1.(a) Write an account on the Emigrants (Muhajrin) and the Helpers (Ansar)
In Makkah the growing persecution was unbearable
Their properties, lives and families were in danger
Permission for migration was given
The Makkan Muslims moved to Madinah and were known as Emigrants . Some Emigrants had to leave their other family members
Most of them had left their properties and possessions and were now penniless Reference: ‘Those who believed and migrated and strove hard and fought in Allah’s Cause with their wealth and their lives are far higher in degree with Allah. They are successful.’ (Qur’an 9:20) They left all their worldly possession and obeyed the call of the Prophet ﷺ)) Proved their trust in Allah and loyalty to the Prophet ﷺ)) For which their reward is a high position in the life hereafter The ten blessed companions were among them
Ansar means helper, in Islamic terminology Ansars were the helpers who assisted the Muhajrin who assisted them in their difficult time They belonged to the tribes of Aus and Khazraj, the major tribes of Madina They had visited Makkah before and invited the Prophet (ﷺ) and his followers to join them in Madina and avoid the persecution in Makkah they had begun their contact in the 10th year of prophet hood (620AD) They took oaths of allegiance to the Prophet (ﷺ) on the first (12 men) and second (75 men and 2 women) pledges of Aqabah They helped the Emigrants as they had no shelter or few or no belongings when they entered Madina The Prophet (ﷺ) established a brotherhood between the two and paired (1 Emigrant and 1 Helper) They provided protection and material assistance to their Muhajir brothers They divided their properties and some even offered to divorce their wives for the Emigrants They stood by the Prophet (ﷺ) in all circumstances
The Prophet said, ‘If the people took one path and the Ansar another, I would choose the path of the Ansars.”
(b) Briefly describe the teachings set down...
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“Isn´t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when we look back everything is different?” said the famous poet C.S. Lewis. Things move slowly but relentlessly. Every single day new changes happen and even when we cannot notice them, they make the greatest differences within time. Languages are not an exception.
Can we think of a future in which people will develop brand new tongues that we cannot even foresee? Would it be possible to imagine a former human society that did not know about the existence of the world´s most widely used languages nowadays? If not, we just need to take a look in our everyday ways of communicating: We learn a word in a new language; we use it in our mother tongue sentences; it becomes popular or easier to use; it gets accepted by the dictionary, and bam! The mixture of languages is ready!
I do not have to do long research to come up with an example of this; we have one in our everyday language: the famous “Spanglish”. Even when it is not a language per-se, it would not be completely ludicrous to think that in a near future this mixture will contribute to the creation of a new language.
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