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 came with a new law, … Read more

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 was known asAs … Read more

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 Chapters 3 and 19, and it is … Read more

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 they too feared his anger. However, this man of … Read more

The Story of Mary in Brief

In Islam, Jesus is considered one of the five greatest prophets sent by God to mankind. Muslims’ knowledge about Jesus is based on the two main sources of Islamic knowledge: the Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings). In the Quran, Jesus is referred to as Isa ibn Maryam, or Jesus, the son of Mary. The story … Read more

Uthman Ibn Affan

(part 1 of 2): Generous and Pious Uthman ibn Affan was the third of Prophet Muhammad’s successors. He was known as the leader of the faithful and ruled for approximately 12 years. The first six years were times of relative tranquillity and peace, however the last years of his reign were marred by internal conflict, … Read more

The Story of Jesus in Brief

In relating the story of Jesus, the Quran describes how Mary, the mother of Jesus, was approached by an angel from God, bringing her tidings she had never imagined: that she will give birth to a son, a Messiah, who will be of the righteous and will be a prophet of God, calling the Children … Read more

The Ones Who Perished

(part 1 of 2): The Fate of the People of Noah, Sheba, Iram and Salih “Each one of them We seized for their crime: against some We sent a violent tornado, some were caught by a mighty blast; some we caused the earth to swallow up, and some We drowned It was not God Who … Read more