“Follow my sunnah and the sunnah of the Khulafa Rashideen.” Advice from the Messenger of Allah (صلي الله عليه وسلم) to all of humankind–to stick to the sunnah, and follow the Khulafa Rashideen, the righteous Khalifas.
But do we know who the Khulafa Rashideen are? Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthmaan, and ‘Ali (رضي الله عنهم)–may Allah be pleased with them all. Do we know their personalities, their rise to Islam, the things they did for the deen? The battles they fought, the fitnah they turned away, the deviation they destroyed? Their heights of victory, their assassinations?
Read on, and learn about these four men, four men promised Paradise by the Messenger of Allah (صلي الله عليه وسلم) himself. May Allah allow us all to benefit from their amazing lives and examples, ameen!
- “It has a Ropey Tail and a Trunk.” The Miracle of the Qur’an.
- “Ya Ahlil Ansar” – The Battle of Yamamah
- ‘Uthman’s Caravan: Doing Business with Allah
- A Saudi Guy Walks Into a Bar …
- Amir Competition, Tribe Competition
- Az-Zubayr and Yarmuk: The Man Worth 1000 Fighters
- Beware Endorsements: The Fitnah of Ar-Rajal
- Competing to Good Deeds: Abu Dujana and the Prophet’s Sword
- Conquest: History of the Khulafa
- Emotions Misguide
- Execute Ideas Without Perfection
- Good Teachers Need Good Students (and Vice-Versa)
- Influence Leaders, Don’t Import!
- Invest and Build Excellent Workers
- Islam Mission Statement – Rib’ee ibn ‘Amir
- Khalid Bin Walid’s Fundamental Strategy
- Khalid bin Walid: From General to Foot-Soldier
- Leadership at the Front and Leadership from the Back
- Leadership Lessons: Power With Conciseness
- Mujahideen Culture: Khalid bin Walid and Malik ibn An-Nuwayrah
- Pain Brings Change
- Qualities of Musaylimah al-Kadhab, False Prophet
- Seek Knowledge from the Best Sources
- Stepping Up: Leadership Lessons from Az-Zubayr
- The Assassination of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab
- The Dedication of the Sahaba
- The True Measure of Leadership
- When you Choose a Leader, Someone ALWAYS Disagrees
- Work with Ihsaan
Muhammad Alshareef. Lecture. AlMaghrib. Conquest: History of the Khulafa. University of Toronto, Toronto. November 2005.