23 Mar 2017

The Biography of Shaykh Muhammad bin Muhammad Saghir Akur

His Name and Lineage: He is the dignified Shaykh, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ṣaghīr ibn Mūsá ibn Aḥmad ibn Jammah ibn Aḥmad Aāl ʿAkūr Humdī. His Birth: Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ṣaghīr ʿAkūr was born in 1362AH inRead more..

04 Mar 2017

Biography of Imam Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri [d.124 AH]

His Name and Lineage: He is Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Muslim ibn ʿUbaydullāh ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Shihāb ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Hārith ibn Zuhrah ibn Kilāb ibn Murrah ibn Kaʿb ibnRead more..

08 Feb 2017

The Islam of Yahya ibn Aktham and the Preservation of the Quran

Yaḥyá ibn Aktham reported; “At a time when al-Mamūn was a prince, a Jewish man entered one of his gatherings. He was well-dressed, handsome looking with a profound aroma, and when heRead more..

11 Nov 2016

Biography of Imam as-Siybawayhi – The Imam of Arabic Grammar [d.180 AH]

His Name and Upbringing: His name was Abū Bishr ʿAmr ibn ʿUthmān ibn Qanbar, the Leader of Arabic Grammar and the Proof (al-Ḥujja) of the Arabs. He was an Iranian living inRead more..

01 Oct 2016

Biography of Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di [d.1376 AH]

His Name and Upbringing: His name is Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir ibn ‘Abdillāh ibn Nāṣir al-Sa’dī from al-Sa’dī, the Shaykh, descended of the Tamīm tribe. He was bornRead more..

01 Sep 2016

Shaykh Zayd ibn Muhammad al-Madkhali [D. 1436 AH]

His Name, Lineage and Agnomen: He is the illustrious scholar, the expert in Islamic jurisprudence, the remnant of the salaf, our shaykh, Abū Muḥammad Zayd ibn Muḥammed ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī of the renowned al-MadākhilahRead more..

29 Aug 2016

The Biography of Shaykh Muhammad Aman al-Jami [D. 1416 AH]

Name and Date of Birth: He is Muḥammad Amān ibn ʿAlī Jāmī and he was also referred to as Abū Aḥmad. He was born in the year d. 1349 AH [1930 Gregorian calendar]Read more..

29 Aug 2016

The History behind the Two Athans on Friday – Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan

Questioner: With regards to the first ʾathān of the Friday prayer, is the ʾathān repeated after the muʾathin? Shaykh Sāliḥ ibn al-Fawzān: The [first] ʾathān is Islamically legislated because it isRead more..

29 Aug 2016

How the Qadariyyah Came into Existence – Shaykh Muhammad al-Jami

Shaykh Muḥammad al-Jāmī explains in his ‘Islamic Creed and Its History‘  (ʿAqīdah al-Islamīyah wa Tārikhuhā); The sects that appeared during the time of the Companions, may Allāh be pleased with them, isRead more..

29 Aug 2016

The Biography of Shaykh Muhammad Taqi al-Din al-Hilali al-Maghribi [D. 1407 AH]

His Name and Lineage: He is the prominent scholar of ḥadīth, famous linguist, distinguished writer, prodigious poet and the well-travelled man from Morocco, the Salafī Shaykh Dr. Muḥammad at-Taqī better knownRead more..