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The Blessed Birth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Three

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 08:33

 On the seventh day after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, his grandfather, ‘Abdul Muttalib, had his ‘aqeeqah. ‘Aqeeqah is where an animal, like the sheep or goat of qurbaani, is slaughtered on the seventh day after a child is born.

After slaughtering the ‘aqeeqah, ‘Abdul Muttalib prepared food with the meat and invited the Quraish to come and eat. When they came, they asked him what name he had given to the new born child. ‘Abdul Muttalib told them that he had named the child Muhammad.

The Quraish were very surprised, because this was a new name. They said to him, “Why did you give him a name which no one, from our fathers and grandfathers until now, has given to their child?” Since the name Muhammad means “the one who is praised and about whom people speak good things”, ‘Abdul Muttalib said, “I named him Muhammad so that Allah Ta‘ala and all the creation will praise him and speak good about him one day.”

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The Blessed Birth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Two

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 08:30

On the night when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, there was an earthquake in the land of Persia. The king of Persia was known as Chosroes, and he and his people would worship fire instead of Allah Ta‘ala. Because of this earthquake, all fourteen towers in the palace of Chosroes fell down and collapsed! Also, the Persians had a special fire in their temple. This fire was burning for one thousand years, and they would worship this fire. However, on that night, when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, this fire went off on its own! Finally, there was a lake named Lake Saawah. All of a sudden, this lake became dry and had no water left!

All these things which happened on that night were actually signs that the religion of worshipping fires was going to come to an end, as Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was now born and the Deen of Islam was coming to put an end to all the wrong religions.

The next morning, when the Persian king, Chosroes, woke up and learnt that the fire had gone out, and the towers of his palace had all fallen down, he became very, very worried. Then, one of his priests stood in front of him and said, “I had a dream last night. In my dream, I saw powerful camels pulling some Arabian horses. I then saw them crossing over the Tigris River and spreading to every country in the world.” When Chosroes asked the priest what this dream meant, he replied, “It seems like something very important will happen, and it will come from the land of Arabia.”

Read more: The Blessed Birth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Two

 

The Blessed Birth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part One

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2020 05:16

Our beloved prophet, Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was born fifty or fifty-five days after Allah Ta‘ala destroyed Abarahah and his elephants. The day of his blessed birth was Monday, 8th Rabee‘ul Awwal (according to the most reliable view). He was born in the house of Abu Taalib, at the time of subah saadiq which we also call sehri time.

The blessed birth of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was not like the birth of a normal baby. Rather, it was very special, and many special things happened when he was born. The reason is that this was the birth of the greatest person who ever came in the world, and the person who was the most beloved to Allah Ta‘ala.

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, the entire house was filled with noor and special light, and even the stars in the sky came down close to the earth. His mother, Aaminah, also saw a special light which was shining on the palaces of Syria.

Normally, when a baby is born, its body is covered in dirt and it needs a bath. But when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, his body was completely clean and he did not need a bath. When ‘Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saw the special manner in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, he said, “This grandson of mine is going to be a very great person one day!”

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The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) - Part Seven

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The People of the Elephants

The story of the people of the elephants is a very famous story. Allah Ta‘ala speaks of this story in the Quraan Majeed in Surah Feel. This story happened about two months before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, in the time when ‘Abdul Muttalib was the leader of the Quraish.

The story starts with a man named Abrahah. He was a Christian man who was the ruler in the land of Yemen. He saw that every year, all the Arabs from different places would travel and go to the house of Allah Ta‘ala, the Ka’bah, to perform hajj. When Abrahah saw this, he built a big, fancy church in Yemen and decorated it to make it look very beautiful. He wanted this church to be the new Ka’bah, and wanted all the Arabs to come to it to make hajj.

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The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) - Part Six

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 07:43

‘Abdullah

The father of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was named ‘Abdullah. The name ‘Abdullah is a very special name, because it is one of the names which Allah Ta‘ala loves the most.

After ‘Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), slaughtered the hundred camels for his son ‘Abdullah, he got him married to Aaminah, the daughter of Wahab.

Shortly after marrying Aaminah, ‘Abdullah left Makkah Mukarramah with a caravan traveling to Syria for business. However, while returning from Syria he became sick. Because he was sick and could not travel, he stayed away in Madeenah Munwwarah by his mother’s family.

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