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Companions / الصحابة

The Yusuf of this Ummah: Jareer ibn Abdullaah al-Bajali

Jareer ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Bajali (رضي الله عنه) was a handsome companion and had a beautiful face and this is why he was likened to Prophet Yoosuf (عليه السلام) by the great companion ’Umar ibn al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه) who gave him the title of being the “Yusuf of this Ummah”.

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E-Book: The History of the Khalifahs by Imam Suyuti

Taken from Tarikh al-Khulafa, this classical work presents authentic hadith about the first four Khalifahs of Islam, may Allah be pleased with them, illustrating both the integrity and wisdom that they displayed in governance. This book also highlights their contributions to that body of practice which is known as the Sunnah.

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‘…and he was Amir Al-Mu’mineen’

Al-Hasan Al-Basri said:

I saw ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan sleeping in the mosque with a sheet around him and there was no one beside him, and he was Amir Al-Mu’mineen (commander of the faithful).

Source: Hilat Al-Awliya, 1/60

Video Lecture: The Companions between Sunnah & Shia / Sh. Abu Adnan

A sensitive issue throughout history that always arises between the Sunnah and Shia is that of the companions.

Through references of original texts (both Sunnah and Shia) Sheikh Abu Adnan identifies the differences of understanding that the Shia and Sunni have in regards to the companions. Since the companions are a source to derive Islamic knowledge from it is a pivotal issue for all Muslims to know.

His fragrance…

‘Utba Al-Sulami is a great Sahabi who entered Islam before Fatih Makkah. He witnessed two battles under the leadership of the Prophet, salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam. I translated the following from a book, ‘Men that history won’t forget’ by Shaikh Mahmoud Al-Masri, 2/318:

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‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (ra): “The strongest weapon against the enemy is…”

‘Umar sent the command to Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (may Alla be pleased with them) to set out to Iraq in preparation for the battle with the Persians. He sent the following advice:

“I am ordering you and the troops who are with you to fear Allah in all circumstances, for fear of Allah is the best weapon against the enemy and the strongest weapon in war. I am commanding you and those who are with you to be more careful in avoiding sin than in avoiding your enemy, for the sins of the army are to be feared more than their enemy. The Muslims are supported by their enemy’s disobedience towards Allah; were it not for that, we would not have any strength, for our numbers are not like theirs and our weapons are not like theirs. If we were equally matched in sin, they would have an advantage over us in strength, and if we did not have an advantage over them by our virtue, we would not be able to defeat them by our strength. [….]”

Al-Farooq ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab by Muhammad Rasheed Rida pp. 119-20. As cited in ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab: His Life &Timesby Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallabi. Vol 2,pp. 153-5.

E-Book: ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (R) (2 Vol. Set)/ Dr Ali M. Sallabi

Succession to the Prophet…The murder of `Uthman and the quest for justice…The Battle of the Camel…Ahl al-Bayt…Caliphs and Imams…Moderation and extremism…

This book is far more than a biography, as it discusses major issues that have their origins in the early decades of Islam, the repercussions of which are still felt today. In this book, Dr. Sallabi guides the reader through a myriad of hadiths and reports, peeling away the centuries-old layer of fabrications and distortions through which hostile elements both in the Muslim world and beyond sought to conceal the truth. What emerges is a clear picture of the first great turmoil that engulfed the Muslim world and how the noble Companions of the Prophet and the members of his family worked together to resolve these momentous issues, following the guidance and teaching brought by the Messenger of Allah.

The true battle for hearts and minds is that which is raging in the Muslim world today, where many vested interests are seeking to distort the very self-image of the Muslims. It is high time for us to reclaim our history and to stop letting others tell it for us. This book is of great importance as it sets the record straight on a period of our history that is of major significance. Every Muslim who cares about the big issues faced by Islam and Muslims should read this book.

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