Friday, October 16, 2009


1. Allah The Exalted said in surah Al-Maidah verse 54:
(( فسوف يأتي الله بقوم يحبهم ويحبونه ))
The meaning of which is: ((Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him))
a)Narrated from Abu Musa Al-Asy’ari: the Prophet said ((The people are from your people)), and Abu Musa is from the people of Yemen (Tihamah) – Narrated from Al-Baihaqi

b)From Tafsir Al-Jalalain (Imam As-Sayuthi) the tafseer of this verse, while the Prophet was reciting this verse he pointed his finger towards Abu Musa Al-Asy’ari.

c)Narrated from Ibn Abbas, he said : “A group of people from Yemen, then from the Kandah tribe, then from Bani As-sukuun. )A tribe from Hadhramout) – Tafsir Ibn Kathir – (Surah Al-Maidah :54)

2. Allah The Most High said in surah Saba’ verse 15:
(( بلدة طيبة ورب غفور ))
The meaning of which is: ((A fair land an Oft-Forgiving Lord!))
a)Imam Al-Qurthubi stated: A prosperous country means it is enriched with fruits with refreshing breeze. The Lord forgives means the mistakes are hidden. Therefore the land is gathered within it prosperity as well as forgiveness.

3.Allah The Greatest stated in Surah An-Nasr, verse 1-2:
((اذا جاء نصر الله والفتح * ورأيت التاس يدخلون فى دين الله افواجا))
The meaning of which is: ((When there comes the Help of Allah (to you, O Muhammad againts your enemies) and the conquest (of Makkah) * And you see that the people enter Allah’s religion (Islam) in crowds))

a)Narrated from At-Thabrani: that the Prophet stated that those whom entered Islam in crowds were the people of Yemen.

b)From Hasan Al-Basri: after the opening of Makkah, the Arabs spoke amongst themselves mentioning that those whom embraced Islam in crowds were the people of Yemen, which is around 40 people or so.

4. Allah The Most Gracious said in surah Muhammad, verse 38:
ا يستبدل قوما غيركم ثم لا يكونوا أمثالكم )) وان تتولو))
The meaning of which is: ((And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience to Allah), He will exchange you for some other people and they will not be your likes.))

a)Al-Baghawi and Al-Khazin said: they are from the Kindah and Nakha’ tribes (tribes from Yemen)

b)From Al-Qurthubi: they are the people of Yemen from the people of Ansar, which was take from Ibnu Abbas.


1.The Prophet said:
(( أتاكم أهل اليمن أرق أفئدة وألين قلوبا الإيمان يمن والحكمة يمانية ))
The meaning of which is: ((There comes to you the people of Yemen, where they are tender-hearted, iman in Yemen and the hikmah of the people of Yemen)) Narrated from Bukhari & Muslim.

2.The Prophet said:
الإيمان ها هنا وأشار بيده الى اليمن ))))
The meaning of which is: ((The Iman is here (while pointing to the heart) while pointing towards Yemen)) Narrated from Bukhari & Muslim.
Al-Baghawi said in Syarh As-Sunnah: this is the praise of the Prophet to the people of Yemen based on how willingly they have submitted to iman (Islam) as well as their sense of humbleness.

3.In other hadiths from Ibnu Hibban, from Ibnu Abbad, the Prophet said in the meaning of which is: ((Allah is The Greatest. Had came victory of Allah (opening of Makkah) and had arrived the people of Yemen with their pure heartedness, soft and tender-hearted as well as their manners. How Yemen is full of iman, understanding (faqeh) and full of hikmah in Yemen))

