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BIOGRAPHIES & SCHOLARS

Prophet Saleh

God said in Quran that Prophets and Messengers were sent to every nation on earth and that they all spread the same message – to worship One God, alone, without partners, sons, or daughters. The majority of Prophets mentioned in the Quran and the traditions of Prophet...

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The Story of Prophet Hud

Many people may be surprised to learn that Muslims also believe in many of the Prophets found in Jewish and Christian traditions. Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, amongst many others, all figure prominently in the pages of Quran. Believing in all of God’s prophets and...

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The Story of Prophet Job

Information about the various prophets sent by God to humankind can be found throughout the 114 chapters of Quran. The information is presented in a variety of ways. From a few short verses, to the long narrative concerning Prophet Joseph, that takes an entire...

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The Kaba – the Sacred House of God

The Kaba[1] is the sacred House of God situated in the middle of the Holy mosque in the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. The black cube shaped box is familiar to people of all faiths due to the images that come out of Saudi Arabia every year at pilgrimage time. Usually...

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Lessons from the Story of Moses and Khidr

(part 1 of 2): Who is Khidr? Elsewhere on this website you are able to read about the life of Prophet Moses, may God praise him. It is a fascinating story filled with anecdotes and life lessons that are applicable today as they were in the time of Moses. Briefly, in...

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A Short Biography of the “Mothers of the Faithful”

(part 1 of 2)   The wives of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, hold a special place in Islamic piety. The Quran calls them “Mothers of the Faithful” (Quran 33:6). They were his wives in this life and shall be in the life to come....

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The Prophet and Polygamy

(part 1 of 2)   Introduction Most Westerners regard polygamy as intrinsically evil and its practice as immoral. In contradiction, they realize and purport that every age and society has its own standards, but then themselves judge this by the standards of their...

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Abu Bakr, the Truthful

(part 1 of 3): The First ‘If I had taken anyone as my closest friend I would have taken Abu Bakr, but he is my brother and companion.’[1] These are the words of Prophet Muhammad, may God shower him with praises, and Abu Bakr was his closest earthly companion. Abu Bakr...

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The Story of Lot

(part 1 of 2): The Life and Times of Sodom God sent all the Prophets to their people with one message, to worship God alone and not to associate anything or anyone with Him. However, God sent Prophet Muhammad to all of humankind. Although his message was the same, he...

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Abu Bakr, the Truthful

(part 1 of 3): The First   ‘If I had taken anyone as my closest friend I would have taken Abu Bakr, but he is my brother and companion.’[1] These are the words of Prophet Muhammad, may God shower him with praises, and Abu Bakr was his closest earthly companion....

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Stories of a Blessed Family

(part 1 of 2): Prophet Zachary This is the story of a feeble old man who loved and feared God; an elderly man, named Zachary (also called Zachariah), who had spent his life gaining knowledge and teaching others, purely for God’s pleasure. The Quran tells his story in...

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Omar, The Criterion

(part 1 of 3): “Strengthen Islam with Omar” When the enemies of Islam heard the name of Omar, their knees would tremble. When Satan saw Omar walking down the street, he would turn the other way. Even Omar’s friends would sometimes find his presence intimidating, and...

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