The Companions

10.02.2019, Sunday

The Martyred Caliph: Uthman (ra)

The Companions / The Companions / Adem Apak, PhD

Uthman (r.a) was born in Mecca 47 years before the Hijra (Migration to Medina).

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Umar (r.a) : A Leader Crowned with Truth and Justice

The Companions / The Companions / Dr. İsrafil Balcı

The caliphate of Umar (r.a), which spanned the ten years between 634 AD (12 Hijri) and 644 AD (22 Hijri), is regarded as one of the most exemplary, exceptional and idealized periods in Islamic history. 

read more 16.11.2018, Friday

The Young Martyr of Uhud: The Companion Mus’ab bin Umayr (ra)

The Companions / The Companions / Prof. Dr. Adem Apak

Mus’ab bin Umayr (ra) came from the Abd ad-Daar branch of the Quraysh tribe, and his family was among the most prominent and wealthy clans of this tribe.

read more 18.05.2018, Friday

Anas bin Malik (ra): The Devoted Servant of the Prophet (saw)

The Companions / The Companions / Prof. Dr. Adem Apak

Anas bin Malik (ra) was born in Medina ten years before the Hijra (Immigration). His family belonged to the Najjar clan of the tribe of Hazraj, which was one of the two leading tribes of Medina. 

read more 15.05.2018, Tuesday

The Lion of God, the Martyr of Uhud: Hamza (ra)

The Companions / The Companions / Prof. Dr. Adem Apak

Hamza (ra) was born in 570, one year before the Prophet (saw), in Mecca. His father is Abd al-Muttalib, and his mother is Hala bint Wuhayb, who was a paternal cousin of the Prophet’s (saw) mother.

read more 15.05.2018, Tuesday

Abu Hurairah

The Companions / The Companions / M. Yaşar Kandemir, Prof. Dr.

He was affiliated with the Daws branch of the tribe of Azd, yet his date of birth is not known. During the period of Ignorance, his name was recorded in various forms as Abd Shams, Abd Amr, Sukain, Amr b. Abd Ghanm. The holy Prophet (pbuh) changed his name to Abdurrahman or Abdullah.

read more 12.07.2013, Friday

The Relationship of the Companions and Prophet Muhammad in the Quran

The Companions / The Companions / Ali Galip Gezgin, Prof. Dr.

The Companions, who were the first to receive the Quran when it was revealed in the 7th century, were examples, like the Prophet, both in behavior and practice for those who would come after them due to their sincere affiliation with him.

read more 05.07.2013, Friday

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

Ahl Al-Badr

The Companions / The Companions /

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