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  • 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

  • Why Islamic History - II

    By: Uwaymir Anjun Remarkably, the chapter of Al-‘Araaf, the Heights, the seventh chapter of the Noble Quran, has for its theme the topic that we are con¬cerned with here, that is, history. Or more precisely, it is about the manifestation of Allah's message of Tawheed, monotheism, in history and the various human responses to it. This theme.. More

  • The Prophetic Hijrah: A Turning Point in History

    The Arabic noun Hijrah literally refers to the act of abandoning or relinquishing. Hence, the derived word Muhaajir, as mentioned in a Hadeeth, is a person who renounces what Allah The Almighty prohibited. This is not confined to a certain time or place; anyone who abides by the commands of Allah the Almighty and abandons sins, is considered a Muhaajir... 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

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