Interesting Facts about Islam
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1) Sumaiya (RA)
mother of Ammar (RA) and wife of Yassir (RA) was the first to
meet martyrdom for the cause of Islam. She was killed by Abu
Jahl the enemy of Islam.
2) Did you know
that Imam Bukhari (RA) compiled his collection of 7,275 Ahadith
by selection from 600,000. Before writing each Hadith he would
make 2 Rakaat nafl Salaat.
3) The 10 Sahabah
who were promised Paradise during their lifetime were, Abu-Bakr
Siddiq(RA), Umar bin Khattaab(RA), Uthman bin Affan(RA), Ali bin
Abi Talib(RA), Talha Bin Ubaidullah(RA), Saeed Bin Zaid(RA), Abu
Ubaidah Bin Jarrah(RA), Zubair bin Awwam(RA), Saad Bin Abi
Waqqas(RA), and Abdur Rahman Bin Auf(RA).
4) Ammar (RA)
Built the First Musjid at the request of Rasulullah (SAW). It
was the Musjid in Quba.
5) Two of the
Ummahatul Mu’mineen (Mothers of the Ummah), (Rasulullah (saw))
died before him; they are Khadijah (RA) and Zainab Bint
6) Salmaan Farsi
(RA) was the one who suggested to Rasulullah (RA) about digging
a trench around the city of Medina at the time of the battle of
7) Abdullah Ibn
Zubair (RA) was the first baby boy to be born after Hijrah. His
Father was Zubair (RA) and his mother was Asma (RA). His aunt
(mother’s sister) was none other than Ummul Mu’mineen Ayesha
(RA) and his grand father was Abu-Bakr Siddiq (RA).
8) Zaid (RA) is
the only Sahabi whose name is mentioned in the Quran (Surah
(SAW) made du’aa to Allah that, He strengthen Islam with Umar
bin Al-Khattaab or Umar bin Hisham i.e. Abu Jahl. Allah accepted
the du’aa in favour of Umar bin Al-Khattaab (RA).
10) Abu-Bakr (RA)
received the title ‘As-Siddiq’ on readily saying that he
accepted Rasulullah (SAW)’s Night Journey (Mairaaj) to the
Heavens when the Kuffar asked for his opinion.
11) Ali bin Abi
Talib (RA) walked all the way from Makkah to Medina, at the time
of Hijrah, while hiding from the pursuing Quraish.
12) Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari
(RA) was blessed by Allah to be the first host of Rasulullah
(SAW) in Medina.
(SAW) called Yahya (AS) son of Zakariyyah (AS) ‘Shaheed bin
Shaheed’ meaning ‘Martyr son of Martyr’.
14) Uthman bin
Affan (RA) did not fight in the battle of Badr as he stayed home
to take care of his sick wife Ruqayyah (RA), daughter of
Rasulullah (SAW). She died shortly before Medina received the
news of Victory for the Muslims in the battlefield.
15) All of
Rasulullah (SAW)’s children died before him except for his
daughter, Fatimah (RA).
16) Amr bin
Thabit (RA) became a Muslim during the battle of Uhud, and died
as a martyr in the same battle. When asked about him, Rasulullah
(SAW) said that he was from the People of Paradise, even though
he had not prayed a single salaah.
17) Zaid bin
Harith (RA) accompanied Rasulullah (SAW) when he went to Ta’if.
18) The cause of
Abu Lahab’s death was the wife of his brother Abbas (RA),
Umul-Fadl (RA). On hearing about the defeat of non-Muslims at
Badr, he started abusing a Muslim servant, so she took a log and
hit him, which caused his skull to crack. He died a few days
later because of it.
19) Ameer ul
Mu’mineen Uthman (RA). Had given the duty of collecting and
compiling the first holy Quran to Zaid Ibn Thabit (RA), who
fulfilled it by the help of other companions and off course the
help of Allah. Zaid (RA). Once said that “By Allah, if they had
asked me to move a whole mountain from its place, it would have
been easier than the task of compiling the Quran which they
ordered me to fulfill”.
20) Abdullah Ibn
Mas’ood (RA) was the first Muslim to read the Quran publicly
near the Kaaba in Makkah, after the Prophet (SAW).
21) Bilaal (RA)
was the first Muezzin chosen by Rasulullah (SAW).
(SAW) had four daughters Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthoom and
Fatima (RA) and three sons Qasim, Tayyab Or Tahir, And Ebrahim
(RA), but all the sons died in their infancy.
23) Did you know
that the original name of the holy city of Medina was “YATHRIB”
(SAW) father’s name was Abdullah and his mother’s name was
25) Khadijah (RA)
was the first person and the first woman to take shahada and
accept Muhammed (SAW) as the Prophet and Messenger of Allah,
followed by Zaid Bin Haritha (RA), Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) and
Abu-Bakr Siddiq (RA).
26) The first
Hafiz of Quran was Uthman bin Affan (RA), after Rasulullah
27) Ali (RA) Said
that he heard The Prophet (SAW) say “Talha (RA) and Zubair (RA)
are my neighbors in Paradise”
28) Did you know
that Rasulullah (SAW) performed only one Hajj in his lifetime?
29) Usamah Bin
Zaid (RA) was the son of Zaid Bin Harith (RA) and his wife
Baraka (RA) (known also by the name of Umm Ayman (RA).
30) If all Quraan
in the world today were destroyed, the original Arabic would
still remain, because millions of Muslims, called Huffaz have
memorized the text of the Quraan letter for letter from
beginning to end, every word and syllable. Also, chapters from
the Qur’an are precisely recited from memory by every Muslim in
each of the five daily prayers.
31) The Islamic
calendars is based on the phases of the moon, with it being
approximately 11 days shorter than the 365 days of the year in
the Georgian calendar. Hence, the dates of our festivals (Eid -ul-Fitr
and Eid-ul-Adha) move through the year.
32) Adam (AS) was
approximately 30 Ziraa tall. Ziraa is a measurement and one
Ziraa is approximately half a meter.
33) The Majority
of Muslims do not live in the middle East. The most populous
Muslim country is Indonesia, the 4th largest country in the
world with approximately 184 million Muslims.
34) The splitting
of the Moon was one of the greatest miracle of Rasulullah(SAW).
When Rasulullah (SAW) was 52 years old, the leaders of the
disbelievers of the Quraish tribe came to him and said, “If you
are a Prophet, then split the moon into two parts.” Rasulullah
(SAW) dearly wanted the people to convert to Islam, especially
his close friends and relatives. He prayed, rising up his hands,
and the moon split into two equal halves. Each part of the moon
was seen above different mountains. The disbelievers said,
“Muhammed (SAW) has performed magic.” They did not accept Islam.
35) The Ummah of
Rasulullah (SAW) are more than that of all the Ummah’s of the
other Amibiya put together.
36) It is
obligatory on every Muslim to love Rasulullah (SAW) Sign of love
for him is to adapt his way of life and always remember him.
37) According to
the Qur’an, the Kaaba was first built by the Ibrahim (SA) and
his son Ismail (AS)
38) Muslims do
not worship the Kaaba; the Kaaba is simply a focal point for
prayer ordered by Allah.
Kuffar like Abu Jahl would secretly listen to the verses of the
Holy Quran because they were fascinated by it.