Sirah
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   
Location and nature of Arab Tribes
 Location of the Arabs 
 Arab Tribes
   
Rulership and Princeship among the Arabs
 Rulership in Yemen
 Rulership in Heerah
 Rulership in Geographical Syria
 Rulership in Hijaz
 The Reasons of this war have been illustrated in three versions
 Rulership in Pan-Arabia
 The political situation
   
Religions of the Arabs
 The Religious situation
   
Aspects of Pre-Islamic Arabian Society
 Social life of the Arabs
 The Economic Situation
 Ethics
   
The Lineage and Family of Muhammad [PBUH]
 The prophetic Family
   
Muhammad's Birth and Forty years prior Prophethood
 His Birth
 Babyhood
 Back to his passionate Mother
 To His compassionate Grandfather
 Bahira, the Monk
 The Sacrilegious wars
 Al-Fudoul confederacy
 Muhammad's Early Job
 His Marriage to Khadijah
 Rebuilding Al-Ka'bah and the Arbitration Issue
 A Rapid Review of Muhammad's Biography before commissioning of the Prophethood
   
In the Shade of the Message and Prophethood
 In the Cave of Hira'
 Gabriel brings down the Revelation
 Interruption of Revelation
 Once more, Gabriel brings Allah's Revelation
 Some details pertinent to the successive stages of Revelation
 Proclaiming Allah, the All-High; and the Immediate Constituents
   
Phases and stages of the call
   
The First Stage: Strife in the Way of the Call
 Three years of Secret Call
 The Early Converts
 As-Salat (The Prayer)
 The Quraishites learn about the Call
   
The Second Phase: Open Preaching
 First Revelation regarding the Preaching
 Calling the Closest Kinspeople
 On Mount As-Safa
 Shouting the Truth and the Polytheists' Reaction
 An Advisory Council to debar Pilgrims from Muhammad's Call
 Attempts made to check the Onward March of Islam
 Persecutions
 The House of Al-Arqum
 The First Migration to Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
 Quraish's Machination against the Emigrants
 Once more Quraish approaches Abu Talib
 The Tyrants' Decision to kill the Prophet [PBUH]
 The Conversion of Hamzah bin 'Abdul-Muttalib
 The Conversion of 'Umar bin Al-Khattab
 Quraish's Representative negotiates with the Messenger of Allah SWT
 Abu Talib assmbles Bani Hashim and Bani Al-Muttalib
 General Social Boycott
  A Pact of Injustice and Aggression
   
The Final Phase of the Diplomacy of Negotiation
   
The Year of Grief
 Abu Talib's Death
 Khadijah passes away to the Mercy of Allah
 His Marriage to Sawdah [R] in Shawwal, the tenth year of Prophethood
   
Factors inspiring patience and perserverance
   
The Third Phase: Calling unto Islam beyond Makkah
 Islam being introduced to Arabian Tribes and Individuals
 Hope inspiring Breezes from the Madinese
 Marriage of the Prophet [PBUH] to 'Aishah [R]
   
Al-Isra' and Al-Mir'raj
   
The First 'Aqabah Pledge
 The Muslim Envoy in Madinah (Yathrib)
   
The Second 'Aqabah Pledge
   
The Vanguard of Migration (in the cause of Allah)
   
In An-Nadwah (Council) House The Parliament of Quraysh
   
Migration of the Prophet [PBUH]
   
Life in Madinah
   
The First Phase: The Status Quo in Madinah at the Time of Emigration
   
A New Society being built
 A Charter of Islamic Alliance
   
A Cooperation and Non-Aggression Pact with the Jews
   
The Prophet on the Battlefield
 Pre-Badr Missions and Invasions
   
The Battle of Badr - The First Decisive Battle in the History of Islam
 Reason of the Battle
 Some Significant Instances of Devotion
 Reaction in Makkah
 Madinah receives the News of Victory
 The Battle of Badr in its Qur-anic Context
   
The Military Activities between Badr and Uhud
 Al-Kudr Invasion
 An Attempt on the Life of the Prophet PBUH
 Invasion of Bani Qainuqa'
 The Qainuqa' Jews breach the Covenant
 As-Sawiq Invasion
 Dhi Amr Invasion
 Ka‘b bin Al-Ashraf, killed
 The Invasion of Buhran
 Zaid bin Harithah leads a Compaign on the Trade Routes of Quraish
   
The Battle of Uhud
 A Consultation Assembly for a Defence Plan
 Dividing the Islamic Army into phalanxes and Departure to the Battlefield
 Parading the Army
 Passing the Night between Uhud and Madinah
 The Rebellion of 'Abdullah bin Ubai and his Followers
 The Remainder of the Islamic Army are on the Move to Uhud
 The Defence Plan
 The Messenger of Allah SWT implants the Spirit of Bravery among his Armed Forces
 Recruitment of the Makkan Army
 Political Manoeuvres of Quraish
 The effort of Quraishite women at waging the Zeal of Men
 The Combat
 Assassination of Asadullah (the lion of Allah) Hamzah bin 'Abdul Muttalib
 Bringing the Situation under Control
 From his wife's lap to Sword-fights and Sorrows
 The Contribution of the Archers squad to the Battle
 The Archers's Fatal Mistake
 The Most Awkward Hour in the Messenger's Life
 Mutilation of the Martyrs
 Burial of the Martyrs
 Hamra' Al-Asad Invasion
 The Observations of the Noble Qur-an on the Battle of Uhud
 Lessons and Moralities
   
