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  • Tomb of Jafar-bin-Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him)

    This is the tomb of Jafar-bin-Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him), the second amir appointed by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) to lead the Muslim army in the battle of Mu’ta.

    • Jafar (may Allah be pleased with him) was the paternal cousin of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and the older brother of Ali (may Allah be pleased with him).
    • He had a special love for the poor and often mingled and associated with them.
  • Site of the Battle of Mu’ta

    This is the place near Kerak, in southern Jordan where the Muslims fought a famous battle against a combined Byzantine/Ghassanid army during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) in the year 629 CE.

    • Of the epistles (letters) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) despatched to various kings, inviting them to Islam, one was sent to the King of Bursa through Haris-bin-Umair Azdi (may Allah be pleased with him). When Haris (may Allah be pleased with him) reached Mu’ta, he was killed by Sharjeel Ghassani, one of the governors of the Qaiser. The murder of the envoy was against all laws of inter-tribal morality. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was naturally very much upset when the news reached him. He collected an army, 3,000-strong, to advance against the enemy. This was the first time the Muslims would fight the Byzantines (The Roman Empire during the Middle Ages).
  • Embracing Islam as way of life

    MANAMA, Bahrain—Scores of people in Bahrain have converted to Islam this year. Twenty-two people from all walks of life have already gone through the process and others have also declared their intention to take the life-changing step, according to Discover Islam.

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  • A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.

    A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.
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