Archives: Islamic history and biography

Intermarrying among Adam and Eve’s children

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wa alaikum us-salaam wa-rahmat ullaahi wa-barakaatuh All Praise be to Allaah. As long as you are confident in your heart about your belief, no such insinuations will hurt you (inshaa’ Allaah). If a doubt strikes a believer or something appears to him as a conflict between different textual sources of Shari’ah, he must believe that • Read More »

Taking the crescent as a symbol

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Praise be to Allaah. There is no basis in sharee’ah for taking the crescent or star as a symbol of the Muslims. This was not known at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), or at the time of the Khulafa’ al-Raashidoon (the first four leaders of Islam after • Read More »

Who was ‘Umar al-Khayyaam?

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Praise be to Allaah. His full name was Abu’l-Fath, ‘Umar ibn Ibraaheem al-Khayyaami al-Naysapoori. He was a poet and philosopher from among the people of Naysapoor, where he was born and died. He was born in 408 AH, in the town of Naysapoor, where he died and was buried in 517 AH, or it was • Read More »

Was Islam spread by the sword?

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Praise be to Allaah. Islam was spread by proof and evidence, in the case of those who listened to the message and responded to it. And it was spread by strength and the sword in the case of those who stubbornly resisted, until they had no choice and had to submit to the new reality. • Read More »

When did Islam start

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Praise be to Allaah. Islam began with the beginning of the Prophet’s mission, when Jibraa’eel (the Archangel Gabriel) brought down the Revelation from Allaah in Makkah (Mecca) in the Arabian Peninsula. This occurred on a Monday in the month of Ramadaan, in the fortieth year of the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings of Allaah be • Read More »

Did the Arabs know about Allaah before the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was sent?

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You should note that Arabian societies before Islam were not atheistic societies that denied the existence of Allaah, or societies that were unaware that there is a Lord, Creator and Provider. They knew that, and they still retained some traces of the religion of Ibraaheem, and they had contact with Jews and Christians. But their • Read More »

Our attitude towards Yazeed ibn Mu’aawiyah

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Praise be to Allaah. His name was Yazeed ibn Mu’aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan ibn Harb ibn Umayaah al-Umawi al-Dimashqi. Al-Dhahabi said: he was the commander of that army during the campaign against Constantinople, among which were people such as Abu Ayyoob al-Ansaari. Yazeed was appointed by his father as his heir, so he took power • Read More »

The Prophet of Allaah Yahyaa

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Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “(It was said to his son): ‘O Yahyaa (John)! Hold fast the Scripture [the Tawraat (Torah)]’” [Maryam 19:12 – interpretation of the meaning] This means, ‘Hold fast the Tawraat’, i.e., by taking it seriously and striving. That is to done by fist • Read More »

The number of Sulaymaan’s wives

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Praise be to Allaah.   The highest number of wives of Sulaymaan (peace be upon him) that is mentioned in the saheeh ahaadeeth is one hundred, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh (5242) from Abu Hurayrah who said: “Sulaymaan ibn Dawood (peace be upon them both) said: ‘Tonight I will go around to • Read More »

Who was al-Hallaaj?

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Praise be to Allaah.   Al-Hallaaj was al-Husayn ibn Mansoor al-Hallaaj, who was known as Abu Mugheeth, or Abu ‘Abd-Allaah. He grew up in Waasit, or it was said in Tastar, and he was connected with a group of Sufis including Sahl al-Tastari, al-Junayd, Abu’l-Hasan al-Noori and others. He traveled to many places, including Makkah • Read More »

Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab – a reformer concerning whom many malicious lies have been told

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Praise be to Allaah.   You should note that one of the ways in which Allaah deals with His chosen slaves is to test them according to the level of their faith, to show who is sincere and who is not. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Alif-Laam-Meem. [These letters are one of the miracles • Read More »

Is there anything in the Qur’aan or Sunnah about global warming?

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Praise be to Allaah. The problem of global warming is regarded as one of the most serious environmental problems of our time, concerning which experts have held many conferences and published many articles about its dire consequences. These experts attribute this rise in temperature to the accumulation of gases in the atmosphere that is caused • Read More »