Category Archives: Biography

A Glimpse at an-Nawawi

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…It is known that he is from the most knowledgeable of scholars in the history of Islam. I mean, if you were to take the ten most notable scholars of the Muslims throughout history, … Continue reading

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al Baghdaadee

Knowing the Scholars: Abu ‘Ubayd al Qaasim ibn Salaam al Baghdaadee Full name: Abu ‘Ubayd al Qaasim ibn Salaam al Baghdaadee An Imaam in language, Fiqh, Hadeeth, Qira-aat and History. He was born in Hiraat, his father was a European … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hammoud bin Abdullah bin Uqla (rh)

Sheikh Hammoud bin Abdullah bin Uqla (rh): Biography Source: ClearGuidance.com Praise be to Allah, we praise Him, we seek Help, we seek His forgiveness, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whosoever … Continue reading

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A Short Bio of ‘Ibn Hajar al-’Asqalaanee

A Short Bio of ‘Ibn Hajar al-’Asqalaanee He is ‘Abu Fadhl ‘Ahmad bin ‘Alee bin Hajar al-’Asqalaanee ash-Shaafi’ee. He was born in Egypt in 773H, and he died in 852H. He grew up poor given that his father died when … Continue reading

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I saw the Shaykh (al-Nawawi)

Shaykh Yaseen al-Murraakshi: “I saw the Shaykh (al-Nawawi) in Nawa when he was 10 years old and the children used to force him to play with them. He would flee from them and cry because of their persistence and he … Continue reading

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Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi – the Man behind the Armour

He defied the odds in an era of darkness. He set aside the criticism of those who called him crazy for wanting to do the seemingly impossible: uniting the Ummah, standing up to the Crusaders, and returning honor where it … Continue reading

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Some Merits of Imam Ahmad

Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah quotes in al-Istiqaamah (pp.85-86): That when Abdul-Qaadir al-Jeelaanee was asked: `Has there ever been one who was a Walee of Allaah who was upon other than the Aqeedah of Ahmad bin Hanbal?` He replied: `That has not … Continue reading

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Rejoice, O Imam of the Sunnah!

It’s known that Allah `azza wa jall chooses from amongst Mankind those whom He wishes in order that they may carry out certain tasks. He chooses people and then He strengthens them, prepares them and builds their character, inner power … Continue reading

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The Story of Alqamah‏

The Story of Alqamah At the time of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam), there was a young man named Alqamah. He was very diligent in obeying Allah by engaging in prayer and fasting and spending in charity. Then one day, … Continue reading

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