Military Platoons and Missions between the Battle of Uhud and the Battle of the Confederates
 Abi Salamah Mission
 An Errand led by 'Abdullah bin Unais
 The Event of Ar-Raji'
 The Tragedy of Ma'una Well
 Bani An-Nadeer Invasion
 The Invasion of Najd
 The Invasion of Badr, the Second
 The Invasion of Doumat Al-Jaudal
   
Al-Ahzab (the confederates) Invasion
   
Invading Banu Quraiza
   
Military Activities continued
 Bani Lihyan Invasion
 Expeditions and Delegations continued
   
Bani Al-Mustaliq (Muraisi') Ghazwah Sha'ban 6 Hijri
 The treacherous Role of the Hypocrites Prior to the Bani Al-Mustaliq Ghazwah
 The wicked Role they played in the Course of the Ghazwah of Bani Al-Mustaliq
 The Slander Affair
   
Delegations and Expeditions following Al-Muraisi' Ghazwah
   
Al-Hudaibiyah Treaty (Dhul Qu'dah 6 A.H)
 Al-Hudaibiya Treaty: Socio Political Impact
   
The Second Stage: A New Phase of Islamic Action
   
The Prophet's Plans to spread the Message of Islam to beyond Arabia
 A Deputation to Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
 Letter to the Vicegerent of Egypt, called Muqawqas
 A Letter to chosroes, Emperor of Persia
 The Envoy to Caesar, King of Rome
 A Letter to Mundhir bin Sawa, Governor of Bahrain
 A Letter to Haudha bin 'Ali, Governor of Yamama
 A Letter to Harith bin Abi Shamir Al-Ghassani, King of Damascus
 A Letter to the King of 'Oman, Jaifer, and his Bother ‘Abd Al-Jalandi
   
Post-Hudaibiyah Hostilities
   
Dhu Qarad Invasion
   
The Conquest of Khaibar (in Muharram 7 A.H)
 The Actual operation begins
 The Second Part of Khaibar Conquered
 Negotiations
 Distribution of Spoils
   
Sporadic Invasions
 The Expedition called Dhat-ur-Riqa' (in the year 7 A.H.)
   
The Compensatory 'Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage)
   
The Battle of Mu'tah
 Dhat As-Salasil Compaign
 Khadrah Campaign
   
The Conquest of Makkah
 Pre-conquest Events
 Preparations for the Attack on Makkah, and the Prophet's Attempt at imposing a News Black-out
   
The Third Stage
   
Hunain Ghazwah
 The Enemy's march and their Encampment at Awtas
 The war-experienced Man wrongs the Leader’s Judgement
 Reconnoitering the Weapons of the Messenger of Allah SWT
 Reconnoitering the Enemy's Weapons
 The Messenger of Allah SWT leaves Makkah for Hunain
 The Islamic Army stunned the Archers and the Attackers
 Muslims' return to the Battlefield, and the fierceness of the Fight
 Reverse of Fortunes and the Enemy’s utter Defeat
 Hot pursuit of the Enemy
 Ta'if Compaign
 The Distribution of the Booty at al-Ji‘ranah
 The Helpers (Al-Ansar) are furious at the Messenger of Allah SWT
 Arrival of the Hawazin Delegation
 Lesser Pilgrimage (Al-'Umrah) to Makkah and leaving for Madinah
   
Missions and Platoons After the Conquest
 The Platoons
   
The Invasion of Tabuk in Rajab, in the year 9 A.H.
 The underlying Reasons
 General News about the Byzantines and Ghassanide Preparations for War
 Particular News about the Byzantine and Ghassanide preparations for War
 The Muslim Army is leaving for Tabuk
 The Army of Islam at Tabuk
 Returning to Madinah
 The People Who lagged Behind
 The Invasion of Tabuk and its Far-Reaching Ramifications
 The Qur-anic Verses Relating to this Invasion
 Some Important Events that featured that Year
Abu Bakr [R] performs the Pilgrimage
A Meditation on the Ghazawat
People embrace the Religion of Allah in Large Crowds
The Delegations
The Success and Impact of the Call
The Farewell Pilgrimage
The Last Expeditions
The Journey to Allah, the Sublime
Symptoms of Farewell
The Start of the Disease
The Last Week
Five days before death
Four days before his death
A Day or Two prior to Death
A Day before his Death
The Last day Alive
The Prophet [PBUH] breathes his Last
The companions' concern over the Prophet's Death
'Umar's Attitude
Abu Bakr's Attitude
Burial and Farewell Preparations to his Honourable Body
The Prophet Household
The Prophet [PBUH], Attributes and Manners
Beauty of creation
The perfection of Soul and Nobility