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10
Apr

Book: A Mercy to the Universe

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Allah says :

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists).” [Surah Al-Anbiya (21) : 107]

So, how much do we know about our Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam), a mercy to the universe?

It is indeed a great blessing from Allah that He has preserved the life of His last messenger so that we can pretty much get a first-hand view of his mercy (and all his other great qualities for that matter).

We need to be grateful for this blessing. How? Well, we need to start reading about the Prophet’s (salallahu alaihi wasallam) life and then we need to model our life after his. It’s as simple as that.

We also need to read his biography (known as “seerah”) to our children, instead of fairy tales (“Once upon a time, there was a ferocious dragon who lived in Timbuktu. His name was Murphy.”)

There are many biographies of him out there, alhamdulillah. Here is a nice and simple one that I just came across:

A Mercy to the Universe by Shaikh Saeed Al-Qahtani (rahimahullah)*

[*He’s the one who compiled Hisnul Muslim (Fortress of the Muslim)].

[Oh and for more bedtime stories, you could try the story of Salman Al-Farisi (radiallahu anhu). Positively heartwarming story indeed.]

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9
Mar

Website: Prophetic Timeline

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

I just stumbled across this amazing (and very professionally designed) site:

http://www.prophetictimeline.com/

A very refreshing site indeed.

It’s the Prophet’s (salallahu alaihi wasallam) biography arranged in a time line format.

Question: Who can spot when fasting in Ramadan was made obligatory? They’ve mentioned it on the site.

Note: They use “God” instead of Allah which makes me think that the site might be geared towards non-Muslims.

Note #2: I haven’t checked the whole site. It seems fine to me and it was mentioned on an Ahlus Sunnah site. If anyone spots any issues, please let me know ASAP.