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Prophet Mohammad Would Have Seriously Hated Men’s Rights Activists

It’s the late 1920s — women are well-serving housewives, and men are powerhouse executives sacrificing their time and energy for the betterment of humankind. Oh heavens, thank God for their selflessness. That is exactly how Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) envision our world. In a series of tightly-secured events and private parties, the voices for mens’…

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All You Need is Prophetic Love

What happens when the meaning of Muhammad ﷺ is reduced to an empty name brand, that even those who were raised wearing it, stop buying? Let’s face it, many within and outside the faith don’t get the obsession with the man, and masculinity in general due to the looming specter of toxic masculinity. Toxic masculinity does not refer…

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The #WhoIsMuhammad Hashtag Takes Over Twitter

Have you joined in on the latest trending hashtag? Twitter user @SpanishKash1 started the hashtag #WhoIsMuhammad and it has now been tweeted over 170,000 times. The hashtag was created in response to Charlie Hebdo’s new cover depicting yet another offensive cartoon of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims around the world are taking part in #WhoIsMuhammad to share the positive teachings…

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The Impact of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) Message

The state of the world before the arrival of our beloved Prophet (saw) is known as Jahiliyah. Jahiliyah literally translates to ‘Ignorance’ in English, but also refers to Arabian society before Islam. Many evils existed during that time, such as tribal warfare, killing of female babies, the abuse and degradation of women, greed, racism, the…

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The Compilation of the Holy Qur’an

From the Prophet’s lips to our books today It’s important to understand that the Qur’an literarily means ‘recitation’ from the word qira’a; it is basically what was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) from Allah (SWT) , memorized by himself and his companions, and kept in an Allah (SWT) –inspired sequence since the beginning of its…

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The Muslims after the Prophet’s Death

“You will die and they will die, and Muhammad (SAW) is but a Messenger; of a surety, all Messengers before him have passed away. If then, he die or be slain, will you turn back on your heels? Whosoever worships Muhammad (SAW), let him then know that Muhammad (SAW) indeed is dead; but whoso worshipped…

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The Death of Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was in grave condition. Soon after his last sermon, he was so weak that he could not move. He appointed Abu Bakr to lead the prayers in his place (a wise forethought, for Abu Bakr was to become the Caliph after the death of the Prophet.) Although he was dangerously ill, he…

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The Final Sermon

The year 10 A.H. was one of the most significant years of the Islamic calendar. Leaders and tribes that one could have never imagined would show the least bit of acceptance towards Prophet Muhammad (SAW) began to embrace Islam as their faith, and multitudes of people were turning to the religion of Allah (SWT) ….

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The Battle of Tabuk

They did not wish to strive in Allah’s way with their wealth and their selves; and they said (to the others), “Do not go in the heat”. Say (O Muhammad), “The fire of Hell is fiercer in heat”; if only they could understand. — Surah at-Tawbah, 9:81 In the 9th year of the Muslim calendar,…

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The Battle of Hunayn

The tribes of the Hawazin and Thaqif were of the final few tribes that did not accept the message of Islam in Mecca and they fought against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) . The battle took place during the month of Shawwal in the eighth year of Hijrah. Under his command, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had 12,000 armed…

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The Conquest of Mecca

After Muslims were hassled by the Quraysh on their way to Mecca to perform the umrah, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) decided that it was time to take diplomatic action. The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah was composed, providing for a ten-year-truce and allowing ample time for outside tribes to make their alliances. Peace came to the hijaz. Little…

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The Battle of Muta

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) sent a man named Al-Harith bin Umair al Azdi to the ruler of Busra inviting him to the religion of Islam. The governor of al-Balqa, Sharhabeel bin Amr al Ghazani interfered and Al-Harith ended up getting beheaded. This was not to be taken lightly since the Treaty of Hudaybiyah had promised peace….

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The Treaty of Hudaibiyah

The Treaty of Hudaibiyah is called by the Qur’an a “clear victory.” Six years after migrating to Medina, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had a dream that he and his followers were performing Umra (pilgrimage). After having this dream, the Prophet (SAW) and about fourteen hundred Companions started towards Makkah. Since they did not want any fighting,…