A Portrait of Umm Habiba – A Mother of the Believers

The Companions / The Prophet's Wives / Adem Apak, PhD

Given the name Ramlah at birth, she was known as Umm Habibah due to the name of her first child. She was the daughter of Abu Sufyan, a member of Banu Umayyah, one of the most important tribes of Mecca. Her mother was..

read more 23.03.2011, Wednesday

Dihya Bin Khalifa al Kalbi

The Companions / The Companions / Adem Apak, PhD

There is not enough information about the post hijra life of Dihya bin Khalifa (r.a.), who is originally from Southern Arabia and later made a home for himself around the region of Damascus as member of the Kalb tribe. What is known however.. 

read more 17.02.2011, Thursday

Ali in Sufi Culture

The Companions / The Companions / Kadir Özköse, PhD

Strong affection was shown to Ali because of the praise given to him by Prophet Muhammad. As a matter of fact, Ali was a figure who deeply affected Islamic Sufi thought. His intellect, morality, asceticism and taqwa (piety), in other words the importance he gave to religious life, have been taken as examples by Sufis.

read more 03.11.2010, Wednesday

Marriage Age of Aisha

ImageMost sources indicate that Aisha was only 9 years old when the Prophet married her. How would you explain this situation?

read more 22.03.2010, Monday

Zaynab bint Jahsh: Wife of the Prophet and Mother of the Believers

The Companions / The Prophet's Wives / Emine Gümüş Böke, PhD

Zaynab married Prophet Muhammad in the fifth year of Hijra. Zaynab, who was given the title "Umm-ul Hakam," is among the first female companions of the Prophet to have migrated to Medina.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Zaynab's marriage to Prophet Muhammad

The Companions / The Prophet's Wives / Emine Gümüş Böke, PhD

Muhammad Asad (d. 1992) and Suleyman Ateş state that our Prophet's aim in this marriage was to put into practice the new ruling on the divorced wives of step children in addition to fulfilling a moral obligation through honoring Zaynab.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Ahl Al-Badr

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

Ahl al-Badr or Ashab al-Badr (The Badr Companions) is the general name given to the companions of Prophet Muhammad who participated in the Battle of Badr, the first great battle in Islamic history.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday

Ansar (The Helpers)

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

The word ansar means 'helper' in Arabic, while the word ansari refers to a person who helps. But as a term, the Ansar were the people Medina who supported Prophet Muhammad and the muhajirun (Emigrants) when they emigrated from Mecca to Medina.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday

Al-Muhajirun (The Emigrants)

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

Muhajir refers to a person who leaves his / her place of residence or country to live elsewhere. The plural form of Muhajir, namely Muhajirun, as a term, refers to those early Muslims who believed in Prophet Muhammad after he started the call to Islam.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday

Mukthirun

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

Mukthir is a word derived the word “kathrat” in Arabic which means “to be abundant in number” and its plural is ‘mukthirun.’ As a term in the science of hadith, Mukthirun refers to the seven companions of the Prophet (pbuh) who narrated more than one thousand hadiths.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday