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  • Ibn Al-Haytham: The father of modern optics

    Abu 'Ali Al-Hasan bin Al-Haytham (965-1040 C.E.) was one of the most eminent physicists, whose contributions to optics and scientific methods are outstanding. Known in the West as Alhazen, Ibn Al-Haytham was born in 965 CE in Basrah, and was educated in Basrah and Baghdad. Thereafter, he went to Egypt, where he was asked to find ways of controlling.. More

  • Al-Layth Ibn Sa'd: the Imam of the Egyptians

    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

  • Taariq Ibn Ziyaad: The Conqueror of Andalusia

    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

  • The learned master of the Ummah, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas

    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

  • 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`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

  • 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

  • Morals in the Life and Da‘wah of the Prophets - II

    Adhering to Tawheed (Islamic monotheism) does not only apply to deeds but also to words. Some of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, asked the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to make a tree for them that was known as “Thaat Anwaat” so that they could hang their weapons on it in order to seek its blessings as the.. More

  • Morals in the Life and Da‘wah of the Prophets - I

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was commanded to maintain the same methodology that had been adopted by all the previous prophets and messengers, may Allaah exalt their mention, as Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Those are the ones whom Allah has guided, so from their guidance take an example.} [Quran 6:90] Allah the Almighty.. 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 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. -.. More

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

    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)?" .. More