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Abdur Rahman bin Awf

He was one of the first eight persons to accept Islam. He was one of the ten persons who were assured of Paradise by the noble Prophet (SAWS.) His name in Jahiliyah (ignorant period) days was ‘Abdu ‘Amr. But when he accepted Islam the noble Prophet called him ‘Abdur-Rahman – the servant of the Beneficent … Continue reading

Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid

She was born in the year 68 BH to Khuwaylid b. Asad and Faatimah bint. Za’idah. She was raised on praiseworthy characteristics and was well-known and praised for her intelligence, chastity, and prudence until people began to call her “Taahirah” or “the pure one.” She was a successful businesswoman, who achieved her wealth through hiring … Continue reading

Aishah Bint Abu Bakr

The life of Aishah is proof that a woman can be far more learned than men and that she can be the teacher of scholars and experts. Her life is also proof that a woman can exert influence over men and women and provide them with inspiration and leadership . Her life is also proof … Continue reading

Fatimah Bint Muhammad

Fatimah was the fifth child of Muhammad and Khadijah. She was born at a time when her noble father had begun to spend long periods in the solitude of mountains around Makkah, meditating and reflecting on the great mysteries of creation. This was the time, before the Bithah, when her eldest sister Zaynab was married … Continue reading


We do not know precisely how the young Abyssinian girl ended up for sale in Makkah. We do not know her ‘roots’, who her mother was, or her father or her ancestors. There were many like her, boys and girls, Arabs and non-Arabs, who were captured and brought to the slave market of the city … Continue reading