Few people have not heard of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, but the fame of his poetry in the West has only existed since 1839, when Edward Fitzgerald published an English translation of Khayyam’s Rubaiyat (“Quatrains”). It has since become a classic of world literature, and is largely responsible for influencing European ideas about Persian
Mary was someone who had humility and modesty in her heart, as expressed in her relationship with God. It can be argued that no era of history has witnessed the widespread exposure to illicit images and lewd behavior on a global scale as the current times we live in. From the easy access of internet
Mary sacrificed giving her whole self to the service of God, and being a sign for His religion. When we think about Mary, how often do we associate her role with the da`wah to Islam? Do we realize how much she cared about her people being receptive to guidance, coming to the truth? Do we
This article examines Mary's unique personality and the kind of relationship she had with God
We see in the life of Mary the pinnacle of motherhood and womanhood.
Aisha bint Abu Bakar (R.A.), the third and youngest wife of the Prophet Muhamad ﷺ, comes on the top of the list amongst the other Ummahatul Mu’mineen of the Prophet ﷺ, in terms of spreading the messages and teachings of Islam after the Prophet ﷺ for more or less 44 years. Setting an exemplary model
A biography of the noble ruler Nour-ud-Din Zangi, his sublime achievement in uniting Muslims and liberating their occupied lands.
What were the special characteristics these illustrious and best women had and how can we follow in their footsteps?
At Shaykhan, halfway between Madinah and Mount Uhud, the 1,000-strong Muslim army led by Prophet Muhammad stopped. The sun had begun to sink beneath the horizon. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) alighted from his horse, As-Sakb. He was fully dressed for battle. A turban was wound around his helmet. He wore a
The best women are those who attain the Paradise of delights. The women of Paradise are of different grades, and the leaders of the women of Paradise are Khadijah, Fatimah, Maryam (Mary), and Aasiyah. Imam Ahmad reported with an authentic chain of narration that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) drew four
Introducing Abu Hurairah, an important companion who helped preserved and transmitted the valuable legacy of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)
Abu Nasr Mohammad Ibn al-Farakh Al-Farabi was born to a noble family in the small village of Wasij, in the province of Farab in Turkestan, in 872 AD (259 AH).
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ successful achievement of the first manned, controlled, powered flight, David Tschanz reports on Ibn Firnas’ first glider flight some 1100 years ago. When did man first fly? About 1100 years ago, if somewhat sketchy accounts are true. It was then that the first, albeit short,
A brief biography of one of the leading Islamic scholars of the present time, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, his da'wah endeavors, approaches and works.
The biography of one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, Abdullah ibn Salam, a former Jewish Rabbi.
Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (164-241 AH) was one of those rightly guided imams who lived in the earlier Hijri centuries.
A brief biography of Abdullah bn Abbas, one of the young companions of the Prophet (SAW) and one of the best narrators of Hadith.
A biography of Imam Al-Bukhari, his early years, his interest in hadith and remarkable memory, and the story of Sahih al-Bukhari
This article entails Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, and how he righteously deserved to be called the fifth caliph.
The detailed story of the creation of Adam, his purpose in this life and his qualities from Qur'an.
Prophet Muhammad’s life was an outstanding example of humility and simplicity.
In Arabic the word prophet (nabi) is derived from the word naba’ which means news.
This is someone who is famous sometimes for the wrong reasons. It is Bilal ibn Rabah, the chief Mua'dhin.
The article shows the series of persecutions against Muslims in Makkah, and how the whole thing started.
How wonderful was the life of Abdur-Rahman, known most commonly as Abu Hurairah.
How `Umar practiced social equality was demonstrated when he entered Jerusalem as a liberator.
Zayd ibn Thabit became an official interpreter and translator for the Prophet and the scribes.
Ja`far had a very close resemblance to the Prophet, and stayed with his uncle Al-`Abbas until he was a young man.
History testifies to the unprecedented deeds done by Umar ibn Al-Khattab, from the time he embraced Islam and throughout his life.
The moral and religious lessons from the eventful story of Ibrahim and Ismail and their struggles in protecting and guarding their faith
The story of Lady Hajar and her desperate search for water for her infant Isma`il when they were left in the desert by Prophet Ibrahim
One of the objectives of Qur'anic stories is to infuse Muslims with a spirit of endurance and to raise their morale.
Suhaib Ar-Rumi performed the hijrah (migration to Madinah) and sacrificed his personal wealth. His intention was not hyped to the public.
the Prophet (Pbuh) chose Mus`ab to be his "ambassador" to Yathrib to teach a small group of believers who had come to pledge allegiance to Islam.
The strict honesty of the Prophet was one of the characteristics that led Salman to believe in him and accept Islam.
Asma’ bint Abi Bakr belonged to a distinguished Muslim family. Her father, Abu Bakr, was a close friend of the Prophet and the first caliph.
Al-Bara' ibn Malik Al-Ansari, the brother of Anas ibn Malik, the personal aide of the Prophet (Pbuh). He was a brave and courageous hero.
The Prophet (Pbuh) stayed in Abu Ayyub's house for almost seven months from the period he entered Madinah until his mosque was completed
In Madinah, Fatimah lived with her father in the simple dwelling he had built beside the mosque, but later married to Ali ibn Abi Talib.
Umm Salamah! What an eventful life she had! Her real name was Hind. She was the daughter of one of the notables in the Makhzum clan.
Fatimah was one of the youngest members of the clan of Hashim, during the Meccan boycott of Hashemites and the Muslims in Makkah.
The greatness of Khadijah vividly showed in its best form from the time her husband was commissioned as a Prophet until she died.
Ibn Mas`ud received a unique kind of training in the household of the Prophet. "He was the closest to the Prophet in character."
Abdullah's heart was enthusiastic and his mind was pure and uncluttered, so he was able to commit the Prophet's words to memory
Abu `Ubaydah is one of the ten Companions who were given the glad tidings of entering Paradise.
Abdur-Rahman accepted Islam only two days after Abu Bakr as-Siddiq before the Prophet entered the house of al-Arqam.
Maymunah was one of the Prophet's wives and a very devout woman, of whom `A'ishah said, "By Allah, she was one of the most pious".
She was a unique and distinguished personality and a great model. She lives in the hearts of Muslims like a brilliant torch.
Abu Bakr was known for his good, upright nature, honest and truthful. This manner won him the friendship of young Muhammad (pbuh)
The biography of `Uthman ibn `Affan, one of the close Companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
The biography of `Uthman ibn `Affan and his struggles in the path of Allah