Invitation to Islam

12 Dec

Abul Fida:

Rasool invited people to Islam secretly for 3 years. Then Allah commanded him to invite people to Islam openly.


The First Muslims (continued)

11 Dec

Nisaai in Kitab al-Khasaes:

Afeef narrates that in the times of jahiliya, I once visited Macca. It was the time of sunset. I was sitting with Abbas ibne Abdul Muttalib, talking to him and looking at Ka’ba when I saw a young man come there, look at the sky and stand facing the Ka’ba. In a little while a young lad came and stood to right of the young man. Then a lady came and stood behind them. The young man bent down in ruk’oo and the boy and the lady followed suit. When the young man got up, so did they and when he prostrated, they prostrated as well. I said to Abbas that this was a great event and he said: That is so. Do you know this young man, the boy and the lady? I said, no. Abbas said: The young man is my nephew Muhammad ibne Abdullah, the young boy is also my nephew, Ali ibn Abi Talib and the woman is Khadija bint Khwailad, the wife of the young man. The young man states that his God is the same God that has created the heaven and the earth and He has commanded him to this Deen that he is following. O Afeef, by God there is no one following this Deen today except these three.

The same book narrates that Ali ibne Abi Talib said: I have worshipped Allah 9 years before all of the followers of Muhammad.

Tafseer Durr Manthur of Suyooti; Fat-hal Qadeer of Shokani; Tafseer of Ibne Mardawiya:

All the above books, in exegesis of verse #10 of Surat al-Waqi’a, narrate from ibne Abbas that “Sabiqoon” refers to 3 people: (1) Hizqeel, momin-e aal-e Fir’oun; (2) Habib-un-Najjar, momin-e aal-e Yaseen; and (3) Ali ibn Abi Talib.

Bukhari in Tareekh Sagheer (narrating from ibne Abbas); and Siddeeq Hasan Khan in Tafseer Fat-hal Bayan (narrating from ibne Abi Laila):

Three persons are Siddeeq: Momin-e aal-e Fir’oun, momin-e aal-e Yasin and Ali ibne Abi Talib.

Declaration of Risalat and the First Muslims

10 Dec

Abul Fida:

When Rasool was 40, he received Allah’s command to declare his Risalat (Be’that). His wife, Lady Khadija was the first person to accept Islam. According to an authentic hadith of Rasool, there are many men who are perfect in Eeman but there are only 4 women who are perfect, and the four are: (1) Aasia, wife of Fir’oun; (2) Mariam bint Imran; (3) Khadija bint Khwailad; and (4) Fatima bint Muhammad.

The following books, among many others, state that Ali ibn Abi Talib was the first among men to accept Islam: Seerah of Ibn Hisham; Kitab al-isaba of Ibn Hajar; Isti’yab of Ibn Abdul Bar Maliki.

Marriage with Lady Khadija

9 Dec

Abul Fida:

When Rasool was 25, Khadija bint Khweelad, who was one of the richest business women of Arabia in those times, heard of his trustworthiness and requested him to lead a trade caravan to Syria for her. Rasool accepted and made a successful trade trip to Syria. In this journey, he was accompanied by Mysara, a servant of Lady Khadija. Upon his return, Mysara praised Muhammad and related to Khadija Muhammad’s excellent qualities that he had observed during the journey. He also related that whenever Muhammad went under the hot sun, there would always be a shade that would move with him. Hearing all this, Khadija was extremely impressed and proposed marriage. Rasool accepted this proposal and married Lady Khadija.* Rasool never married another woman as long as Khadija was alive.

*The ceremony of the Nikah of Rasool Allah and Lady Khadija was performed by Abu Talib.

Guardianship of the Rasool

8 Dec

Tareekh-e Abul Fida:

Rasool’s mother, Amena, passed away when he was six years old. His grandfather, Abdul Muttalib, who was his guardian, passed away when he was eight and then his guardianship passed to his uncle, Abu Talib.

Seerat an-Nabawiya:

On his deathbed, Abdul Muttalib handed over the guardianship of the Messenger of Allah to Abu Talib who – like his father Abdul Muttalib himself, considered alcohol haram (forbidden). Abu Talib loved Muhammad more than he loved his own sons.


Naming of the Holy Messenger

7 Dec

Baheeqi in Dala-il an-Nubuwwah:

Seventh day after the birth of Rasool Allah, Abdul Muttalib performed the ‘aqeeqa ceremony and invited the Quresh. After the feast, people asked Abdul Muttalib, “What name have you given the new born?” Abdul Muttalib replied, “Muhammad”.


Rasool said that among his names are Muhammad, Ahmed, Hashir, Mah’i, ‘Aaqib.

Birth of the Holy Messenger of Allah

5 Dec

Ibn Sa’d in Tabaqaat:

Lady Amena narrates that when Rasool-Allah was born, a light emanated with him that illuminated from east to west.


Muhaddith Dehlavi in Madarij un-Nubuwwah:

Abdul Muttalib narrates that the night when Muhammad (s.a.w.a) was born, I was in Ka’ba. After midnight, I heard the sound of takbir come from Ka’ba.