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..
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..
26 Apr 2017
The Making of the Islamic Dirham and Dinar – Iz ad-Din Ibn al-Athir
In this year ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwan pressed the Dinars and Dirhams and he was the first to change them in an Islamic manner and that benefited people. The reason for this innovationRead 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..