Qubbat as-Sakhra (Dome of the Rock), not to be confused with Masjid al-Aqsa, was the location of the Isra’ and Mi’raj in Jerusalam, PALESTINE. The night the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him ) ascended to heaven, he stood upon a rock inside Dome of the Rock. The rock tried to follow him but the angel Jibril (peace be upon him) stopped it. Supposedly it has the footprints of the Prophet and the handprints of Jibril.
More women than men revert to Islam, debunking the myth that Islam is an oppressive religion for women…
“The reason why women why women are turning to Islam must certainly have something to do with the honor that Islam gives them and the equality with which it deals with people, not only in gender, but also in terms of race, nationality, class etc. However, the overriding reason why I and so many others like me were attracted to Islam was because Islam answered the most important question which I had ever asked: ‘Why am I here on this earth?’ So I crossed the divide and managed to see what lies on either side…Alhamdulillah I chose Islam.” (Why Women Are Coming to Islam, Ad-Da’wah ilAllah – A Womens’ Islamic Magazine, Zawaj.com)
Have you ever seen the masjid of Bilal ibn Rabah (may Allah be pleased with him)? Bilal was the first person to make the adhan (call to prayers).
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: When the Muslims arrived at Medina, they used to assemble for the prayer, and used to guess the time for it. During those days, the practice of Adhan for the prayers had not been introduced yet. Once they discussed this problem regarding the call for prayer. Some people suggested the use of a bell like the Christians, others proposed a trumpet like the horn used by the Jews, but ‘Umar was the first to suggest that a man should call (the people) for the prayer; so Allah’s Apostle ordered Bilal to get up and pronounce the Adhan for prayers. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book #11, Hadith #578)
Narrated the merits of Bilal bin Rabah the freed slave of Abu Bakr. The Prophet said (to Bilal), “I heard the sound of your shoes in Paradise just in front of me.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book #57, Hadith #97)
(52) Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: Umar used to say, “Abu Bakr is our chief, and he manumitted our chief,” meaning Bilal. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book #57, Hadith #98)
Scene from the movie, The Message, Bilal giving the first call to prayer…
They realized the greatness of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the truth that he propagated…ISLAM. But did they submit and become MUSLIM?
“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” (Surah Aali ‘Imraan 3:85)
“By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, there is no-one of this ummah, Jew or Christian, who hears of me then dies without believing in that with which I have been sent, but he will be one of the people of Hell.” (Reported by Muslim in al-Saheeh, 153).
Allah knows best about their fate!
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