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Umar: The Man Satan Feared

Tradition and stubbornness tied his hands. Five years passed before these ties were broken. The sun rose and set hundreds of times during five years. He slept and awoke hundreds of times. But his hands were always bound.

read more 06.09.2013, Friday

Khadija: The Woman to whom God Sent Greetings

He draws on the ground with a branch. His students carefully watch his hand and lips. What they see is four long lines. What they hear is: "Do you know what these are?" The lines flow to their eyes the ground which has become an endless black board. 

read more 26.08.2013, Monday

Ummu Salama: Our Mother Who Ran

First she ran to Arkam's house with her husband Abu Salama; she had heard about the Prophet (pbuh)'s call to Islam. Later she went to Abyssinia with her husband because she was called to migrate. 

read more 26.08.2013, Monday

The month that slows down life

Don't ask someone who is walking hastily for help with an address. No address is more important than the address that he or she is aiming to arrive at. Don't extend your hands to him; his hands are not by his side. Don't greet him. 

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Abu Ayyub al- Ansari: ''To you, I Have come O Prophet Muhammad, not to this Tombstone!''

Medina has never awaited anyone like this before. Not only the eyes of humans, but the eyes of clouds, hills and gardens are fixed on the road. For days the city has talked of nothing but him. When his name is whispered, the trees rustle, the well-water rises...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Bilal: The Caller Dispersing the Veil of Darkness with his Voice

First voice: "You will not escape this persecution until you worship Lat and Uzza!" Second voice: "My Lord is Allah. He is One." Third voice: "How much longer are you going to torture this poor man!"

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Ali: The Secret Door of Knowledge

Night had opened its treasure chest and poured out all its stars. While drifting towards the earth slowly like snowflakes, they would soon cover the mountains, plains and deserts; while floating towards the rivers and seas, they were about to...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Uthman: The Beloved Martyr

One day we will no longer have the right to choose which path to follow; until that time there are many who came before us who act as examples for which path to choose, for how to act in this life.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Abu Bakr: Being Friends with the Prophet

All arrows were pointing towards Medina. A sign had been given, and preparations for the journey had begun. Those who would come on this journey that would change the flow of history and the calendar were taking their places in turn.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Abu al-Darda: A Tradesman who Feared Accounts

There was a bi-polar world in Medina before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came: Profit and Loss. Cavalryman Abu'd- Derda raced back and forth between these two poles on his mental horse. He knew that trade was a job of keeping accounts, and...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday