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  • The Master of Memorizers: Abu Hurayrah

    He is the honorable Companion Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him. Before embracing Islam, he was called ‘Abd Shams (slave of the sun). After he embraced Islam, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) called him ‘Abdur-Rahman (Slave of The Most-Merciful) and gave him the nickname of Abu Hurayrah (the father of a kitten). There.. More

  • Thumamah Ibn Uthal - Noble Companion of the Prophet

    In the sixth year after the Hijrah, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, decided to expand the scope of his mission. He sent eight letters to rulers in the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding areas inviting them to Islam. One of these rulers was Thumamah Ibn Uthal. Thumamah was one of the most powerful Arab rulers in pre-Islamic times... More

  • 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,) 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

  • 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 encyclopaedia in history. He is the scientist and physician, `Ala'u Ad-Deen `Ali Ibn Abul Hazm,.. 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

  • Al-Bukhari: the master in the science of Prophetic narrations

    His mother woke up with a start and said happily: "What a pleasant dream! Allah’s messenger Ibraaheem, may Allah exalt his mention, appeared in my dream, and said: "O woman! Allah restored your son’s eye sight because of your frequent supplications". She said: "O Allah, make it a glad tiding. "O Allah answer my supplicatio.. 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 Allaah be pleased with them, made for the sake of this religion. The execution of Khubayb, may Allaah be pleased with him, has been detailed in many books. One such report is where.. More