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  • Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

    Ahmad bin Hanbal  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him was born in Baghdad, in the year 780 CE. Of pure Arab lineage, Ibn Hanbal  may  Allaah  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  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him was fifteen, he began to study.. More

  • Ibn Khaldoon: The founding father of sociology

    Ibn Khaldoon was born in Tunisia in 732 A.H. to a fairly well-to-do family who had earlier migrated from Seville in Muslim Spain. His lineage goes to Yemen which land our hero's family had left in the company of the army that conquered Spain. During his childhood in Tunis, Ibn Khaldoon must have had his share in his family's active participation in.. More

  • Al-`Izz Ibn `Abdus-Salaam

    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

  • The Ansaar and Us

    Their sacrifices were immense and their faith stunning. The name of Ansaar never fails to evoke undertones of sacrifice, submission, and love of Allah The Most High and His Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and warm sentiments of appreciation in our hearts. There is much for us to learn from their lives. Is there something common between the.. More

  • 'Abdullaah Ibn Umm Maktoom

    'Abdullaah Ibn Umm Maktoom, may Allah be pleased with him, was the cousin of Khadeejah Bint Khuwaylid, Mother of the Believers, may Allah be pleased with her. His father was Qays Ibn Sa’eed and his mother was 'Aatikah Ibnt 'Abdullaah. She was called Umm Maktoom (Mother of the concealed one) because she gave birth to a blind child. ’Abdullaah,.. More

  • Imaam Ash-Shaafi'ee: The Grand Jurist for the Sunnah

    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

  • 'Abdullah Ibn Salam: From Judaism to Islam

    Al-Hussein Ibn Salaam was one of the scholars of the Jews who lived in Yathrib, now known as Madeenah. All the people of the town had the greatest respect for him. Everyone, no matter what his religion was, treated him with reverence. He had a high reputation for piety, righteousness, and straightforwardness. Al-Hussein lived a tranquil and peaceful,.. More

  • Sa'eed Ibn 'Aamir Al-Jumahi

    The young man named Sa'eed Ibn 'Aamir Al-Jumahi, may Allah be pleased with him, was one of the throng of thousands who had gone to At-Tan'eem, on the outskirts of Makkah, in answer to the call of the chieftains of the tribe of Quraysh, to witness the death of Khubayb Ibn 'Adiyy, may Allah be pleased with him, one of the companions of Muhammad, sallallaahu.. More

  • Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq: The First Caliph (632-34 C.E.)

    Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, was a well-respected and rich merchant of Makkah, belonging to the Quraysh tribe. When Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was bestowed prophethood, Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, was away in Yemen on business. When he came back, people gave him the astounding news that Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi.. More

  • The Guards of the Prophet - III

    ‘Abbaad ibn Bishr ibn Waqish ibn Zaghbah ibn Zu‘awraa' ibn ‘Abd Al-Ashhal, may Allah be pleased with him: He was one of those who witnessed the Battle of Badr, and he was among the leaders of the tribe of Al-Aws. He is the one whose stick had lit up for him at night when he was returning to his home after accompanying the Prophet,.. More

  • The Guards of the Prophet - II

    Muhammad ibn Maslamah Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him: His nickname is Abu ‘Abdullaah. He was from the tribe of Bani Haarithah, and an ally to the tribe of Bani ‘Abdil-Ash-hal. He was born twenty-two years before the Prophetic mission, and he had ten sons and six daughters. He accepted Islam at the hands of Mus‘ab ibn.. More

  • The Guards of the Prophet - I

    Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq, may Allah be pleased with him: His name is ‘Abdullaah ibn Abi Quhaafah, may Allah be pleased with him, and the name of Abu Quhaafah (i.e., his father) is ‘Uthmaan ibn Ka’b At-Taymi Al-Qurashi. His mother is Salma bint Sakhr ibn ‘Aamir At-Taymi. Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, was among those who.. More

  • The Mujaahid - Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari

    He is Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari Khaalid ibn Zayd, May Allah Be Pleased with him. He was the grandson of Maalik ibn An-Najjaar and his mother was Hind bint Sa‘eed. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, made him the brother of Mus‘ab ibn ‘Umayr, May Allah Be Pleased with them. He witnessed the Second Pledge of Al-‘Aqabah. After.. More

  • A glimpse at the life of ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab – III

    His checking on the situation of his people: Aslam, may Allah be pleased with him, who was the freed slave of 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: “I accompanied `Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, to the marketplace. A woman came after him saying, ‘O Commander of the Believers! I am a widow and a mother.. More