Allah The Most Merciful said in Surah Al-Qalam, verse 17-33:
) إِنَّا بَلَوْنَاهُمْ كَمَا بَلَوْنَا أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ إِذْ أَقْسَمُوا لَيَصْرِمُنَّهَا مُصْبِحِينَ (17) وَلَا يَسْتَثْنُونَ (18) فَطَافَ عَلَيْهَا طَائِفٌ مِنْ رَبِّكَ وَهُمْ نَائِمُونَ (19) فَأَصْبَحَتْ كَالصَّرِيمِ (20) فَتَنَادَوْا مُصْبِحِينَ (21) أَنِ اغْدُوا عَلَى حَرْثِكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَارِمِينَ (22) فَانْطَلَقُوا وَهُمْ يَتَخَافَتُونَ (23) أَنْ لَا يَدْخُلَنَّهَا الْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِسْكِينٌ (24) وَغَدَوْا عَلَى حَرْدٍ قَادِرِينَ (25) فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهَا قَالُوا إِنَّا لَضَالُّونَ (26) بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ (27) قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُلْ لَكُمْ لَوْلَا تُسَبِّحُونَ (28) قَالُوا سُبْحَانَ رَبِّنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ (29) فَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ يَتَلَاوَمُونَ (30) قَالُوا يَا وَيْلَنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا طَاغِينَ (31) عَسَى رَبُّنَا أَنْ يُبْدِلَنَا خَيْرًا مِنْهَا إِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا رَاغِبُونَ (32) كَذَلِكَ الْعَذَابُ وَلَعَذَابُ الْآَخِرَةِ أَكْبَرُ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ (33)

in the meaning of which is:

17) Verily, We have trued tgen as We tried the people of the garden, when they swore to pluck the fruits of the (garden) in the morning,
18) Without saying : insha’Allah (If Allah wills)
19) Then there passed by on the (garden) a visitation (fire) from your Lord at night and burnt it while they were asleep.
20) So the (garden) became black by the morning, like a pitch dark night (in complete ruins)
21) Then they called out one to another as soon as the morning broke.
22) Saying: “Go to your tilth in the morning if you would pluck the fruits.”
23) So they departed, conversing in secret low tones (saying):
24) No Miskin (poor man) shall enter upon you into it today.
25) And they went in the morning with strong intention, thinking that they have power (to prevent the poor taking anything of the fruits therefrom).
26) But when they saw the (garden), they said: “Verily, we have gone astray.”
27) (Then they said): “Nay! Indeed we are deprived of (the fruits)!”
28) Th best aming them said: “Did I not tell you: why say you not: Insha’Allah (If Allah wills).”
29) They said: “Glory to Our Lord! Verily, we have been Zalimun (wrong-doers).”
30) Then they turned agains one another, blaming.
31) They said: “Woe to us! Verily, we were Taghun (transgressors and disobedient)
32) We hope that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than this. Truly, we turn to our Lord (wishing for good that He may forgive our sins and reward us in the Hereafter).
33) Such a punishment (in this life), but truly the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they but knew.

Allah The Most High said in surah Saba’, verse 15-18:
لَقَدْ كَانَ لِسَبَإٍ فِي مَسْكَنِهِمْ آَيَةٌ جَنَّتَانِ عَنْ يَمِينٍ وَشِمَالٍ كُلُوا مِنْ رِزْقِ رَبِّكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لَهُ بَلْدَةٌ طَيِّبَةٌ وَرَبٌّ غَفُورٌ (15) فَأَعْرَضُوا فَأَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ سَيْلَ الْعَرِمِ وَبَدَّلْنَاهُمْ بِجَنَّتَيْهِمْ جَنَّتَيْنِ ذَوَاتَيْ أُكُلٍ خَمْطٍ وَأَثْلٍ وَشَيْءٍ مِنْ سِدْرٍ قَلِيلٍ (16) ذَلِكَ جَزَيْنَاهُمْ بِمَا كَفَرُوا وَهَلْ نُجَازِي إِلَّا الْكَفُورَ (17) وَجَعَلْنَا بَيْنَهُمْ وَبَيْنَ الْقُرَى الَّتِي بَارَكْنَا فِيهَا قُرًى ظَاهِرَةً وَقَدَّرْنَا فِيهَا السَّيْرَ سِيرُوا فِيهَا لَيَالِيَ وَأَيَّامًا آَمِنِينَ (18)
The meaning of which is:
15) Indeed there was for Saba’ (Sheba) a sign in their dwelling-place – two gardens on the right hand and on the left; (and it was said to them:) “Eat of the provisions of your Lord, and be grateful to Him.” A fair land and an Oft-Forgiving Lord!
16) But they turned away (from the obedience of Allah), so we Sent against them Sail Al-‘Arim (flood released from the dam), and We converted their two gardens into gardens producing bitter and bad fruit, and tamarisks, and some few lote-trees.
17) Like this We requited them because they were ungrateful disbelievers, And never do We requite in such a way except those who are ungrateful (disbelievers).
18) And We placed, between them and the towns which We had blessed (states which are situated in Syam), towns easy to be seen (states between Yemen and Syam), and We made the stages (of journey) between them easy (saying): “Travel in them safely both by night and day.”

