Those Who Followed
Short glimpses into the lives of fifteen luminaries from the second and third generation of Islam
This book is a collection of interesting and inspiring short biographies of the selected torchbearers of Islam from the generations that followed the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (bpuh). Each biography highlights to the readers how these personalities adhered to the Qur’an and Sunnah in the face of trials and tribulations. Readers are also encouraged to reflect upon specific contemporary issues at both individual and societal level. Relevant Qur’anic verses and hadiths are referenced to place the subject matter into context.
At this crucial time, when the entire Muslim world is going through severe trials and tribulations at all levels, it is even more vital for the readers to learn from the wisdom and understanding of those who persevered and overcame similar obstacles in the past. Lessons from how they dealt with civil strife and their appraisal of the life in this world and the hereafter hold a lot of relevance today.
This book is a must-have for every family library. It can be used by parents and teachers effectively to introduce role models like Imam Bukhari, Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Abdullâh ibn al-Mubârak, Imam Abu Haneefah, and many others to preteens and teenagers.