Ramadan Competition 2011


{وَالسَّابِقُونَ الأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَانٍ رَّضِيَ اللّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُواْ عَنْهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي تَحْتَهَا الأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ}
(100) سورة التوبة

“The Outstrippers, the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers, and those who followed them in good-doing – God is well- pleased with them and they are well-pleased with Him; and He has prepared for them gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein to dwell forever; that is the mighty triumph”. (al-Tawba, 9.100)

And the Prophet (PUH) said, “Do not abuse my companions for if any one of you spent gold equal to Uhud (in Allah’s Cause) it would not be equal to a Mud or even a half Mud spent by one of them.” (Bukhari)

 

Congratulations for the winners and thanks to all the participants may Allah rewards all of us

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Q1: He (may Allah be pleased with him) was the Prophet Mohamed’s closest companion and adviser, and first convert to Islam and the prophet’s companion on the journey to Medina. He has the unique distinction of being referred to in the Holy Quran in several verses, as:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

إِلَّا تَنْصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لَا تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَمْ تَرَوْهَا وَجَعَلَ كَلِمَةَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا السُّفْلَى وَكَلِمَةُ اللَّهِ هِيَ الْعُلْيَا وَاللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ (40)التوبة

In Sura “A1-Tawba, there is a reference to him in the following verse: “He being the second of the two, When they were in the cave and when Muhammad said to his companion ‘Grieve not, surely God is with us,’ then God came to their help, and protected them with an army which they saw not”{9:40}

Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (ibn AbiAbdullah Qahafa) (RA),  Al-Lail:17-21

Q2: He ( may Allah be blessed with him) was cousin of the noble Prophet (PUH), born just three years before the Hijrah, When the Prophet died, he was thus only thirteen years old.  When he reached the age of discretion, attached himself to the service of the Prophet(PUH). The Prophet (PUH) prayed for him: “O Lord, make him acquire a deep understanding of the religion of Islam and instruct him in the meaning and interpretation of things.” The Prophet moreover prayed that he be granted not just knowledge and understanding but wisdom as well. The Khalifah Umar ibn al-Khattab often sought his advice on important matters of state and described him as “the young man of maturity”. he known as “the learned man of this Ummah. Also, he called interpreters of the Qura’n, called as ‘Al Bahr’ (البحر) – the Sea because of abundance of his knowledge. Hibrul Umma (حبر الامة) – Ink of the Nation is another title attributed to him because of literature he submitted for the Ummah

Abdullah ibn Abbas (RA

Q4: This man among the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)was born and brought up in wealth, and he grew up with its luxuries. Perhaps there was no boy in Makkah who was pampered by his parents like him: is it possible for him to be one of the legends of faith?He(RA) left the great luxury in which he had been living. He became satisfied with a hard life he had never seen before, wearing the roughest clothes, eating one day and going hungry another. This spirit, which was grounded in the strongest faith, adorned with the light of Allah, made him another man, one who appeals to the eyes of other great souls. While he was in this state, the Prophet (PBUH) commissioned him with the greatest mission of his life, which was to be his envoy to Al-Madiinah. His mission was to instruct the Ansaar who believed in the Prophet (PBUH) and had pledged their allegiance to him at `Aqabah, to call others to Islam, and to prepare Al-Madiinah for the day of the great Hijrah, so he called the first Envoy of Islam.

Mus’ab ibn ‘Umair (RA)

Q5: From Persia comes our hero (RA) this time, and from Persia many came to embrace Islam in the long run, and it made some of them extraordinary, unsurpassable in faith and knowledge in religion and worldly affairs, he known as the Seeker after Truth.On the Day of Al Khandaq (The Trench) in the year A.H. 5, when the leaders of the Jews approached Makkah to stir up the polytheists and form an alliance against the Prophet (PBUH) and the Muslims, asking the polytheists to enter upon a treaty for decisive battle to eradicate this new religion. He (RA) had much experience, in warfare and its tactics in his native Persia.

So he proposed to the Prophet (PBUH) something which the Arabs had never seen before in warfare. It was the digging of a trench in the exposed places around Al- Madiinah.

Salman al Farisi (RA)

Q6: Narrating the story himself, he (RA) said: The Prophet (PBUH) lifted his eyes out ofastonishment, due to Ghifaar’s reputation. Then he said, “Allah guides whom He wills.” Indeed, Allah guides whom He wills.
He (May Allah be pleased with him) was one of those whom Allah wanted to be rightly guided and for whom He wanted the best. His insight was always directed towards truth. when `Abd Allah Ibn Mas’uud, the Prophet’s Companion, saw him died, His tears roll down abundantly while he stands in front of this virtuous body saying, “The Messenger of Allah was truthful You will walk alone, die alone, and resurrect alone.”