Allah The Most Beneficent said in surah An-Naml, verse 29-44:
) قَالَتْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْمَلَأُ إِنِّي أُلْقِيَ إِلَيَّ كِتَابٌ كَرِيمٌ (29) إِنَّهُ مِنْ سُلَيْمَانَ وَإِنَّهُ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ (30) أَلَّا تَعْلُوا عَلَيَّ وَأْتُونِي مُسْلِمِينَ (31) قَالَتْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْمَلَأُ أَفْتُونِي فِي أَمْرِي مَا كُنْتُ قَاطِعَةً أَمْرًا حَتَّى تَشْهَدُونِ (32) قَالُوا نَحْنُ أُولُو قُوَّةٍ وَأُولُو بَأْسٍ شَدِيدٍ وَالْأَمْرُ إِلَيْكِ فَانْظُرِي مَاذَا تَأْمُرِينَ (33) قَالَتْ إِنَّ الْمُلُوكَ إِذَا دَخَلُوا قَرْيَةً أَفْسَدُوهَا وَجَعَلُوا أَعِزَّةَ أَهْلِهَا أَذِلَّةً وَكَذَلِكَ يَفْعَلُونَ (34) وَإِنِّي مُرْسِلَةٌ إِلَيْهِمْ بِهَدِيَّةٍ فَنَاظِرَةٌ بِمَ يَرْجِعُ الْمُرْسَلُونَ (35) فَلَمَّا جَاءَ سُلَيْمَانَ قَالَ أَتُمِدُّونَنِ بِمَالٍ فَمَا آَتَانِيَ اللَّهُ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا آَتَاكُمْ بَلْ أَنْتُمْ بِهَدِيَّتِكُمْ تَفْرَحُونَ (36) ارْجِعْ إِلَيْهِمْ فَلَنَأْتِيَنَّهُمْ بِجُنُودٍ لَا قِبَلَ لَهُمْ بِهَا وَلَنُخْرِجَنَّهُمْ مِنْهَا أَذِلَّةً وَهُمْ صَاغِرُونَ (37) قَالَ يَا أَيُّهَا الْمَلَأُ أَيُّكُمْ يَأْتِينِي بِعَرْشِهَا قَبْلَ أَنْ يَأْتُونِي مُسْلِمِينَ (38) قَالَ عِفْريتٌ مِنَ الْجِنِّ أَنَا آَتِيكَ بِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَقُومَ مِنْ مَقَامِكَ وَإِنِّي عَلَيْهِ لَقَوِيٌّ أَمِينٌ (39) قَالَ الَّذِي عِنْدَهُ عِلْمٌ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ أَنَا آَتِيكَ بِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَرْتَدَّ إِلَيْكَ طَرْفُكَ فَلَمَّا رَآَهُ مُسْتَقِرًّا عِنْدَهُ قَالَ هَذَا مِنْ فَضْلِ رَبِّي لِيَبْلُوَنِي أَأَشْكُرُ أَمْ أَكْفُرُ وَمَنْ شَكَرَ فَإِنَّمَا يَشْكُرُ لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ رَبِّي غَنِيٌّ كَرِيمٌ (40) قَالَ نَكِّرُوا لَهَا عَرْشَهَا نَنْظُرْ أَتَهْتَدِي أَمْ تَكُونُ مِنَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَهْتَدُونَ (41) فَلَمَّا جَاءَتْ قِيلَ أَهَكَذَا عَرْشُكِ قَالَتْ كَأَنَّهُ هُوَ وَأُوتِينَا الْعِلْمَ مِنْ قَبْلِهَا وَكُنَّا مُسْلِمِينَ (42) وَصَدَّهَا مَا كَانَتْ تَعْبُدُ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ إِنَّهَا كَانَتْ مِنْ قَوْمٍ كَافِرِينَ (43) قِيلَ لَهَا ادْخُلِي الصَّرْحَ فَلَمَّا رَأَتْهُ حَسِبَتْهُ لُجَّةً وَكَشَفَتْ عَنْ سَاقَيْهَا قَالَ إِنَّهُ صَرْحٌ مُمَرَّدٌ مِنْ قَوَارِيرَ قَالَتْ رَبِّ إِنِّي ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي وَأَسْلَمْتُ مَعَ سُلَيْمَانَ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ (44)

