Posts Tagged ‘Seerah’

The Appeal of the Sīrah

By Rami Koujah The word “education” is derived from the Latin word “ēducātiō,” which means “a breeding, a bringing up, a rearing.”1 An education is an active engagement between teacher and student whereby the teacher is an intellectual (and/or spiritual) guide nurturing and maturing the student’s mind and spirit. However, an education is not complete without […]

The Prophet’s Patience with Guidance

We now live a global village; whether on the internet, in one’s own country, or by traveling, people of all different backgrounds are meeting and interacting in a variety of venues. This is a crucial thing for Muslims as it gives us the opportunity to, and indeed also tests us by, representing Islam and calling […]

2011 Year in Review: SuhaibWebb.com

Year in Review: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 2011 was a year of moves to remember from all corners of the world: By the grace of Allah, Pharonic tyrants were forcibly moved off their thrones in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, readers hearts around the world moved to hold qiyams for the countless citizens risking their lives for freedom daily, and […]

Living the Prophetic Legacy Seminar w/Dr. Ramadan and Dr. Bayoun

Tarbiyah and Ilm Academy presents…   “Living the Prophetic Legacy in Our Times” An Intensive Weekend Seminar on the Life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ   When: July 23 – 24, 2011 | 10am-5pm Where: Sheraton Garden Grove DEADLINE TO ENROLL: Sunday, July 17, 2011 Dr. Tariq Ramadan           Dr. Imad Bayoun Info Trailer: Scholarships available! MAS Tarbiyah & Ilm […]

A Man of Character

Commanded to Love: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV Now that we know we must love the Prophet ﷺ, what true love is, and what the signs of love are, we must begin to actually […]

A History of Color

Only a few short weeks ago, the view outside of my window was awash in riveting color. A vivid blue sky framed a dazzling foreground of yellow-gold trees; the wispy outlines of the Rocky Mountains loomed in the distance. The airy blueness of the sky, the fiery brightness of the leaves, and the solid, imperturbable […]

Roles of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ

Part I In the Quran, Allah (swt) describes his Prophet ﷺ in two very important ways: 1. The Job Titles of the Prophet ﷺ “Oh Prophet, we have sent you as a Witness, and a Bringer of Glad Tidings, and as a Warner. And as a Caller towards God by His permission, and as an […]

Questioning the Hadith?

Question: I was wondering if you could talk about how we should deal with hadiths (Prophetic traditions) that seem to be unfair towards women; for example, that the hellfire is full of women, a woman is deficient in intellect, etc. How are we supposed to understand and accept these kinds of statements when they seem to […]

The Prophet’s ﷺ Sadness

Question: I am having trouble understanding the following narration from al-Bukhari’s Sahih: “The divine inspiration paused for a while and the Prophet ﷺ became so sad, as we have heard, that he intended several times to throw himself from the tops of high mountains, and every time he went up the top of a mountain […]

“And How Excellent These Companions Are!”

The Prophet ﷺ once came upon his companion, Thawban (may Allah be pleased with him), and noticed that he looked sad.  He immediately asked him, “O Thawban, what has changed your appearance?” Thawban replied, “O Messenger of Allah, I do not have any sickness or any pain except that I feel discomfort when I do […]

A Very Unique Pleasure

Once, a young boy, around the age of 10 or 11 came across the sirah of the Prophet ﷺ. After reading for sometime, his heart was moved. Let’s move from my words to his and try and benefit. “Suddenly I felt, while reading that book, a very unique pleasure. For, indeed, it was a pleasure […]

Mending the Fabric of Brotherhood

The Fatal Mistake It was one of the most intense moments of his life. Those around him had likely never striven so hard and moved so fast. As the battle waned and the fighters retreated up the hill a sense of relief and calmness overtook them: they had made it out alive. Allah `azza wa jal […]