Abu Zarr al-Ghafari (RA)

Q7: His torturers shouted at him (RA), imploring him, “Mention the name of Al-Laat and Al-’Uzzaa.” But he ( may Allah be blessed  with him) answered, “One…One” They said to him, “Say as we say.” But he answered them with remarkable mockery and caustic irony, “Indeed my tongue is not good at that.”
Indeed, I don’t know how I can hide his name ( RA), you can know him (RA) by word from his story, and if you asked any child from anywhere. Who is the muezzin of the Messenger (PBUH)? he will answer, he is ???

Bilal ibn Rabah al-Habashi(RA)

He (may Allah be blessed with him) had accepted Islam before he was ten years old and had made the Hijrah with his father and his sister, Hafsah, who was later to become a wife of the Prophet(PUH).
Before Uhud he was also turned away from the Battle of Badr and it was not until the Battle of the Ditch the he and Usamah, both now fifteen years old and others of their age were allowed to join the ranks of the men not only for the digging of the trench but for the battle when it came. From the time of his hijrah till the time of his death more than seventy years later, he (RA) distinguished himself in the service of Islam and was regarded among Muslims as “the Good One, son of the Good One”, according to Abu Musa al-Ashari.

Q8: He (may Allah be blessed with him) had accepted Islam before he was ten years old and had made the Hijrah with his father and his sister, Hafsah, who was later to become a wife of the Prophet(PUH).

Before Uhud he was also turned away from the Battle of Badr and it was not until the Battle of the Ditch the he and Usamah, both now fifteen years old and others of their age were allowed to join the ranks of the men not only for the digging of the trench but for the battle when it came. From the time of his hijrah till the time of his death more than seventy years later, he (RA) distinguished himself in the service of Islam and was regarded among Muslims as “the Good One, son of the Good One”, according to Abu Musa al-Ashari.

Abdullah ibn Umar (RA)

Q9: Born in 595, He was from the Banu Zuhrah clan of the Quraysh tribe, and was a cousin of Aminah bint Wahb, mother of the prophet Muhammad (PUH).The Prophet Muhammad {PUH} was greatly pleased with the fact that he became a Muslim, but his mother was not. He (may Allah be blessed with him) narrates: “When my mother knew that I became Muslim, she flew in rage. She came up to me and said, “O …?? What is this religion that you have joined which has taken you away from the religion of your mother and father — —- – –? Either you abandon this new religion or I neither would nor drink until I die. Your heart would be broken for grief for me…

Then he (RA) said “Mother! inspite of  my strong love for you , my love  for Allah and His messenger  is way stronger. By Allah, if u had thousands soul and one soul after other were to depart; I would not abandon Islam for anything. When she saw that he was determined she relented unwillingly and ate and drank”

Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas (RA)

Q10: Our hero (RA) narrated that When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) sent him to the Yemen , he went out with him giving him advice, he (RA riding and Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) walking beside his riding beast. Then when he finished he said, “Perhaps , you may not meet me after this year, but perhaps, you may pass this Masjid of mine and my grave.” He (RA) wept from grief over the departure of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him). The Prophet (peace be upon him) then turned facing Medina and said, “Those nearest to me are the pious, whoever they are and whenever they are.”And also, the prophet (PUH) asked him:

“According to what will you judge?” “According to the Book of God,” replied (RA).

“And if you find nothing therein?” “According to the Sunnah of the Prophet of God.”

“And if you find nothing therein?” “Then I will exert myself (exercise ijtihad) to form my own judgment.”

The Prophet was pleased with this reply and said: “Praise be to God Who has guided the messenger of the Prophet to that which pleases the Prophet.”

Mu’az ibn Jabal (RA)

Q11: He (RA) was persecuted and harassed for becoming a Muslim; hence he resolved to migrate to Madinah in the company of the Prophet and Abu Bakr, but the Qurayshi oppressors foiled his plans.They even placed guards over him to prevent him from leaving and taking his wealth. Later, he (RA) managed to migrate to Madinah, but he had to leave everything behind.

He arrived in Madinah with nothing. Upon seeing him, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) greeted him cheerfully and said, “O ??! A profitable sale! A profitable sale!” And the following Qur’anic verse was revealed: [And there is a type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of God. And God is full of kindness to His servants] (Al-Baqarah, 2:207).

