Biographies

Hazrat Shah Jalal…Liberator and Unifying Figure

Hadrat Shah Jalal al-Mujarrad al-Yamani (Allah have mercy on him) {Verily the friends of Allah will not have fear nor will they grieve [TMQ 10:62]} *** One of the great blessings of this noble Ummah is that Allah (swt) has given her innumerable men and women of piety and outstanding example. In every generation and … Continue reading

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Fatima al-Fihri Founder of the Qarawiyyin

Fatima bint Muhammad al-Fihri (Umm al-Banin) Brief Biography: Born c. 800 – died 266/880 – established the Qrawiyyin Mosque – empowerment, sacrifice and piety Fatima (given the agnomen ‘Mother of the Children’) was born in Tunisia into an extremely wealthy family (some claim royalty) that had high piety and social nobility. Her father Muhammad b. … Continue reading

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Umar Ibn Abd al-Aziz_entry

The Caliph ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-‘Azīz (61-101 AH)[1] عمر بن عبد العزيز: ابن حجر العسقلاني S. Z. C. Winter 2003.  Number: 4940. ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-Azīz b. Marwān b. al-H{akam b. Abī al-‘Ās} al-Umawī. ‘Leader of the Believers’ (amīr al-mu’minīn). His mother is Umm ‘Ās}im bint ‘Ās}im b. ‘Umar b. al-Khat}t}āb. He was governor of … Continue reading

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Mus`ab ibn `Umayr (Allah be pleased with him)

Mus`ab b. `Umayr (May Allah be pleased with him) ~ Lives of the Companions Series ~  1. His name and family: “…Mus`ab b. `Umayr b. Hashim b. `Abd al-Manaf b. `Abd al-Dar b. Qusayy [b. Kilab b. Murra][1] al-Qurashi al-`Abdariyy…”[2] … مصعب بن عمير بن هاشم بن عبد المناف بن عبد الدار بن قصي قصي … Continue reading

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Imam Izz ibn Abd al-Salam_accounting the rulers

HEROES OF ISLAM: Sultan al-`Ulama’ al-`Izz Ibn `Abd al-Salam_Jurist and Politician  Basic Points: One of the greatest Shafi`ite scholars of this umma. Spent most of his life fighting theological bid`a in his time. Accounted the rulers wherever he was. Was under house arrest and exiled.  Implications:  Contemporary relevance to any da`wa carrier: To never compromise on … Continue reading

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Imam al-Awza`i and Accounting Rulers

HEROES OF ISLAM: Imam al-Awza`i (d 177/774) – Exemplar in Accounting the Rulers  Muslims have a duty of accounting the ruler. This is an Islamic requirement. Many hadith-texts establish this such as: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: أفضل الجهاد كلمة عدل عند سلطان جائر – أو أمير جائر “The best form of Jihad is … Continue reading