He is Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari Khaalid ibn Zayd, May Allaah Be Pleased with him. He was the grandson of Maalik ibn An-Najjaar and his mother was Hind bint Sa‘eed. The Prophet made him the brother of Mus‘ab ibn ‘Umayr, May Allaah Be Pleased with them. He witnessed the Second Pledge of Al-‘Aqabah.
When Abdullaah Ibn 'Amr joined the Muslim army in the battle of Uhud, he left in Madeenah his son Jaabir to take care of the family. Abdullaah had many daughters; he ordered his only son to take care of them, and did not allow him to join the fighters. The Muslims returned defeated from.. More
When Al-Hasan saw the signed and stamped paper brought by 'Abdullaah Ibn 'Aamir from Mu'aawiyah he objected to the condition that the caliphate would be restored to him after the demise of Mu'aawiyah. He said, "I strongly dislike the condition of my being chosen Caliph.. More
Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Ibn Abu Taalib was the last of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs. He was born in the middle of Sha'ban 3 AH. He resembled the Prophet who named him Al-Al-Hasan, and nobody had this name during the Age of Ignorance. 'Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubayr is reported.. More
He is the honorable Companion Abu Hurayrah, May Allaah Be Pleased with him. Before embracing Islam, he was called ‘Abd Shams (slave of the sun). After he embraced Islam, the Prophet called him ‘Abdul-Rahmaan (Slave of The Most-Merciful) and gave him the nickname of Abu Hurayrah (the father of a kitten)... More
One day, his father and his family asked him to join them on a picnic but he suddenly disappeared, so they had to go out without him. When they came back at the end of the day, they blamed him for not going out with them. He said, pointing to a book in his hand: "You did not benefit anything from your trip, whereas I memorized all this book in.. More
For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey, was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan, there had been many attempts to conquer it, but none had succeeded.
Every Muslim commander wanted to be the conqueror praised in the narration in which the Prophet,.. More
There have been people who insisted on leaving their imprints on life, and this is why history has immortalized their mention. They formed the civilization of their Ummah (nation); their renaissance became a source of goodness and light for the entire world, and they were the lanterns which lit the way for the West during their age of darkness.
Have you heard about the pearl whose name is Umm Shurayk ? She was one of the early converts to Islam along with her husband. Come and attentively hear what she says. She relates her story by herself and says,
When I embraced Islam, I heard a Hadeeth (narration) from the Prophet .. More
His skin's color was pale and his hair was knotted. But it was his skinny frame that made those who did not know him turn away from him in disapproval. Yet it was he who had defeated one hundred of the knights in duels, to say nothing of those whom he had slain in battle.
He was the courageous, ferocious champion at.. More
Abu 'Ali Al-Hasan bin Al-Haytham (965-1040 C.E.) was one of the most eminent physicists, whose contributions to optics and scientific methods are outstanding. Known in the West as Alhazen, Ibn Al-Haytham was born in 965 CE in Basrah, and was educated in Basrah and Baghdad. Thereafter, he went to Egypt, where he was asked to find ways of controlling.. More
Bay'ah (oath of allegiance) of caliphate:
A week after the martyrdom of 'Uthmaan Ibn Affaan Bay'ah (oath of allegiance) was taken on Thul-Hijjah 25, 35 AH, at the hands of 'Ali in Al-Madeenah. Following the martyrdom of 'Uthmaan Ibn Affaan, his murderers were going strong in Al-Madeenah.
The battle of the Camel (Al-Jamal)
'Ali headed to Koofah from Al-Madeenah, when he heard that fighting broke out between 'Uthmaan Ibn Hunayf, his governor in Basrah, and the army of Talhah and Az-Zubayr . 'Ali organized a ten thousand-man army to fight them.
Al-Miqdaad Ibn Al-Aswad.. More
Ahmad bin Hanbal was born in Baghdad, in the year 780 CE. Of pure Arab lineage, Ibn Hanbal belonged to the tribe of Shaybaan through both parents. He was still an infant when his father died at the age of 30. When Ibn Hanbal was fifteen, he began to study.. More
"Through patience and poverty one attains leadership in religion. The seeker of Truth needs the will that will inspire him and push him upward and (religious) knowledge that will lead him and guide him."
These words of our hero sum up the personality of this great man, Muhammad bin Abi Bakr, who is better known as Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah.. More