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After the battle of Uhud, the Muslims buries their dead. They then praised and thanked Allah (swt) the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful. Many of those who died bravely in the battle were promised Paradise.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Madinah (part 1)

“O! you Arabs, here comes the Prophet you have all been waiting for,” shouted a man from the tribe of Bani Israel. There appeared two shapes in the distance, coming through the hot desert haze towards Madinah.

When they heard the shout, every man, woman and child dropped whatever they were doing and lined the streets of Madinah. Many of the new Muslims in Madinah had not met the Messenger, Muhammad (saw). At first they mistook Abu bakr (ra) for Muhammad (saw), until he covered Muhammad (saw) with his own cloth from the blazing, afternoon sun.

Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris Ash-Shafi’i, the founder of the Shafi’i School of Islamic Jurisprudence, was born in 767 CE, in Gaza, Palestine. He belonged to the tribe of Quraysh and was Hashimi descent – thus he was remotely connected by blood to the Prophet (saw). His mother’s name was Ummal Hassan bint Hazma ibn Qasim ibn Yazid ibn Imam Hasan. Thus he was related to the Prophet (saw) on both his father’s and mother’s side. His father died when he was only two years old, and he was raised by his mother in very humble circumstances in the holy city of Makkah. In Makkah, he studied Fiqh and hadith under Muslim ibn Khalid Zindji and Sufyan ibn Aina. He memorized the Holy Qur’an and the Muwatta of Imam Malik at the age of ten.