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  • Muhammad Al-Fatih: about whom the Prophet gave glad tidings

    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'awiyah Ibn Abu Sufyan, 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

  • Al-Baraa' Ibn Maalik Al-Ansaari

    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, may Allaah be pleased with him, was the courageous, ferocious champion at.. More

  • Summary of Events after Hijrah

    1st year of Hijrah 1. As soon as the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, reached Madinah, he built a Mosque for prayers. The walls were made of mud and the roof was made of leafy stalks of date trees. 2. Up until then there were only two compulsory Rak'ahs (units of prayer) for the noon (Dhuhr), afternoon (‘Asr) and night (‘Isha) prayers;.. More

  • Jabir Ibn Abdullah

    When Abdullah Ibn 'Amr, may Allaah be pleased with him, joined the Muslim army in the battle of Uhud, he left in Madeenah his son Jabir to take care of the family. Abdullaah, may Allaah be pleased with him, 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

  • The caliphate of 'Umar -III

    Conquest of Jerusalem, 15 AH/ 636 AD In course of time, when Muslim troops were winning victories in Antakiyah and its suburbs, Yazeed bin Abu Sufyan, may Allaah be pleased with him, the governor of Damascus sent his brother, Mu'awiyah bin Abu Sufyaan, may Allaah be pleased with him, towards Qaisariyah (Caesarea or Kayseri) as per the Caliph's order... More

  • The caliphate of 'Umar -II

    After the defeat of Buwayb, the Persian chiefs and nobles buried their differences and mobilized their forces to serve their country even in the face of death. Rustam and Fayrouz (prime minister of the Persian Empire) were the pillars of the State, but a violent friction raged between them. Now both of them were persuaded to shake hands in the interest.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Umar -I

    Before his death (13 AH), Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, named 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, as his successor. The Muslims at large took Bay’ah (oath of allegiance) at the hand of 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, in Al-Madeenah on Tuesday, 23 Jumad Al-Akhir, 13 AH. After accepting the oath of allegiance for his Caliphate,.. More

  • Moosa Ibn Nusayr, the second liberator of North Africa -II

    Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allaah have mercy upon him, made a careful study of the Roman colonizers' administrative division of North Africa and laid down the military strategy required to defeat them. This consisted of: - Choosing loyal and proficient commanders. - Having direct contact with the soldiers through constant discussion and personal.. More

  • Moosa Ibn Nusayr, the second liberator of North Africa - I

    This is a conversation that took place between Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allaah have mercy upon him, and the caliph of his era: The Caliph: "What do you resort to at times of difficulty during war?" Moosa: "I trust in Allah and offer prayers to Him." The Caliph: "Do you use castles or ditches (to protect yourself and your army)?" .. More

  • Muhammad Ibn Al-Qasim: The Young Leader

    Al-Hajjaj Ibn Yoosuf At-Thaqafee, the ruler of Iraq was sitting in his court surrounded by his dignitaries and army commanders (chief of staffs). They were discussing the affairs of the state trying to find solutions to people's problems. One of Al-Hajjaj's men entered and whispered some words to him, so he stopped the conversation and said loudly:.. 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 caliphate of Al-Hasan -II

    Peace Treaty When Al-Hasan, may Allaah be pleased with him, saw the signed and stamped paper brought by 'Abdullah Ibn 'Aamir from Mu'awiyah, may Allaah be pleased with him, 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

  • The caliphate of Al-Hasan -I

    Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Ibn Abu Talib, may Allaah be please with him, was the last of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs. He, may Allaah be pleased with him, was born in the middle of Sha'ban 3 AH. He resembled the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, who named him Al-Hasan, and nobody had this name during the Age of Ignorance. 'Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubayr, may Allaah.. More

  • The covenant of 'Umar

    When `Umar Ibnul-Khatab, may Allaah be pleased with him, (the second Caliph) entered Jerusalem at the head of a Muslim army in 638CE, he entered the city on foot, as a gesture of humility. There was no bloodshed. On the contrary, those who wanted to leave were allowed to do so with all their possessions and were guaranteed a safe passage. While those.. 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