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Lion of the Desert: Omar Mukhtar

Hajj Personalities

On this day 9o years ago (16th September 1931) Omar Mukhtar (rahimahullāh) at the age of 73, was executed and hanged to martyrdom by Italian colonial forces. Omar Mukhtar was born in the year 1858 in an impoverished household in the region of Cyrenaica which was under the control of the Ottoman Empire. As a young individual Omar lost his […]

The Life, Works and Teachings of Jalal al-Din Rumi

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William C. Chittick Jalal al-Din Rumi was born in Balkh in present-day Afghanistan in the year A.H. 604/A.D. 1207. 1 His father, Baha’ Walad, was a well-known preacher, jurisprudent, and Sufi who traced his spiritual lineage to Ahmad Ghazzali, brother of the more famous Muhammad Ghazzali and master of such well-known Sufis as `Ayn al-Qudat […]

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (رحمه الله)

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Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) is one of the pre-eminent writers of the Indian subcontinent, and the attention he has received from numerous writers, translators and critics in Western as well as Islamic countries testifies to his stature as a world literary figure. While his reputation is primarity as a poet, Iqbal has not lacked admirers for […]

Remains of a mihrab niche in the cellar of San Juan de Dios church in Ibn Arabi′s hometown of Murcia. At the time of Ibn Arabi′s birth in 1165, it was the site of Murcia′s principal mosque

The Life and Work of Muhyi-al-din Ibn Al-Arabi

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R. W.J. AUSTIN The author of the Fusus al-Hikam or The Bezels of Wisdom was born on the twenty-seventh of Ramadan in A.H. 560, or the seventh of Au­gust, A.D. 1165, in the township of Murcia in Spain , which was ruled at the time by Muhammad b. Mardanish. His full name was Muham­mad b. […]

Muslim Historians

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Ibn Ishaq (d.768) and Ibn Hisham (d. 218/833) Early Muslim historical writing was primarily concerned with the biography of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (Sirat Rasul Allah) and the first wars of Islam (Al-Maghazi). Muhammad Ibn Ishaq related the first known biography (Sira) of the Prophet (pbuh). This work no longer exists in its original form, but […]

Ibn Sina: An Exemplary Scientist

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Ibn Sina (known as Avicenna in Latin and in the West) in his masterpiece The Canon of Medicine (United States National Library of Medicine, MS A 53) states that “Body secretions of a host organism (e.g., human being) are contaminated by tainted foreign organisms that are not visible by naked eye before the infection.” Let’s […]

Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra)

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by Abu Unaysah Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra) probably needs no introduction. He is among the senior khulafa (successors) of Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (ra.) He was appointed as Head Teacher and Shaykh al-Hadith of Darul ‘Uloom Deoband after ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri (ra) had left the post. He filled this position for approximately 28 years. […]

Jalaluddin Rumi (rahimallah)

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Born in Balkh, Afghanistan September 16, 1207 Passed Away on November 29, 1273 Influences : Shams al-Tabriz Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best-selling poet […]

Head Imam of Masjid al-Aqsa on the effort of Tabligh

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Shaykh Ali Umar Yaqoub Abbasi, the head Imam and Khateeb of Bait ul-Muqaddas [Masjid al-Aqsa, Palestine] is recently reported to have said, “Deen has spread throughout the world through Dawah and Tabligh. Because of it, we are Muslims today. Deen will prevail till Tabligh prevails and will go away if Tabligh is stopped. That is why […]

Scholars Who Spoke The Truth In All Circusmtances

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Many events in the history of Muslims indicate that the Muslim scholars changed the course of history by their influence and guidance of the ruling classes of Islam. Lets look at some of the incidents. 1. Sulaiman bin Abdul Malik and Imam Hazrat Raja Bin Haiwah. During the Umayyads, Sulaiman bin Abdul Malik (may Allah […]

Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlawi

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Syed Quṭb ad-Dīn Aḥmad Walī Allāh ibn ‘Abd ar-Raḥīm al-‘Umarī ad-Dihlawī (Arabic : قطب الدين أحمد ولي الله بن عبد الرحيم العمري الدهلوي) Dr. Iqbal, the poet of the East, has characterized the celebrated Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb as tarkashi maa raa khudangi akhareen (the last arrow in the quiver of Muslim power in India). The […]

Scholar of renown: Ibn Atiyyah

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Edited By ADIL SALAHI Abd Al-Haqq ibn Ghalib ibn Abd Al-Rahman, who was better known as Ibn Atiyyah, after his seventh grandfather, was born in 481 AH, corresponding to 1088 CE, in Granada in the Andalus, or Islamic Spain. He grew up in a scholarly family. His father was a well-known scholar of Fiqh and […]

Maulana Shaikh Muhammad Zakariyya (raheemullah)

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Maulana Shaikh Muhammad Zakariyya bin Maulana Shaikh Muhammad Yahya bin Shaikh Ismail Al Kandhlawi was born on Thursday 11th of Ramadhaan, 1315 hijri (2/2/1898), in a deeply religious and pious family. His father was known for his extensive religious knowledge. He acquired his knowledge from the Faqih (jurist) and outstanding Muhaddith (expert in hadith) of […]

Biography of Sheikh Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (rh)

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Exemplar of Islamic Living, Exponent of Islam, Defender of Islamic Identity (1914 – 31 December, 1999) During the twentieth century, Muslim India has produced great Islamic theologians, interpreters of the Quran, scholars of Hadith, Islamic jurists, historians, propagators of the faith, social reformers and educationists, but one cannot name another Islamic scholar whose concerns covered the entire spectrum […]

Imam Muslim: Great scholar of Hadith

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By ABU TARIQ HIJAZI Apr 13, 2012 02:26  Hadith is the great wealth of Islamic literature. This is the collection of pearls of wisdom from orations and actions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). There are hundreds of companions of the Prophet who preserved this knowledge through oral transmission. Later tens of scholars spent […]