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Tragedy of Karbala & Martyrdom of Imam Al-Hussain

Tragedy of Karbala & Martyrdom of Imam Al-Hussain

What exactly happened at Karbala? What are the lessons Muslims have not learned from this tragic event? Can people on both side have a dialogue? Or must the bloodshed among Muslims continue?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 04:20

Makkah Goes Muslim: Causes & Morals

Makkah Goes Muslim: Causes & Morals
Violating their peace treaty with Prophet Muhammad, the Quraysh provided valid reason for Muslims to get their hands on Makkah. ... More
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014 08:19

Omar ibn Abdul Aziz: The Rightly Guided Caliph

Omar ibn Abdul Aziz: The Rightly Guided Caliph
If you choose to select someone else as the Caliph, I will immediately step aside and will support your decision. Omar returned all his wealth to the public treasury, his palaces, estates, horses, etc
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 07:11

The Origins of Shi’ism (Part 2)

The Origins of Shi’ism (Part 2)
Even on his deathbed, Ali explicitly acknowledged that there was no divine will relating to Muslim leadership. He also accepted the legitimacy of Abu Bakr’s caliphate...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:30

The Origins of Shi’ism (Part 1)

The Origins of Shi’ism (Part 1)
Following the demise of Prophet Muhammad, there was no Shi’ism and Shi’i Islam or Sunnism and Sunni Islam. The two concepts were the products of subsequent times and subsequent generations...
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 03:55

Abu Hanifah: The Jurist of His Age

Abu Hanifah: The Jurist of His Age
When it came to Islamic legal knowledge, people were asleep until Abu Hanifah woke them up. He was a generous host and a hospitable companion. His students were drawn to his kindness and knowledge...
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014 07:07

A Refreshing Look at the Seerah (Part 2)

A Refreshing Look at the Seerah (Part 2)
Muhammad devoted much of his time to contemplation. Often he climbed to a small cave among the rocks of Mount Noor called Hira’, just north of Makkah, to spend time in fasting and meditation...
Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 07:54

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