Aisha: Lover of the Beloved

It is the most unforgettable race in history, yet there are no spectators. Of the two racers, the younger one draws a line on the ground; the starting line. They are going to running that point. The older one ties his shirt around his belly.

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Ka’b ibn Malik: The Poet Punished with Silence

He wanders with words in his quiver. He is a poet; he starts a fire with his arrows. He draws his bow when people say, "Tell!" He draws his bow in such a way that the arrow sets fire to the wings of the condors before it is shot.

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Abdullah ibn Rawaha: A Poet Yearning for Heaven

Those who were silent with reverence when poets spoke were faced for the first time with words more powerful than poetry with the verses being revealed to the Last Prophet, and they did not know what to do. While they were grasping and submitting to...

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Fatima: A Prophet's Daughter who found Consolation in Death

The sun called its near-by stars to come a little closer. Then it opened the arms of its cloak and embraced them tenderly. It sounds strange, but the sun system's most brilliant stars gathered under cover. Their lips froze excitement.

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Desert Raider to Desert Rain: Abu Dharr al-Ghifari

Abu Dharr was among the desert raiders. A hulky, tall, thick haired, dark skinned man... The nightmare of the caravans. An intimidating, unwavering man. A Bedouin who knows the desert like the back of his hand.

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Salman al-Farsi: From Fire to Divine Light

Mabih was born in a house where they believed the fire to be holy and grand. The fire, however, got smaller as he grew up. Although the father tried to carve a god out of fire for his son, the son had already put it out; he was, in fact, burning with a yearning to...

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Mus'ab ibn 'Umayr: From Seeing Himself in the Mirror to Being a Mirror

The girls of Mecca wait impatiently for the time when the young man with the gentle steps will pass by their window. They are looking forward to the moment when they will see the graceful and noble features of his face.

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Abu Hurairah: From Servant of the Sun to Servant of Allah

In history Abu Hurairah is known by his sobriquets. He is one of those people whose nicknames come to mind before their real names. He had two given names, used at different times: “Servant of the Sun” and “Servant of Allah”.

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The 'Black' Letters on the White Pages of Islam

The increased interest of African Americans in Islam has become one of the most confusing phenomena related to the spread of Islam in the United States. By and large, Islam is stereotyped by many students of religion and ...

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The Sunna of Sacrificing

Eid al-Adha is called the Great Eid. It occurs at the culmination of the Hajj, and is the culmination of the first ten blessed days of Dhu al-Hijjah, days which have been described by our beloved Prophet (pbuh) as the best days of the year...

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