We Wished to compile the biographies of the great people who lived alongside the final Messenger of Almighty Allah (swt), their lives will always remain and inspiring tale for the lovers of Allah and His Messenger. Their Sacrifices and Efforts shall guide us all till the day of judgment helping us live our lives under the shade of Quran and along the lines of the sunnah of RasoolAllah sallalahu alaihu wa sallam.
WHO IS YOUR HERO ?
It is well known that the final Messenger of Allah (Saws) is the model which we are commanded to follow by Allah Himself in the Glorious Quran. I have seen people argue, that since he was a Prophet and not a normal human being, we should not compare our actions with his. But, this is just a baseless excuse, these people are trying to prove indirectly that Allah (swt) did not know this ? If Allah said, that His prophet is our ideal, did He not know what we know ? Hence, RasoolAllah is the
most ideal person we should try our best to emulate in matters of rituals, prayer, supplications, business, learning, teaching, and social affairs.
Today, every home is bombarded with information from every entertainment industry, children are exposed to various 'heroes' from various different sectors like, sports, movies, cartoons, television soaps, adventure channels and fiction. Ask a child who his hero is, and the answer will depend in his personality and age, either Zidane, Maradona, Brian Lara, Schumacher, Bill Gates et cetera. How many of Muslim kids would answer ' Ali ibn Abi Talib , Salman Al Farisi or Abu Dhar or Sumaiyya, Fatima bint Mohammed or Ayesha bint Abu Bakr (RA) to be his or her hero ? The need of the hour is to introduce these Islamic heros to our kids, tell them how these people spent their whole lives in the service of Islam and Allah. How
they balanced their personal lives in such a way as to earn the pleasure of Allah (swt), let them take one as their hero, let them cherish their qualities, imitate their actions and take inspiration from their sacrifices and hardwork.
May Allah have Mercy on all of RasoolAllah (Saws) Sahabah Men and Women and Children, and May Allah grant us the wisdom to take inspiration from their inspiring lives and make our kids and ourselves live lives which earn His pleasure, Ameen.
The following biographies have been taken from the famous book called " Men Around the Messenger by Khalid Muhammed Khalid and Translated into English by: SHEIKH MUHAMMAD MUSTAFA GEMEIAH " You may purchase this book for your home library and indeed it shall be a source of inspiration, a good gift for a Muslim youth or family.
My humble Advice : Gift an authentic Islamic Book when you visit the home of a dear Muslim, the bouquets we take along may fade but the books we gift shall always guide them on the path to Allah, who knows, someone might come closer to Allah after reading the book you gifted, and imagine Allah's reward for the one who brings His slaves closer to Him, May Allah grant us true wisdom and His mercy.