Darul Ilm – The House of Knowledge

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9. Abdullah Ibn Umar (R. A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services At Shaykhan, halfway between Madinah and Uhud, the thousand strong Muslim army led by the Prophet stopped. The sun had begun to sink beneath the horizon. The Prophet dismounted from his horse Sakb. He was fully dressed for battle. A turban was wound about his helmet. He wore a…

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8. Abdullah Ibn Sailam (R. A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services Al-Husayn ibn Salam was a Jewish rabbi in Yathrib who was widely respected and honored by the people of the city even by those who were not Jewish. He was known for his piety and goodness, his upright conduct and his truthfulness. Al-Husayn lived a peaceful and gentle life…

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7. Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (R. A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services When he was still a youth, not yet past the age of puberty, he used to roam the mountain trails of Makkah far away from people, tending the flocks of a Quraysh chieftain, Uqbah ibn Muayt. People called him "Ibn Umm Abd" — the son of the mother of…

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6. Abdullah Ibn Jahsh (R. A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services Abdullah ibn Jahsh was a cousin of the Prophet and his sister, Zaynab bint Jahsh, was a wife of the Prophet. He was the first to head a group of Muslims on an expedition and so was the first to be called "Amir al-Mu’mineen" (Commander of the Believers). Abdullah…

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5. Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As-Sahmi (R. A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services History would have by-passed this man as it had by- passed thousands of Arabs before him. He, like them, would have had no claim to attention or fame. The greatness of Islam, however, gave to Abdullah ibn Hudhafah the opportunity to meet two world potentates of his time —…

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4. Abdullah Ibn Abbas (R. A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services Abdullah was the son of Abbas, an uncle of the noble Prophet. He was born just three years before the Hijrah. When the Prophet died, Abdullah was thus only thirteen years old. When he was born, his mother took him to the blessed Prophet who put some of his…

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3. Abbad Ibn Bishr (R. A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services It was the fourth year after the Hijrah. The city of the Prophet was still under threat from within and without. From within, the influential Jewish tribe, the Banu Al-Nadir, broke their agreement with the Prophet and made plans to kill him. For this, they were banished from the…

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Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (Don’t ever say good bye)

It was like saying good bye to a dear one… it was like weeping when we were saying bye to Kelly, our onsite counterpart. You know, my team had been working with the same client from the US for the last almost 2 years. Initially it was a team of 4 part time testers, but…

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2. Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (R.A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services In the Waddan valley which connects Makkah with the outside world, lived the tribe of Ghifar. The Ghifar existed on the meagre offerings of the trade caravans of the Quraysh which plied between Syria and Makkah. It is likely that they also lived by raiding these caravans when they…

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1. Rumaysa bint Milhan (R.A.)

– Muslim Education & Literacy Services Even before Islam was introduced to Yathrib, Rumaysa was known for her excellent character, the power of her intellect and her independent attitude of mind. She was known by various names including Rumaysa and Ghumaysa, but these were possibly nicknames. One historian says that her real name was Sahlah…

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