The Hijrah of the Companions

The Hijrah of the Companions – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 15th September 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

The Islamic Calendar could have started from many important dates that happened during the life of the Prophet ﷺ; including the great battles, the treaty of Hudaybiyah and the conquest of Makkah, but the Sahabah collectively agreed that the hijrah should be considered as the start of the Islamic Calendar.

This momentous occasion is regarded highly in the eyes of Allah to the extent that those who performed the Hijrah sincerely have been praised throughout the Qur’an. The rank of the Muhajirun (those who emigrated) surpassed that of the other companions as they had renounced not only their homes and their possessions, but their citizenship to the city of Makkah.

In this talk, Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq will detail some of the remarkable events and sacrifices made by the believing men and women in order to make their Hijrah complete.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

1:59 – Choosing the beginning of the Islamic Calendar
10:09 – What does ‘hijrah’ mean?
18:53 – Why did the Prophet ﷺ go to Ta’if?
29:42 – The hijrah of Suhayb ar-Rumi
35:50 – The hijrah of the blind & weak companions
45:37 – The remarkable story of Umm Salamah and her family’s hijrah
53:00 – The persecution of ‘Uqbah ibn Abi Mu’ayt and the hijrah of his daughter.
1:03:36 – Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas fearing that he would pass away in Makkah
1:12:13 – The dua of the Prophet ﷺ for the completion of the hijrah of the Sahabah

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