The meaning of which is:

29) She said (Balqis): “O chiefs! Verily! Here is deleivered to me a noble letter,
30) “Verily it is from Sulaiman (Solomon), and verily, it (reads): In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful:
31) “Be you not exalted against me, but come to me as Muslims (true believers who submit to Allah with full submission).”
32) She said: “O chiefs! Advise me in (this) case of mine. I decide no case till you are present with me (and give me your opinions).”
33) They said: “We have great strength, and great ability for war, but it is for you to command: so think over what you will command.”
34) She said: “Verily kings, when they enter a town (country), they despoil it and make the most honourable amongst its people the lowest. And thus they do.
35) “But verily! I am going to send him a present, and see with what (answer) the messengers return.”
36) Sso when (the messengers with the present) came up to Sulaiman (Solomon), he said: “Will you help me in wealth? What Allah has given me is better than that which He has given you! Nay, you rejoice in your gift!”
37) [Then Sulaiman (Solomon) said to the chief of her messengers who brought the present]: “Go back to them. We verily shall come to them with hosts that they cannot resists, and we shall drive them out from there in disgrace, and they will be abased.”
38) He said: “O chiefs! Which of you can bring me to her throne before they come to me surrendering themselves in obedience?”
39) A ‘Ifrit (strong one) from the jinn said “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place (council). And Verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.”
40) One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: “I will bring it to whithin the twinkling of an eye!” Then when he [Sulaiman (Solomon)] saw it placed before him, he said: “This is by the Grace of my Lord – to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And whoever is grateful, truly, his gratitude is for (the good of) his ownself; and whoever is ungrateful, (he is ungrateful only for the loss of his ownself). Certainly my Lord is Rich (Free of all needs), Bountiful.”
41) He said: “Disguise her throne for her that we may see whether she will be guided (to recognise her throne), or she will be one of those not guided.”
42) So when she came, it was said (to her): “Is your throne like this?” She said: “(It is) as thought it were the very same.” And [Sulaiman (Solomon) said]: “Knowledge was bestowed on us before her, and we were submitted to Allah (in Islam as Muslims before her).”
43) And that which she used to worship besides Allah has prevented her (from Islam), for she was of a disbelieving people.
44) It was said to her: “Enter As-Sarh” (a glass surface with water underneath it or a palace): but when she saw it, she thought it was a pool, and she (tucked up her clothes) uncovering her legs. (Sulaiman (Solomon)) said: “Verily, it is a Sarh (a glass surface with water underneath it pr a palace).” She said:”My Lord! Verily, I have wronged myself, and I submit [in Islam, together with Sulaiman (Solomon)] to Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists).”

Allah The Greatest said in surah An-Naml, verse 20-28:
وَتَفَقَّدَ الطَّيْرَ فَقَالَ مَا لِيَ لَا أَرَى الْهُدْهُدَ أَمْ كَانَ مِنَ الْغَائِبِينَ (20) لَأُعَذِّبَنَّهُ عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا أَوْ لَأَذْبَحَنَّهُ أَوْ لَيَأْتِيَنِّي بِسُلْطَانٍ مُبِينٍ (21) فَمَكَثَ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ فَقَالَ أَحَطتُ بِمَا لَمْ تُحِطْ بِهِ وَجِئْتُكَ مِنْ سَبَإٍ بِنَبَإٍ يَقِينٍ (22) إِنِّي وَجَدْتُ امْرَأَةً تَمْلِكُهُمْ وَأُوتِيَتْ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَلَهَا عَرْشٌ عَظِيمٌ (23) وَجَدْتُهَا وَقَوْمَهَا يَسْجُدُونَ لِلشَّمْسِ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ فَصَدَّهُمْ عَنِ السَّبِيلِ فَهُمْ لَا يَهْتَدُونَ (24) أَلَّا يَسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ الَّذِي يُخْرِجُ الْخَبْءَ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا تُخْفُونَ وَمَا تُعْلِنُونَ (25) اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ (26) قَالَ سَنَنْظُرُ أَصَدَقْتَ أَمْ كُنْتَ مِنَ الْكَاذِبِينَ (27) اذْهَبْ بِكِتَابِي هَذَا فَأَلْقِهِ إِلَيْهِمْ ثُمَّ تَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ فَانْظُرْ مَاذَا يَرْجِعُونَ (28)
The meaning of which is:
20) He inspected the birds, and said “What is the matter that I see not the hoopoe? Or is he aming the absentees?”
21) “I will surely punish him with a severe torment, or slaughter him, unless he brings me a clear reason.”
22) But the hoopoe stayed not long: he (came up and) said: “I have grasped (the knowledge of a thing) which you have not grasped and I have come to you from Saba’ (Sheba) with true news.
23) “I found a woman ruling over them: she has been given all things that could be possessed by any ruler of the earth, and she has a great throne.”
24) “I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah, and Shaitan (Satan) has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from (Allah’s) Way: so they have no guidance.”
25) [As Shairan (Satan) has barred them from Allah’s Way] so they do not worship (prostrate themselves before) Allah, Who brings to light what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you reveal. [Tafsir At-Tabari]
26) Allah, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of the Supreme Throne!
27) [Sulaiman (Solomon)] said: “We shall see whether you speak the truth or you are (one) of the liars.”
28) “Go you with this letter of mine, and deliver it to them, then draw back from them, and see what (answer) they return.”

