History

Life Of Imam Al-Bukhari

Studying about the early generation of scholars is essential because through their actions and deeds, they represent a practical manifestation of Islam. Studying about hadith scholars like Imam al-Bukhari in particular is important to be able to fully appreciate their contribution to Islam and to know the men through whom Allah preserved His religion.  Imam …

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Sheikh Jarrah: Story Behind The Name

Sheikh Jarrah is named after the doctor of Salahuddin Al-Ayyoubi. Hussam al-Din al-Jarrahi, who lived in the 12th century, was an emir and the personal physician to the military leader who liberated Jerusalem from the Crusaders. Sheikh Jarrah was originally a village named after Sheikh Hussam received the title Jarrah (جراح), meaning “healer” or “surgeon” …

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History of Islam in China

Mosques in China

Islam Arrives During the Caliphate of Uthman Islam came to China within a few decades after the death of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. According to legendary accounts of Chinese Muslims, the Sahabi, Saʽd ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه was sent to China during the caliphate of Uthman ibn Affan رضي الله عنه. Secular historians dispute …

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The Battle of Talas – Between the Abbasids and the Chinese

map of the battle of talas

The Battle of Talas determined which of the two civilizations, the Chinese or the Muslim, would predominate in Central Asia. It led to the spread of Islam in the region and introduction of Chinese paper-making technology in the Islamic world. This battle has been covered in both Chinese and Arabic sources. The renowned Muslim historian …

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BATTLE FOR ISFAHAN: The victory that led to the full conquest of Persia

The Muslim conquest of Persia happened over several years. In this short summary from Imam Al-Tabari’s Tarikh (History), we look at a critical victory that eventually led to the fall of the Sassanid empire of Persia. Al-Mughirah, after praising Allah, said, “We Arabs used to eat corpses and carrion; people used to trample us under …

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From Hinduism to Islamic scholar: Shaikh Ziya’s great work in Hadith

SHAIKH Muhammad Ziya al-Rahman al-A’zami, an outstanding Hadith scholar, passed away in Al-Madinah on July 31, 2020, the Day of Arafah 1441H, at the age of 77 and was buried in Al-Baqi. The shaikh has an inspiring story of embracing Islam and making remarkable contribution to Islamic sciences. Born as a Brahmin in northern India, …

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Who Is The Best After The Prophets?

Who Is The Best After The Prophets?

ALLAH chose Muhammad ﷺ from among the children of Adam to send to all of mankind. Allah, The Most High, revealed the most perfect, sound and suitable religion for the creation through him.