Abu Yahya  Suhaib ibn Sinan (RA)

Q12: Our hero (RA) was coined the first Muslims Calvalryman.”O Prophet of Allah, go ahead with what Allah has inspired you to do. We will stand by you. By Allah, we will never say as the children of Israel said, ‘So go you and your Lord and fight you two, we are sitting right here.’ Instead, we will say, ‘Go you and your Lord and we will fight with you.’ By Allah, Who has sent you with the truth, if you take us to the end of the world, we will tolerate all hardships until we reach it with you. We will fight on your left, your right, in front of you and behind you until Allah bestows victory on you.”

it was his saying to the prophet (PUH) before the battle of Badr start.

Al-Miqdaad ibn ‘Amr (also known as Al-Miqdaad ibn Al-Aswad)(RA)

Q13: He (RA) was the uncle of the prophet of Islam,Mohamed (PUH). He and the prophet were raised together as they were almost the same age.He (RA) was well known and well respected by the Quraish tribe, also known as the lion of the God and the lion of Heaven  for his bravery. Among the champions of early Islam, few have rivaled his reputation in battle.

Hamza ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib(RA)

Q14: He (RA) standing among Quraish reading the Qur’aan in a loud, beautiful, impressive voice, the Quraish were thunderstruck, not believing their own eyes or ears.They could not imagine that the one challenging their pride was just one of their hired shepherd boys who was the poor unknown.

He (RA) returned to his friends with a wounded face and body, and they told him, “This is what we were afraid would happen to you.” He answered them, `Those enemies of Allah have never been more worthless to me than this moment, and if you wish I will go back to them and do the same tomorrow.” They said, “No, it is enough for you. You have made them hear what they hated.” and by that called The First Reciter of Qur’aan

Abd Allah lbn Mas’uud(RA)

Q15: One of the gravest problems the Muslims of Madinah had to face was the existence in their midst of hypocrites (munafiqun).The Prophet, peace be on him, confided in him (RA)the names of the munafiqin, and from this time onwards. our hero (RA)was called “The Keeper of the Secret of the Messenger of Allah”.

Huzayfah ibn al-Yaman(RA)

Q16: Our Star (RA) belongs to great family, suffered a lot for the sake of Allah(SWT), in fact all of them are stars and heroes.when they (RA) were tortured by Abu Jahl leading a group of polytheists, In the meantime, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) passed by the family. When he saw them he wept and said: Oh??!! family, be patient! Your reward will be Paradise!

Ammar ibn Yasir, his  mother : Sumayyah bint Khayyat and his father : Yasir ibn Amir (RA)

Q17: He (RA) was the man whose right hand the Prophet (PBUH) held and said, `In every nation there exists a man worthy of all trust and the trustworthy of this nation is????.Also, He(RA) was one of the ten men who the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, assured them that they would enter Paradise.

Abu ‘Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah (RA)

Q18: Our hero  (RA) Suffered for the sake of Allaah, let us hear the story as told by himself: One day, we went to the Prophet and found him laying his head on a garment in the shade of the Ka’bah, so we said to him, “O Messenger of Allah, we hope that you will ask Allah to bestow His victory and safety on us.” Instantly, the Prophet sat up, and his face reddened as he said, “Not a long time ago, men like you who believed in Allah used to be dragged into a ditch where they were sawed from the head downwards, yet this didn’t make them turn back from their religion ……..Al hadithAlso, Ibn sa’d narrated that ‘Umar (r.a), durung his caliphate, inquired of him about the detail of his sufferings after embracing Islam. So he (RA) showed him his back. Seeing this, ‘Umar remarked “I have never seen such a back before.” He said “My body was dragged over heaps of smoldering charcoal, and the blood and fat comming out of my back put out the fire.”

Khabbab ibn al-Arat (RA)

Q19: He (RA) was one of the three successive commanders, who were martyred in THE Battle of Mu’tah, and who (RA)  was  the beloved one of the Prophet and was the only companion, who mentioned his name in the holy Quran.

Zayd ibn Harithah (RA), Surat Al-Ahzab, V:37

Q20: Our hero is famous byname Sayf Allah (Arabic for ‘sword of God’) as the prophet (PUH) said, I think you don’t need to say more than this.khalid bin waleed (RA)Q21: When the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) reached Madinah after the Hijrah from Makkah, every one of the Ansar hoped to get the honor of Prophet Mohamed’s stay at his house, but our Star (RA) was the lucky man who get this honor.Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (RA)Q22: One day, he (RA) joined his cousin Safwaan Ibn Umaiyah, who his father had been killed at Badr, they sat at Al-hijir together ruminating on their enemies. and after long dialogue between them, prepared the machination and he went to do it . When he arrived at Al-Madiinah the prophet (PUH) told him what happened between him and Safwaan.At the moment, `He cried, “I witness that there is no god but Allah and that you are His Prophet.That matter wasn’t attended by anyone except Safwaan and me. By Allah, Allah told it to you. Praise be to Allah who guided me to Islam.