Allah The All Mighty said in Surah Al-A’raf, verse 69-71:
) أَوَعَجِبْتُمْ أَنْ جَاءَكُمْ ذِكْرٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ عَلَى رَجُلٍ مِنْكُمْ لِيُنْذِرَكُمْ وَاذْكُرُوا إِذْ جَعَلَكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ مِنْ بَعْدِ قَوْمِ نُوحٍ وَزَادَكُمْ فِي الْخَلْقِ بَسْطَةً فَاذْكُرُوا آَلَاءَ اللَّهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ (69) قَالُوا أَجِئْتَنَا لِنَعْبُدَ اللَّهَ وَحْدَهُ وَنَذَرَ مَا كَانَ يَعْبُدُ آَبَاؤُنَا فَأْتِنَا بِمَا تَعِدُنَا إِنْ كُنْتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ (70) قَالَ قَدْ وَقَعَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ رِجْسٌ وَغَضَبٌ أَتُجَادِلُونَنِي فِي أَسْمَاءٍ سَمَّيْتُمُوهَا أَنْتُمْ وَآَبَاؤُكُمْ مَا نَزَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ فَانْتَظِرُوا إِنِّي مَعَكُمْ مِنَ الْمُنْتَظِرِينَ (71)
The meaning of which is:
69) “Do you wonder that there has come to you a Reminder (and an advice) from your Lord through a man from amongst you to warn you?And remember that He makes you successors after the people of Nuh (Noah) and increase you amply in stature. So remember the graces (bestowed upon you) from Allah so that you may be successful.”
70) They said: “You have come to us so that we should worship Allah Alone and forsake that which our fathers used to worship. So bring us that wherewith you have threatened us if you are of the truthful.”
71) (Hud) said: “Torment and wrath have already fallen on you from your Lord. Dispute you with me over names which you have named – you and your fathers – with no authority from Allah?Then wait, I am with you among those who wait.”
قَالُوا أَجِئْتَنَا لِتَأْفِكَنَا عَنْ آَلِهَتِنَا فَأْتِنَا بِمَا تَعِدُنَا إِنْ كُنْتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ (22) قَالَ إِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَأُبَلِّغُكُمْ مَا أُرْسِلْتُ بِهِ وَلَكِنِّي أَرَاكُمْ قَوْمًا تَجْهَلُونَ (23) فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهُ عَارِضًا مُسْتَقْبِلَ أَوْدِيَتِهِمْ قَالُوا هَذَا عَارِضٌ مُمْطِرُنَا بَلْ هُوَ مَا اسْتَعْجَلْتُمْ بِهِ رِيحٌ فِيهَا عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ (24) تُدَمِّرُ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ بِأَمْرِ رَبِّهَا فَأَصْبَحُوا لَا يُرَى إِلَّا مَسَاكِنُهُمْ كَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي الْقَوْمَ الْمُجْرِمِينَ (25)

The meaning of which is:
22) They said: “ Have you come to turn us away from our alihah (gods)? Then bring us with which you threaten us, if you are one of the truthful!”
23) He said (prophet Hud): “The knowledge (of the time of its coming) is with Allah only. And I convey to you that therewith I have been sent, but I see your are people given to ignorance!”
24) Then, when they saw it as a dense cloud coming to their valleys, they said: “This is a cloud bringing us rain!” Nay, but it is that (torment) which your were asking to be hasten – a wind wherein is a painful torment!
25) Destroying everything by the Command of its Lord! So they became such that nothing could be seen except their dwellings! Thus do We recompense the people who are Murimun (polytheists. Disbelievers, sinners)!

