Bilal al-Habashi: An Exemplar of Patience and Devotion

Bilal al-Habashi: An Exemplar of Patience and Devotion

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Overview

Bilal al-Habashi recited the first ever call to Prayer. He endured the most unbearable of suffering for the sake of his belief for years. He was one of the Messenger’s greatest devotees. Medina had become much too constricted for him after Allah’s Messenger passed away. He possessed an unceasingly belief, love for Allah and His Messenger, and zeal. Realizing that he was about to breathe his last on his deathbed, his wife cried out, “Woe is me!” Bilal al-Habashi injected saying, “Now is not the time for sorrow. It is the time for joy and jubilation, for tomorrow I shall meet the beloved Messenger and his Companions!”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597849272
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 962,577
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Hilal Kara studied Hadith at the Divinity School of Uludag University and has Ph.D. in pedagogy. She currently continues her studies and research in Germany. She gives seminars and lectures about personal development and mother education through various foundations.Abdullah Kara studied Arabic and Islamic studies. He is the author of more than 20 books on the history of Islam and character development. He is based in Germany.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Yemenites' Call for Help 1

Invasion of Yemen 4

Abraha's Ambition 5

From Commandership to Captivity 6

At the Slave Market 8

Hamama 10

Lives that Continued In Mecca 11

Bilal Al-Habashi 13

Journey to Damascus 14

A Black Slave in Mecca 16

A Spirit that Breaks Free 17

The Polytheists' Suspicion 23

Family Embraces Islam 26

Divine Love Overflowing from the Heart 27

The Torture Begins 31

Chapter 2 The Freedom that Comes with Patience and Perseverance… 43

Mercy Upon Mercy 45

Glad Tidings 48

Ongoing Persecution 49

The Worthiest Before God 59

Process of Spiritual Building 62

The Night Vigil 72

Fellowship in Mecca 72

Trial of Patience 74

The Symbol of Belief 76

Chapter 3 The Emigration 80

Being a Means of Mercy 83

Fellowship Anew 85

Ongoing Education and Service 86

Difficult Trial 88

Master of the Callers to Prayer 91

Prayer in Congregation 91

The First Call to Prayer 93

Bilal and the Call to Prayer 100

Special Moments 104

The Call to Prayer Recited in Paradise 110

The Difficult Call to Prayer 111

Suffa Days 115

Values Education 116

Being Like the Earth in Humility 118

The Hero of Compassion and Mercy 119

Devotee 121

The Prophet's Nobles 123

Exuding Radiance 123

Servitor of the Messenger: Hero of Service 127

Service to the Noble Household 128

Hosting Guests and Delegations 129

Stewardship and Protection 134

Various State Services 134

Service in Military Campaigns 135

The Expedition of Ghatafan 139

Always Ready For Service 143

Secretary of the Treasury 145

State Expenditure 148

Marriage 149

Marriage Imbued with the Prophetic Cultivation 151

Second Marriage 152

Chapter 4 His Death 158

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