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
Tariq Ibn Ziyad is one of the most prominent commanders who recorded his name in the glorious Islamic history which includes names like Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed, S`ad Ibn Abi Waqas, `Amr Ibn Al-`Aas, Salahuddeen and Muhammad Al-Fatih.
Through Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a Muslim state was established in Andalusia, known nowadays as Spain and Portugal. This.. 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
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`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan, 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
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
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
Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allah 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 encouragement.
This is a conversation that took place between Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allah 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)?"
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
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, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam, called him ‘Abdur-Rahman (Slave of The Most-Merciful) and gave him the nickname of Abu Hurayrah (the father of a kitten).
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
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
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
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
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
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....More