Eminent Muslim Personalities of African Origin

May 20, 2019


BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Mihja’   The Battle of Badr, the epic clash between Truth and Falsehood. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala speaks about the details of this glorious battle so that it may serve as a lesson for the adherents of both truth and falsehood:   قَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ أٰيَةٌ فِيْ فِئَتَيْنِ الْتَقَتَا فِئَةٌ تُقَاتِلُ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللّٰهِ وَأُخْرىٰ كَافِرَةٌ يَّرَوْنَهُمْ مِّثْلَيْهِمْ رَأْيَ الْعَيْنِ  وَاللّٰهُ يُؤَيِّدُ […]
May 23, 2019

Shuqran al Habashi

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Shuqran al Habashi [1]   Salih ibn ‘Adi was his name, Shuqran was his title, and he is the freed slave of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam inherited him from his father.[2] Mus’ab al Zubairi on the other hand says that he was an Abyssinian slave belonging to ‘Abdul Rahman ibn ‘Auf radiya Llahu ‘anhu who […]
May 23, 2019

Ayman ibn ‘ Ubaid

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Ayman ibn ‘ Ubaid   Sayyidina Ayman radiya Llahu ‘anhu is the son of ‘Ubaid ibn Zaid and Sayyidah Umm Ayman radiya Llahu ‘anha. He is thus the uterine brother of Sayyidina Usamah ibn Zaid radiya Llahu ‘anhu. Blessed was he, that his mother is a dweller of Jannat and the very woman regarding whom Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Umm […]
May 23, 2019


BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Julaybib   Sayyidina Julaybib radiya Llahu ‘anhu was an ally of the Ansar. He was short in stature with not very good looks and was a bachelor as one would guess. The practice among the Muslims during the lifetime of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was that when any woman was unmarried, they would first wait to see if Rasulullah salla Llahu […]
May 23, 2019


BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Aslam   Abu Rafi’ Aslam al Qibti embraced Islam before Badr but could not participate in the battle since he was still living in Makkah at that time with his master, Sayyidina ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhu. Thereafter he emigrated and participated in Uhud and the subsequent battles. During the reign of Sayyidina ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhu, he participated in the Conquest of Egypt.[1] […]