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  • The Muslim hero: Salahuddeen Al-Ayyoobi (Saladin)

    Salahuddeen's full name in Arabic was Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf bin Ayyoob, also called Al-Malik An-Naasir Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf I. He was born in 1137/38 CE in Tikrit, Mesopotamia and died March 4, 1193, in Damascus. He later became the Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Palestine, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, and one of the most famous of Muslim.. More

  • Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah: The tortured scholar

    One day, , in the ancient city of Damascus a father was planning to go for a picnic with his family told everybody to get ready, but his son 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.. More

  • The execution of Khubayb bin 'Adiyy

    The following is an incident that occurred during the era of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and which exemplifies the great sacrifices that his companions, may Allah be pleased with them, made for the sake of this religion. The execution of Khubayb, may Allah be pleased with him, has been detailed in many books. One such report is where.. More

  • Al-Imaam Maalik Ibn Anas

    Muslims follow four major schools of jurisprudence in matters of legal and devotional details. Imaam Maalik Ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy upom him, comes second in order from a chronological point of view. For Maalik ibn Anas, who is known as the scholar of Madeenah, was born in Madeenah in the year 93 A.H. Imaam Maalik's mother advised him to join.. More

  • Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

    Ahmad bin Hanbal, may Allah have mercy upon him, was born in Baghdad, in the year 780 CE. Of pure Arab lineage, Ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy upon him, 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, may Allah have mercy upon him, was fifteen, he began to study.. More

  • Ibn Khaldoon: The founding father of sociology

    Ibn Khaldoon was born in Tunisia in 732 A.H. to a fairly well-to-do family who had earlier migrated from Seville in Muslim Spain. His lineage goes to Yemen which land our hero's family had left in the company of the army that conquered Spain. During his childhood in Tunis, Ibn Khaldoon must have had his share in his family's active participation in.. More

  • Al-`Izz Ibn `Abdus-Salaam

    Al-`Izz Ibn `Abdus-Salaam, may Allah have mercy on him, was one of the most famous characters of the seventh Hijri century (13th century. AD). He was a learned scholar with deep knowledge of Islamic sciences such as Jurisprudence and Prophetic narrations. He was also a great writer who authored valuable books. These were not the only reasons which caused.. More

  • The best generations were the best to their parents

    The early generations of Islam were the forerunners of the Muslim nation since they excelled in all aspects of the religion: in their acts of worship as well as their etiquette and manners with the people around them. They were especially devoted to their parents, as Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, recalled, "Two of the Companions.. More

  • The Caliphate of 'Ali -I

    Bay'ah (oath of allegiance) of caliphate: A week after the martyrdom of 'Uthmaan Ibn Affaan, may Allah be pleased with him, Bay'ah (oath of allegiance) was taken on Thul-Hijjah 25, 35 AH, at the hands of 'Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, in Al-Madeenah. Following the martyrdom of 'Uthmaan Ibn Affaan, his murderers were going strong in Al-Madeenah. At.. More

  • The Ansaar and Us

    Their sacrifices were immense and their faith stunning. The name of Ansaar never fails to evoke undertones of sacrifice, submission, and love of Allah The Most High and His Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and warm sentiments of appreciation in our hearts. There is much for us to learn from their lives. Is there something common between the.. More

  • 'Abdullaah Ibn Umm Maktoom

    'Abdullaah Ibn Umm Maktoom, may Allah be pleased with him, was the cousin of Khadeejah Bint Khuwaylid, Mother of the Believers, may Allah be pleased with her. His father was Qays Ibn Sa’eed and his mother was 'Aatikah Ibnt 'Abdullaah. She was called Umm Maktoom (Mother of the concealed one) because she gave birth to a blind child. ’Abdullaah,.. More

  • The story of Heraclius’ encounter with Islam

    All perfect praise is due to Allah; I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger; may Allah exalt his mention, as well as his family and all his companions. 'Abdullaah ibn 'Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated: “Abu Sufyaan ibn Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a.. More

  • Imaam Ash-Shaafi'ee: The Grand Jurist for the Sunnah

    Everything was placid in the large valley except for the voice of a two-year old child who was weeping. His mother embraced him, took him close to her chest, and patted his shoulders with tenderness and compassion. The youngster quickly went into sleep as his mother stared at the far horizon saying in a low weakened voice : “may Allah have mercy.. More

  • Precious Pearls: Umm Shurayk

    Have you heard about the pearl whose name is Umm Shurayk, may Allah be pleased with her? 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, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • 'Abdullah Ibn Salam: From Judaism to Islam

    Al-Hussein Ibn Salaam was one of the scholars of the Jews who lived in Yathrib, now known as Madeenah. All the people of the town had the greatest respect for him. Everyone, no matter what his religion was, treated him with reverence. He had a high reputation for piety, righteousness, and straightforwardness. Al-Hussein lived a tranquil and peaceful,.. More