Author: Abdul Basit Ahmad
About the Book: Allah (swt) said about the Prophet’s Companions: “And the foremost to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun and the Ansar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well pleased with Him.” (9:100)
And Messenger of Allah (swt) said: “My Companions are the surety of safety and when they leave this world, this Ummah will be afflicted with the Fitnah.” (Sahih Muslim)
According to this general rule, we should follow all the facets of the life of the Prophet’s Companions so that we may attain some of their qualities. The author has compiled in a most authentic way the life history of the 18 greatest Companions of the Prophet (S).
Publisher’s Note: All praises are due to Allah, the Lord of all that exists. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His final Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad, his family and his Companions.
Darussalam is pleased to present this valuable book, `Shining Stars among the Prophet’s Companions’, in two volumes. The purpose of this book is to enlighten our youth about the lives of the greatest Companions of the Prophet. Also, we wish to increase the enthusiasm of the Muslim youth for following and adhering to their religion. In this way, these books achieve two very important tasks: educating our youth and encouraging them to be good Muslims.