A. Historical Places in Yemen

a.The Church of Abrahah (Kullais) – built to compete with the Ka’abah in Makkah, the structure still exist today in Bab Al-Yemen (Yemen Gate), refer to: Tafseer Ibn Kathir: Surah Al Fiil (verse 1-5)
b.Masjid Al-Kabiir (The Great Mosque) – built by a sahabah named Wabr ibn Yuhannas by the order of Prophet Muhammad on the 6H.

2.Saba’ (Ma’rib)
a.A castle and a place of worship (Temple of the Sun) Balqis, where in the end turn to Iman and married prophet Sulaiman A.S. Refer to: Surah An-Naml, verse 29-44.
b.Saba’ old dam, refer to: Surah Saba’, verse 15-18

The story of a garden which was burnt as a punishment from Allah Azza Wa Jal due to their evil intentions of the owner (Ashabul Jannah) towards the miskin. Refer to: Surah Al-Qalam, verse 17-33.

4.Ahqaf (Hadramout):
The story of prophet Hud A.S and his people A’ad. Refer to Surah Ahqaf, verse 21-25) and Surah Hud, verse 50-60.

B.Prominent Figures from Yemen
a.Prophet Muhammad - the connection of his ( ) ancestors is up till prophet Ismail A.S whereby his (A.S) wife is from the people of Jurhum which is from Tihamah, Yemen.
b. Sahabahs of the prophet :
i. Mu’az ibn Jabal
ii. Abu Musa Al-Asy’ari
iii. Abu Hurairah (Abdul Rahman bin Sakhar)
iv. Zaid ibn Thabit
v. Zaid ibn Harithah
vi. Family of Yasir (Yasir and Ammar)
vii. Thufail ibn Amru Ad-Dausi
viii. Abdullah ibn Rawahah
ix. Saad ibn Mu’az (the leader of Ansar)
c. Tabi’in:
i. Uwais Al-Qarni – The prophet had told Umar Al-Khattab to look for him where he is known to the people of the sky and his du’as are mustajab, based on a hadtih riwayat Muslim. Refer to: Riyadh As-Solihin, hadith 373.
ii. Abu Muslim Al-Khaulani – A tabi’in which was given strong iman as well as having a very high level of patience and preserverence in enduring tribulations whereby many of the people of Yemen were apostated by Aswad Al-Ansiy, who claimed to be a prohpet (false prophet) after the death of prophet Muhammad .

d. Ulama’s (past & contemporary):
i.Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail Al-Amir As-San’ani – the author of Subul As-Salam (Syarh Bulughul Maram).
ii.Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Ali As-Syaukani – the author of numerous well known books such as Tafseer Fathul Qadir and book of hadith Nail Al-Author.
iii.Syeikh Muqbil Al-Wadie – a muhaddith and the founder of Markaz Hadith, Sa’adah.
iv.Syeikh Muhammad Ismail Al-Amrani – a muhaddith and a well-known Qadhi in Yemen.
v.Habib Umar Al-Hadhrami – founder of Darul Musthafa, Tarim.
vi.Syeikh Abu Hasan Mustafa ibn Ismail – a muhaddith and the founder of Darul Hadith¸ Ma’rib.
vii.Syeikh Muhammad Imam Al-Ma’bari – a muhaddithand the founder of Darul Qur’an, Dhammar.
viii.Syeikh Dr. Abdul Majid ibn Aziz Az-Zindani – the founder of the University of Al-Eman, a pioneer in the field of Scientific Miracles from the Qur’an and Sunnah in the World Muslim League and the founder for the cure of the AIDS disease.

• Syarh Sahih Muslim (Imam Nawawi)
• Nuzhatul Muttaqin syarh Riyadul As-Solihin (Imam Nawawi)
• The Noble Qur’an – English translation
• Suar Min Hayati At-Tabien (Dr. Abd Rahman Al-Bash
• Tafseer Ibn Kathir