Companions of the Prophet – Anas Bin Malik (R.A)

“The Prophet has arrived! The Prophet has come!” An excited shout ran through the streets of Madinah. Everyone gathered around in hurry and anticipation, amongst them was a ten-year-old boy, called Anas Bin Malik. They received the Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) in great delight. Anas (R.A) was extremely enthusiastic about the arrival of the prophet and... Continue Reading →

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Companions of the Prophet – Mus’ab Bin Umair (R.A)

"Such a rich, handsome young man!" People would say admiringly. Born to wealthy parents in Makkah, Mus’ab bin Umair was a teenager who, because of his high status in society, was allowed to attend even the meetings of the elders of Quraysh. His mother was very proud of him and took great pleasure in telling... Continue Reading →

I Trust Him

It was seven o’clock at night. I was in my room, feverishly revising and going over all that I’d studied over the past few days. I turned a page and started repeating everything that was written on it. Tomorrow is the Science Exam, and that’s not a subject I’m really good at, which was exactly... Continue Reading →

The Sacrifice

“There are seven days left until Eid - ul Adha,” said Yusuf’s father, early Friday morning as he folded the newspaper and set it aside. “We need to decide when to buy a goat.” “Why don’t we all go to the barn where goats are being sold?” his wife said thoughtfully, and Yusuf jumped up... Continue Reading →

The Orphan’s Hero

Two tears dropped onto the pavement, where a little boy was sitting. His gaze blurred and wandered as he looked up to see a group of kids playing a game that would have seemed exciting to him. But he felt so broken-hearted that he could only stare at them. The Adhan sounded in the distance,... Continue Reading →

Wait For Your Turn

“Phew! There are such a lot of people here, mum. And they’re all pushing!” cried 8 year old Yusuf, holding his mother’s hand tightly. “It’s okay, honey. Just stay close and you won’t get lost.” replied his mother, her eyes glued to the Ka’aba. In the burning heat of Makkah, they had come to perform... Continue Reading →

So What?

“Yasir!” The mother called out. “Yes, mother?” Yasir responded, with a questioning look towards his mother. “Did you want something from me?” He asked. “No, but be a bit quieter; you are making much too much noise, and you need to calm down. Your little brother is napping, and he is sick as well, so... Continue Reading →

They Know Better!

“Assalamu alaykum, Farah! Did you sleep well?” Farah’s mother greeted her after her daughter had woken up. Farah looked disgruntled. “Yes, I slept well, but how come I have to wake up at ten even on the weekends?” Her mother shook her head. “Farah, even ten o’clock is very late. You should try to wake... Continue Reading →

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