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  • Al-Hasan Al-Basri

    He was one of the most renowned tabi`een (the generation after the death of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) ) and prominent figures of his time. He was a jurist and a scholar. He was a pious and devout person. He was famous for his eloquence, inspiring speeches, wisdom, asceticism, and deep knowledge. He is the revered tabi`ee and the scholar.. More

  • Sultan Ath-Thahir Baybars

    Al-Malik Ath-Thahir Rukn Ad-Deen Baybars Al-Bunduqdari, was the most eminent of the Mamluk Sultans of Egypt and Syria, which he ruled from 1260 to 1277 CE. He is renowned both for his military campaigns against the Mongols and Crusaders, and for his internal administrative reforms. Baybars was born in the country of the Kipchak Turks on the northern.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Uthman -III

    Abdullah bin Saba ‘Abdullah bin Saba`, known as Ibn Sauda' was a Jew from San'aa (Yemen). He announced his acceptance of Islam during the Caliphate of 'Uthman bin 'Affan, may Allaah be pleased with him, with the intention of taking advantage of the progress and prosperity of the Muslims. He settled in Al-Madeenah to go deep into the internal.. More

  • The caliphate of ‘Uthman -II

    The Conquest of Africa, 26 AH ‘Abdullah bin Sa’d, may Allaah be pleased with him, sought permission from ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan, may Allaah be pleased with him, to invade Africa. Africa was then considered a country that included the area stretching between Tripoli and Tangiers. Moreover, Africa was then considered a conglomeration.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Uthmaan -I

    Selection for caliphate, 24 AH 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, was asked before his death to nominate his successor as Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, had done. 'Umar sent for ’Abdur-Rahman bin 'Awf, Sa’ad bin Abu Waqqas, Az-Zubayr bin Al-Awwam, Talhah, 'Ali, and 'Uthman bin 'Affan, may Allaah be pleased with them. Talhah,.. More

  • Al-Khaleel Ibn Ahmad: founder of Arabic lexicology and prosody

    As soon as the sun rose and cast its golden rays, the market of coppersmiths in Basra became full of activity and liveliness. Groups of people started to come to the market one after the other to purchase their goods. The workers’ hammering sounds increased as they made copper utensils. Everyone was working hard and eagerly seeking to secure their.. More

  • Sa'ad Ibn Abi Waqqaas

    We are now in a small town in a narrow valley. There is no vegetation, no livestock, no gardens, and no rivers. Desert after desert separates the town from the rest of the world. During the day, the heat of the sun is unbearable and the nights are still and lonely. Tribes flock to it like animals in the open country flock to a waterhole. No government.. More

  • Abu Bakr Ar-Raazi: the Father of Arab Medicine

    He was a unique encyclopedic scientist. He is considered as one of the greatest physicians in Islamic culture, and one of the earliest Arab physicians. He was also one of the founders of modern chemistry. He was well-versed in all branches of knowledge and he made significant scientific contributions to medicine, chemistry, mathematics, literature,.. More

  • Ibn An-Nafees: Discoverer of the minor blood circulation system

    He was an extremely learned, multi-talented scientist, and a pioneer in medicine. Through his researches and discoveries, he managed to surpass his contemporary scientists and even those who came after him. He, alone, managed to write the largest medical encyclopedia in history. He is the scientist and physician, `Alaa'u Ad-Deen `Ali Ibn Abul Hazm,.. More

  • Follow their Footprints

    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. Al-Hasan.. More

  • The generous, Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubaadah

    He is Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubaadah, May Allah Be Pleased with him, the chief of the Khazraj, and the carrier of the banner of the Ansaar. His mother is ‘Amrah bint Mas’ood. He was nicknamed Abu Thaabit and Abu Qays. He embraced Islam very early, and attended the second ‘Aqabah Pledge of Allegiance along with seventy men and two women.. More

  • Al-Bayrooni - linguist and multitalented scientist

    The judge Al-Jisaboori, may Allah have mercy upon him, reported: "I visited Abu Rayhaan Muhammad (Al-Bayrooni) when he was on his death-bed. He said to me: 'One day you asked me about such and such an issue.' I replied: 'Do you want me to explain it when you are in such a condition?' He replied: 'Tell me, is it not better that I depart this world.. More

  • Al-'Abbaas Ibn 'Abdul-Muttalib

    Equality and brotherhood of man in Allah are two of the major principles of the Islamic faith. Allah Says (what means): {O mankind! Indeed, We have created you from male and female and made you Peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing.. More

  • Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (691-751 A.H.)

    "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 ibn Abu Bakr, who is better known as Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah.. More

  • Why Islamic History - I

    By: Uwaymir Anjum The great Indian Islamic scholar and historian Abu Al-Hasan ‘Ali An-Nadwi observes, like other sages of Islam have before, that Islam, being the last and universal religion of Allah, has a unique history of internal revival, reform and self-rejuvenation. Allah Almighty sent the message of Islam at a chosen moment in the development.. More