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Personalities in Islam

Zainuddin Makhdum – a great Islamic scholar lost in history

By Dr. Ali Akbar | 01 Dec 2012

Sheikh Zainuddin Makhdum II, author of Tuhfatul Mujahideen and Fathul Mueen, was a heroic personality in history as he had played a major role in achieving social and religious renaissance, especially in the south Indian state of Kerala.

 

Wise sayings of Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

Source : Books by Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

The one who wishes to obtain a good harvest works without rest spring and summer. Such a person achieves his goal.

The world is the tilth for the Akhirah. Plough the field for it.

The ability to be in a moderate position in everything is an art.

Again and again repentance. Do not be prideful and don’t forget to repent. No matter how great the sins may be, tauba will wash them away from one who believes in Allah and the prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.

 

'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak (118/736 - 181/797)

'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak

(118/736 - 181/797), a renowned Khorasani scholar

from Qadi 'Iyad'sTartib al-Madarik

translated by Aisha Bewley

He was the client of the Banu Tamim, then the Banu Hanifa. His kunya was Abu 'Abdu'r-Rahman.

 

Remembering the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim and his family

Source : Arab News | 22 Oct 2012

Even after 40 centuries, the message and the character of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) remains exemplary for millions of people. A proponent of monotheism, he declared the Oneness of Almighty God at a time when the whole world was submerged into darkness of polytheism. In this backdrop, he heralded his determination to turn his face to the Almighty God, the One Who is the Creator of the universe.

 

The Miraculous Cow

A short story about how the Almighty ordered the children of Israel to slaughter a cow.

Among the children of Israel there was a rich man named Amil. This man’s only heir was his poor cousin. One day, the rich man was found dead. There were many speculations regarding the motive of the murder. According to one legend, the rich man was killed by his cousin. The relatives of Amil started searching for the murderer. The village became all messed up but they still could not trace the murderer. According to another legend, the murderer left the body out in the wilderness between two villages trying to get rid of the evidence.

 

Ibn al-Haytham – The First Scientist

When learning about the Muslim scholars of the past, it is easy to be amazed by their brilliance, accomplishments, and contributions to the modern world. Each provided a lasting legacy that changed the world in their time and today. One scientist in particular stands far above the rest. He is Ibn al-Haytham, the great polymath who lived from 965 to 1040.

 

Umar bin Abdul Aziz: A great Muslim ruler

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 07 Sept 2012

There are a few rulers in the world who have left indelible impressions in history. Caliph Umar bin Abdul Aziz tops that list. He is considered one of the finest rulers in Muslim history, second only to the four rightly guided caliphs — Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali (RA). In fact, in some circles, he is affectionately referred to as the fifth and the last caliph of Islam.

 

Hassan Al-Basri, a beacon of knowledge

Hassan Al-Basri (21-110 A.H.) emerged as one of th e greatest theologian tutor of Basra, leader of the scholars of his time and well known for his strict and encompassing embodiment of the Sunnah. He is also famous for his immense knowledge, fearless remonstration of the authorities with power of attraction in discourse and as the adviser to Caliph Umar bin Abdul Aziz.

 

Imam Malik: A star among scholar

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 07 May 2012

Malik bin Anas, known as Imam Malik, is a prominent name in Islamic history. He was not only a great scholar of Hadith, but also a jurist after whom was founded one of the four Islamic schools of Islamic jurisprudence: the Maliki school.

 

Abu Hurairah: The narrator of Hadith

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | ArabNews | 21 Apr 2012

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "When a person dies, the opportunity of gaining more reward ends with his death except for three things: A continuous charity; knowledge by which people derive benefit and a pious son who prays to Allah for the deceased."(Muslim).

 
 

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