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
He was one of the great Imams of jurisprudence. He was a pious, ascetic, truthful scholar who abstained from unlawful acts. He was also sincere, humble, forbearing, and kind-hearted when dealing with people.
He had strong faith in Allah and was fearful of Him all the time. He used to frequently recite the Quran. As well as this, he was very generous.. More
He is the glorious Companion, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, the paternal cousin of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He was born three years before the Hijrah, and gave the pledge of allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, when he was very young, and had.. More
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
"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
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
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
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 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
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
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...More