19 May 2023

Ibn Fadlan’s Account of the Vikings

In the year 267H, Ibn Fadlan, an ambassador for the Caliph of Baghdad was dispatched on a diplomatic mission. Along the way, he encountered some Vikings. It is the earliestRead more..

27 Apr 2023

Malcolm X and his Salafi Mentor in Harlem, New York

Aḥmad Usmān, who meticulously planned Malcolm X’s Hajj emphasised the role of the Black Saudis Malcolm met – Muḥammad Surūr Sabbān, a poet, politician, and Saudi Arabia’s second Minister ofRead more..

05 Mar 2023

The Scholar Who Started His Studies After His Teens

In ‘Siyār Aʿlām al-Nubalá’ (13/547), al-Dhahabī narrated that Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdullāh ibn Muḥammad – said: “Ibn Hazm related to me the reason he began studying Fiqh.  He was once at aRead more..

30 Jun 2020

They Claim the Companions al-Husayn and Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr Rebelled

They Claim the Companions al-Husayn and Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr Rebelled   Shaykh Rabī’ bin Hādī, al-Madkhalī said: As for using the claim that some of the companions rebelled, then weRead more..

09 Jun 2020

Exonerating the two Hafizs – an-Nawawi & al-ʿAsqalani – from the beliefs of the Ashʿaris

A Clarification Exonerating the two Ḥāfiẓs – an-Nawawī & al-ʿAsqalānī – from the beliefs of the Ashʿarīs Shaykh ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-ʿAbbād al-Badr wrote this article to evidently highlight the falseRead more..

09 Nov 2017

Is Aisha Invited too? The Prophets Treatment and Care of His Wife – Imam an-Nawawi

Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ had a Persian neighbour who could prepare a good soup. One day he cooked soup for the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and cameRead more..

02 Nov 2017

Before his time, Moroccans were upon the creed of the Salaf – Shaykh Taqi ad-Din al-Hilali

Shaykh Muḥammad Taqī ad-Dīn al-Hilālī: After I settled down in Tétouan (a city in northern Morocco), I established a monthly magazine titled The Arabic Tongue within it I published articles clarifying the falsehood ofRead more..

25 Sep 2017

And This Continues to be the Way of Egyptian Women Until this Day – Ibn Kathir

After mentioning the drowning of Phirʿoan Ibn Kathīr (d. 774h) says; The king (Phirʿoan) along with his entourage, generals and soldiers were destroyed and none remained in Egypt except the generalRead more..

19 Sep 2017

This is Shaykh Rabi – Shaykh Ali ibn Yahya al-Hadadi

All praise belongs to Allāh ﷻ and peace and salutations are sent upon the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ, his Household, his Companions and whomsoever follows him, to proceed; Whilst itRead more..

09 Jul 2017

Fayruz al-Daylami, the Persian Companion

He was referred to as Abū ʿAbdillāh Fayrūz al-Daylamī, a descendant of the Persians who were sent by Khusraw to the Yemen, conquered it, and drove out the Abyssinians. According to ʿAbdRead more..