckled by his mother Sayyidah Khadeejah (radiyallahu ‘anha). Due to her natural motherly love and compassion for her child she said to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam): “My bosom is still filled with milk for him. How nice it would have been if he was first weaned off before passing away.” To console her Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied: “Arrangements for his breastfeeding have been made in Jannah.” Khadeejah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said: “I was unaware of that.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned: “If you so wish, I will supplicate to Allah Ta‘ala who will make it possible for you to hear Qaasim’s voice.” At this she replied: “There is no need for that, for I have (more) conviction in what Allah Ta‘ala and his Rasool (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) have mentioned (than in what I perceive through my senses).” (Sunan Ibni Maajah #1512)

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