37 - Relations with Arab Tribes

The ninth year of the Emigration (630-631) is known as the Year of Delegations (sanat al-wufud). The delegations coming to Madina on behalf of their tribes and meeting with Prophet Muhammad declared their acceptance of Islam, pledged allegiance both in their own name and in the name of their tribes, wanted to the learn the religion from the Messenger conveying it himself, and sometimes requested that teachers be sent to members of their tribes.

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38 - Last Call to the Polytheists

After Makka’s conquest, Prophet Muhammad made agreements with polytheistic tribes such as the Khuda’a and Mudlij – as he had made with those neighboring Madina such as the Damra, Ghifar, Juhayna and Ashja’ from the first year after the Emigration onwards – which ensured the freedom and safety of those visiting the Ka’ba for the major and minor pilgrimage and which guaranteed that no one would be in fear during the sacred months.

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39 - The Farewell Hajj and the Farewell Sermon

Prophet Muhammad started preparations for the major pilgrimage and wanted all Muslims to attend.

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40 - The Last Days of the Holy Prophet, His Sickness and His Death

After his return to Madina from the Farewell Pilgrimage, Prophet Muhammad’s health began to decline. During the days of his illness he visited the graves of the Uhud martyrs and performed the funeral prayer. Leaving his house on another night, he went to Madina’s graveyard and entreated God’s forgiveness for those buried there.

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The Chronology of the Era of Prophet Muhammad

Seerah / Seerah in chronology / Casim Avcı, PhD

A chronology of the life of Prophet Muhammad, spanning form his birth, childhood and youth, to his Prophetic mission across what is known as the Meccan and Madinan Periods, up until his demise.

read more 07.12.2010, Tuesday

Months of the Islamic Calendar: Meanings

There are twelve months in the Islamic lunar calendar. Since their names are in Arabic, their meanings might be somewhat difficult to grasp for a non-Arabic speaking audience. In this short piece, we briefly examine these terms.

read more 06.12.2010, Monday

Emergence of the Islamic Calendar

Seerah / Seerah in chronology / Kasım Şulul, PhD

A new page had opened after the Hijrah of the Prophet and his companions to Medina. Islam, which was going to change the course of the history, had found a new shelter andhomeland for itself. Hijrah gave its name to the beginning of the Islamic Calendar and the developments related to the calendar occurred generally after this date.

read more 05.12.2010, Sunday

The Importance of the Science of Sirah

Seerah / Seerah studies / Lastprophet.info

It is interesting that before the advent of Islam the life of no prophet or founder wasrecorded in a way that was in keeping with historical dimensions. This is true for the leaders of other great religions, in addition to the last two prophets before Prophet Muhammad, Jesus and Moses.

read more 21.11.2010, Sunday

Was there Ritual Prayer before Islam?

Seerah / Pre-islamic Arabia / Mehmet Soysaldı, PhD

We learn from information in the sources that some members of the Hanif religion – the small group of believers who refused to join in the general idol worship and remained attached to the worship of the One God in the period before Islam – performed ritual prayer (salat).

read more 03.11.2010, Wednesday