Pre-Islamic Arabia

Pre-Islamic Arabia 6th century AD

Pre-Islamic Arabia 6th century AD

The pre-Islamic Arabs possessed certain natural virtues that marked them out in their contemporary world. They were unrivaled in eloquence in the skillful use of their language. Freedom and honour they valued before their lives. They were superb horseman. But centuries of isolation in the peninsula and morbid insistence on the faith of their forefathers had severely undermined their moral and spiritual health. The six century AD had them...

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Prophet Ibrahim (AS)

Prophet Ibrahim (AS)

Every great story starts with a great person and surely one of the greatest of people was Prophet Ibrahim . He was given the title Khalil-ullah, which means ‘the friend of Allah’. Ibrahim was the forefather of many great prophets and is held in high esteem by all the major revealed religions. These great prophets include Suliman, Musa, Dawud, Yahya, Isa and Muhammad, Peace be upon them all. They are all from the offspring of Ibrahim .  ...

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Regions of the Arabian peninsula before Islam

Regions of the Arabian peninsula before Islam

The Islamic tradition traces its origins to Hijaz, the northwest region of the Arabian peninsula, and specifically to the towns of Makkah and Yathrib, known as Medina (Madinat al-nabi, “the city of the prophet”) in Arabic. Arabia in the sixth century econpassed nearly the entire Arabian peninsula, as well as areas of Transjorden, southern Syria, and Mesopotamia.  Scattered throughout the peninsula were small commercial centers such...

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