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Haybah: A Forgotten Facet of Manhood Part II


Click here for previous article in this series. The paradox of Haybah Haybah is inherently paradoxical. You can see this in one of Ali (ra)’s description of the Prophet ﷺ. He said, مَنْ رَآهُ بَدِيهَةً هَابَهُ، وَمَنْ خَالَطَهُ مَعْرِفَةً أَحَبَّهُ “Those who saw him from afar were in awe [had haybah] of him but those who knew him closely loved …

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Early Islamic History Demystified | Part 5: Ali and Muawiyah

A New Khalifah Suddenly, Madinah was in chaos. There was no leader anymore. The people needed a new khalifah and Ali (ra) was clearly the best candidate. He was one of the six people whom Umar (ra) had nominated, he had served as a judge in the city, he was well known and beloved to the people. According to some …

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Early Islamic History Demystified | Part 4: Rebellion and the Murder of ‘Uthman

The Council of Six After Abu Bakr (ra)’s passing, ‘Umar (ra) became khalifah without any controversy. His rule lasted 10 years and was a time of great expansion for Islam. There’s little that people get confused about in regards to his rule so we’ll skip to the actual controversies. Throughout the two rules of Abu Bakr (ra) and ‘Umar (ra), …

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