Tag: Islam

Bilal Ibn Rabah: Tortured By The Polytheists Of Quraysh

Bilal Ibn Rabah, also known among the early Muslims as Bilal al-Habashi was a close companion of the Prophet Muhammed (p). Bilal was one of the first people who had embraced Islam during the early Makkan period. He was also one of the first people to get persecuted. He was relentlessly tortured by his master… Read More ›

From Persecutor To Defender: Umar Ibn al-Khattab’s Early Days

Umar Ibn al-Khattab was an arch enemy of the Prophet Muhammed (p). His intention one day was to head over to where Muhammed (p) was and murder him. Before he headed over to murder the Prophet, he was inquired by Nu’aym as to where he was going. Umar responded by saying he intended to put… Read More ›

Abu Dharr al-Ghifari’s Persecution In The Hands Of Quraysh

Abu Dharr was a close companion of Prophet Muhammed (p). In the early days of Makkah the Muslims were forbidden from declaring or talk about their new faith  of Islam, to the idolaters. The idolaters hated those who believed in One God and Muhammed being His Messenger. As such, anyone who were to be found… Read More ›

Unnamed Muslim Woman Tortured By Quraysh Idolaters

In Makkah, a unnamed Muslim woman was tortured  for being accused of stealing. The polytheists even touched and searched her private parts: Narrated `Aisha: A black lady slave of some of the Arabs embraced Islam and she had a hut in the mosque. She used to visit us and talk to us, and when she… Read More ›

Suhaib Ibn Sinan Endures Persecution

The following is a report on the Sahabi (companion) of the Prophet Muhammed (p), Suhaib Ibn Sinan who was persecuted by the idolaters in Makkah after his conversion to Islam. Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir – Ibn Sa’d (784 – 845 AD) reports: “Umar Ibn Hakam relates ‘The polytheists of Makkah would torment Ammar, Suhaib, Abu Faidah… Read More ›

Abu Fukayhah Juhani’s Persecution

This article is a continuation on the companions of the Prophet Muhammed (p) who were persecuted by the polytheists in Makkah. In this series, we present a report on Abu Fukayhah Juhani’s early days in Makkah. How he converted to Islam and his subsequent persecution in the hands of the idolater, Umayyah Ibn Khalaf. Al-Isti’ab… Read More ›

Umar Ibn al-Khattab In Pre-Islamic Days Beat Those Who Professed Islam

When Umar Ibn al-Khattab was a polytheists he used to beat a girl because she was a Muslim. This is reported in Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “He passed by a slave girl of B. Mu’ammil, a clan of B. Adiy b. Ka’b who was a Muslim. Umar b. al-Khattab was punishing her to… Read More ›

Abu Lahab’s Wife Attempts To Murder The Prophet Muhammed

Abu Lahab’s wife, Umm Jamil – Her name was Arwah bint Harb bin Umayyah, she attempted to murder the Prophet Muhammed (p) when a verse of the Quran was revealed about her: “When Surat al-Masad (The Palm-Fibre) was revealed, the wife of Abu Lahab came looking out for the Prophet (pbuh) while she was carrying… Read More ›

Arqam Ibn Abi Arqam’s Treatment In Makkah And His Exile To Abyssinia

Arqam Ibn Abi Arqam relates how in the early days of Islam in Makkah he converted to Islam and kept it a secret for fear of him being persecuted or murdered by polytheists. When some polytheists found out he has converted to the new faith (i.e., Islam), they captured and jailed him. He eventually fled… Read More ›

Abu Bakr And Talha Ibn Ubaydullah Tied Together

Early Muslim converts to Islam were treated harshly by the polytheists. Their crime? Believing that there is One God,  and that Muhammed is His Messenger. Some of the ordeals early Muslims faced were very harsh, at times the early converts were murdered for holding on to their new beliefs. Among those who were mistreated is… Read More ›

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