A Sting from the Past – Part 2

“You can’t just delete people from your life. It is not that simple Anna”, Jacob was furious. “I can and I have.” “Look Anna we know, we understand your anger”, Marya said trying to calm the air between her friend and her husband. “Really,  you do? You are the most selfish people I have ever…

A Sting from the Past

She was not listening anymore. She looked ahead of us, in the distance, oblivious to my words, and my presence. I followed her gaze to a family standing on the other side of the mall. A young couple, our age, with a 6 or 8 year old daughter. The man and his wife were looking at…

Cat Frenzy

“There are two types of people in the world”, he said. “One who like cats and one who like dogs.” “There are a third kind too”, she interrupted. “The one that like neither.” “Come on, there is no such person who doesn’t like either cats or dogs.” “Well, meet me”, she grinned. “I am neither…

The Hero of the Battle of Uhud – Talhah ibn UbaidAllah

He was among the noble clans of the Quraish, a wealthy trader who was born approximately 15 years before the prophethood was declared by Muhammad (pbuh). He was hands down an honorable man among his clan and a successful trader. He was traveling in Basra for his trade when he met a monk who told…

Al-Khansa – The unmatched poetess of Medina

She was Tamadur bint Amr ibn Shareef and was known as Al-Khansa. She came to Medina along with a delegation of  her tribe, Banu Sulaym. She embraced Islam and began the life of a righteous Muslimah. She was an extremely beautiful, well mannered and an eloquent woman of her times. Khansaa started reciting poetry at…

The Hawk of the Day of Al-Yamamah – Zaid ibn al-Khattab

He was Zaid ibn Al-Khattab, the elder brother of Umar (ra). He had accepted Islam before Umar had. His faith in Allah and His messenger (pbuh) were his greatest strengths. He was tall, well built man, an ideal hero whose motive was, ”Actions speak louder than words.” He never stayed back from any call of…

The first female Muslim nurse and surgeon – Rufayda as-Aslamiya

She was Rufayda belonging to Bani Aslam tribe of the Khazraj tribal group of Medina. She was among the first people in Medina to accept Islam. She was also among the Ansari women who welcomed the Prophet (pbuh) upon his arrival in Medina. Even though not much is known about her, she is famous for…

The Hero of the Battle of Trench – Salman Al-Farisi

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The woman of two girdles – Asma bint Abu Bakr

She was the daughter of Abu Bakr as-Sidiq, half sister of Aisha, through another mother, and mother of Abdullah ibn az-Zubair, who is famous as the one who didn’t give in to corruption and stuck to the truth in the later history of Islam. She is most likely to have accepted Islam on the hands…

The Beloved of the Prophet (pbuh) – Zayd ibn Harithah

He is Zayd ibn Harithah, one of the most beloved companions of the Prophet (pbuh) and the only companion to have been mentioned in the Quran by his name (Surah A-Ahzab 33:37). Allah swt chose many of the companions to come to Makkah for one or other reasons, to be among the followers of His…