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The Legend and the Legacy of a Prophet

Source: islamiconlineuniversity.com

By: Zaynub Zafar

“And ( Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala ) did take (Abraham) as a Khaleel (an intimate friend)” [an-Nisa’ 4:125]

All of us are leaving footsteps behind, our traces in this world. And when we die, we will be remembered and judged according to those traces. They can be good or bad. That will be the we leave behind.

Needless to say, this legacy should be powerful…inspiring! But what should it be? What can we do to outdo other common legacies? How about delving into one of the most brilliant legacies ever left behind? The legacy of Ibrahim alayhis salam. Because:

“Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Abraham and those with him” [al Mumtahanh 60:4]

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My Journey to Makkah (Murad Hofmann)

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Source: onislam.net

By: Murad Wilfried Hofmann

We stopped briefly in Makkah in order to circumambulate the Ka’bah one more time (tawaf al qudum), this time under the scorching sun.

Just like many other pilgrims, I tried to protect myself with an umbrella, but this proved utterly impossible lest you risk gouging out someone’s eye, or losing your own.

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Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari (RA)

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Source: http://hadithoftheday.com

Preface: These articles are only a summary of the lives of the great Companions and do not cover all the points of their life stories. These stories are not intended as biographies, but rather to provide a glimpse of the main incidents of each companion’s life. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all.

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