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Biography On Prominent Companions

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Salam alaykum,

I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any written biographies of the prominent companions of the Prophet (saws), such as Abu Bakr and Omar, specifically. I know about them generally, and have read the preface to Nahj ul-Balagha in which the details of many of the battles and events are provided - which obviously includes the actions of Abu Bakr and Omar. But, I'd like to learn more about each one specifically in detail (like from birth to death) so that I can get a better picture of them. I have a hard time keeping them straight, so if I could learn more about them, I'd be able to distinguish one from the other more easily.

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Salam alaykum,

I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any written biographies of the prominent companions of the Prophet (saws), such as Abu Bakr and Omar, specifically. I know about them generally, and have read the preface to Nahj ul-Balagha in which the details of many of the battles and events are provided - which obviously includes the actions of Abu Bakr and Omar. But, I'd like to learn more about each one specifically in detail (like from birth to death) so that I can get a better picture of them. I have a hard time keeping them straight, so if I could learn more about them, I'd be able to distinguish one from the other more easily.

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Salam alaykum,

I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any written biographies of the prominent companions of the Prophet (saws), such as Abu Bakr and Omar, specifically. I know about them generally, and have read the preface to Nahj ul-Balagha in which the details of many of the battles and events are provided - which obviously includes the actions of Abu Bakr and Omar. But, I'd like to learn more about each one specifically in detail (like from birth to death) so that I can get a better picture of them. I have a hard time keeping them straight, so if I could learn more about them, I'd be able to distinguish one from the other more easily.

WS sister, you'd probably have to find some (sunna) books.. I will search for you.. off topic, you guys get a lot of snow over there?

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(salam)

The link you are providing is very interesting. Thanks

This is off-topic but they are many books written about companions of the Holy Prophet and the ahlul bayt.

Here is a link to a book about Ammar Ibn Yassir http://www.rafed.net/english/books/biography/ammar-bin-yasir/index.html

They are also books about Abu Dhar Ghiffari, Maytam Tammar, Bahlool, Hesham Al Hakem online.

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I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any written biographies of the prominent companions of the Prophet (saws), such as Abu Bakr and Omar, specifically.

(salam)

There are some biographies of the caliphs written by a Sunni scholar Professor Masudul Hasan.

I have read his biography of Imam Ali. It is called "Hadrat Ali Murtada" and the author seems to be very much a pro-Imam-Ali type of Sunni.

He has also written biographies of the other three caliphs - Abu Bakr, Omar and Uthman.

His books are available at http://www.kitabbhavan.com . These booksellers-cum-publishers are based in Delhi, India.

If you have difficulty ordering online, as I did, you might like to send an email or a letter (by post) to the booksellers.

Both addresses are available in the website.

For starters, you can do a search on his books in that website.

Regards

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Thanks everyone - I'll check out those links! Do you think the Sunni scholars would leave in all the negative things that Abu Bakr and Omar did, and focus instead on any positive actions and their inflated attributes and qualities?

Oh, and MuhammadwuAli, thanks for asking! We did get some snow here; not sure how much yet... haven't been outside yet since it started yesterday... :Hijabi:

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Thanks everyone - I'll check out those links! Do you think the Sunni scholars would leave in all the negative things that Abu Bakr and Omar did, and focus instead on any positive actions and their inflated attributes and qualities?

Oh, and MuhammadwuAli, thanks for asking! We did get some snow here; not sure how much yet... haven't been outside yet since it started yesterday... :Hijabi:

No they wouldn't.. it's sad that many hadiths i read from sunna books, or (stories) are no longer available via web, and if they are.. they are not the same wording as i once read them. I'm happy you didn't get slammed with that crazy storm.

Salams

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GREAT LINK! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May Allah bless you for your efforts

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Salam alaykum,

I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any written biographies of the prominent companions of the Prophet (saws), such as Abu Bakr and Omar, specifically. I know about them generally, and have read the preface to Nahj ul-Balagha in which the details of many of the battles and events are provided - which obviously includes the actions of Abu Bakr and Omar. But, I'd like to learn more about each one specifically in detail (like from birth to death) so that I can get a better picture of them. I have a hard time keeping them straight, so if I could learn more about them, I'd be able to distinguish one from the other more easily.

shia, sunni are man made, there is just one sect all muslims belong to and that is ISLAM, shia's give more importance to the companions of your beloved prophet Mohammed(pbuh) he was the seal of all prophets, we love ali and all the other imams but we love the person more who has made them the people they were mohammed (pbuh), you hardly hear the last prophets name from the mouths of shia's instead they chant the names of the imams in kerbala (with drawn images which is forbidden in islam). self harm is also forbidden, there are other ways to show your sorrow and love, self harm is not islamic, why not pray for them just like we do for the prophets. where is the logic in giving more respect and praising those who were the followers of mohammed (pbuh) rather than mohammed(pbuh) himself, i am not saying its wrong to pray for the imams but it certainly cant be right to devote your whole belief around the imams. where did the imams aquire theire knowlege from?, how can the shia's dedicate a t.v channel to the companions of the prophets when you hardly mention our beloved last prophet mohammed(pbuh), we were told to follow the gloriouse quran and the final message of our beloved prophet mohammed (pbuh) so what are the shia's following?...i mean wher are you guys trying to take the reliogion of islam?, true islam is the "Quran" follow that and you will not be misguided. ameen

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