Umayr ibn Wahb(RA)

Q23: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

مِنَ المُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَى نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا.  ,,الأحزاب: 23

“Of the believers are men who have been true to their pledge to GOD, from them some have fulfilled their pledges, and some are still in hope of doing so, and they never change at heart” (Al-Ahzab : 23).

The Prophet (PBUH) recited this glorious verse and then turned to his Companions, pointed to him (RA) and said, “Anyone who wants to please himself by looking at a man walking on the earth who has fulfilled his pledge of martyrdom Should look at ???.” also The Prophet (PBUH) announced the Paradise to him.

Talha ibn Ubayd-Allah (RA)

Q24: The Prophet (PBUH) was so proud of him (RA) that he said, “Every prophet has a disciple, and my disciple is ???.”He was not only his cousin and the husband of Asmaa Bint Abu Bakr (“The Lady of the Two Belts”) but, moreover, he was the powerful, loyal, brave, bold, generous, and bountiful, who gave away and devoted his life and money for Allah, Lord of all the worlds.

Zubayr ibn al- Awwam (RA)

Q25: Wise of the nation, He (RA) wrote to his companions, “After that, any temporary thing you possess in life was possessed by someone else before you, and will be owned by another after you, and you have nothing except what you offered to yourself.”Our home is there. For it, we gather and to it we return. We travel to it and we work for it.”      What a Wise Man Was He!

He (RA) was a trader in Medina and belonged to the al-?arith clan of the Khazruj tribe. He converted to Islam after the Battle of Bader. He was declared the brother of Salman the Persian and served as a Judge in Syria.

Abu Darda al Ansari (RA)

Q26: Our hero was brother of the Caliph, On the Day of  the fighting against the Liar Musaylimah (مسيلمة الكذاب), He (RA) called out to the forces:”Men, bite with your jaw teeth, strike the enemy and press on. By God, I shall not speak to you after this until either Musaylamah is defeated or I meet God.” and continued fighting until he (may Allah be blessed with him) was killed.

Zayd ibn al-Khattab(RA)

Q27:He (RA) had been bought by the sons of Al-Haarith, and when Quraish leaders decided to kill him (RA) One of them approached him saying, `Would you like Muhammad to be in your place and you be healthy and secure among your kin?”He burst like a thunderstorm, shouting to his killers, “By Allah, I woud not like to be among my relatives and sons enjoying all the world’s health and well-being while even a tiny thorn hurts the Prophet(PUH).”

Khubaib ibn Adiy (RA)

Q28: One day He (RA) told messenger of Allah (PBUH)  that he heard Julaas Ibn Suwaid, one of his close relatives, saying, “If the man is truthful, then we’ve more evil than mules!” He meant by “the man” the Prophet (PBUH).

The Prophet (PBUH) sent for Julaas, who denied and moreover swore by Allah that he had not said that! However, a Qur’aanic verse demonstrated clearly the true and the false.
The Prophet (PBUH) held his ear and praised him, “O my boy! Your ear was loyal and your Lord believed you.”

Umair Ibn Sa’d (RA),  Al-Tawba(9), Verse No. (74)

Q29: Our hero was one of the Muhajirun,  he (RA) was the fourth or the fifth persons had embraced Islam (narration). He (RA)  was one the muhaajirun on the second emigration to Abyssinia, then he returned, when  Muslims had just finished the conquest of Khaibar.One day the caliph abu baker (RA) want to send him as a leader with his armies to the Sham ( الشام) but Omar (RA) had a different perspective, then he said

“By Allah, I was not overjoyed with being a commander, nor was I broken-hearted for being dismissed!” Then he chose to be a soldier in Shurahbiil Ibn Hasanah’s regiment, leaving his cousin army. and martyred in the Battle of Marj As-Sufar ( معركة مرج الصفر), between the Muslims and Romans.

Khalid ibn Sa`id (RA)

Q30: The Prophet (PBUH) asked him (RA) one day, “Which is the greatest verse in the Holy Qur’aan?” He answered, “Allah and His Prophet know best.” The Prophet (PBUH) then repeated his question, “which is the greatest verse in the Holy Qur’aan, ???”

He finally answered “Allah! None has the right to be worshiped but He, the Ever-Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists.” (2: 255)

The Prophet’s face brightened with joy as he patted ?? on the back and said, “I congratulate you for having such knowledge and insight,??.”
Ubay ibn Ka’b also known as Abu Munzir (RA)

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