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  • The Muslim Hero: Salahuddeen Al-Ayyoobi (Saladin)

    Salahuddeen's full name in Arabic was Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf bin Ayyoob, also called Al-Malik An-Nasir Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf I. He was born in 1137/38 CE in Tikrit, Mesopotamia and died March 4, 1193, in Damascus. He later became the Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Palestine, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, and one of the most famous of Muslim.. More

  • Al-Khansaa': Poetess and Mother of Martyrs

    According to the connoisseurs of Arabic poetry, there has never been a woman whose poetry was as replete with knowledge, or who was more knowledgeable than Al-Khansaa', may Allaah be pleased with her. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to ask her to recite her poetry, which he admired, in front of him. She composed a great deal of.. More

  • 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

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

    When this religion was revealed and the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam taught it and raised people according to its instructions, it delivered brilliant men and women who illuminated history and were esteemed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This religion produced such people who upheld its exalted standards and applied its edicts all over.. More

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

    His religious knowledge and the Prophet's praise of him: Allah, the Magnificent and Glorified, had willed goodness for `Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, and thus rendered him well versed in the religion and enriched him with knowledge. Many scholars have compiled numerous narrations of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam regarding Umar's.. 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

  • 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

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

    Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allaah 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.. More

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

    This is a conversation that took place between Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allaah 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

  • Muhammad Ibn Al-Qasim: The Young Leader

    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

  • The Master of Memorizers: Abu Hurayrah

    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). There.. More