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Personalities in Islam

The Muslim Who Was China’s Greatest Explorer – Zheng He

Source : / 28 May 2013

When people think of great explorers, they think of the usual names: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Evliya Çelebi, Christopher Columbus, etc. But not many know of one of the most interesting and influential of all time. In China, he is well known, although not always recognized or glorified. He is Zheng He, the Muslim who became China’s greatest admiral, explorer, and diplomat.


Imam Abu Bakr Al-Bayhaqi

By / 20 May 2013

Imam Al-Haramayn Al-Juwayni (rahmatullah ‘alayh) said of Imam Al-Bayhaqi:

ما من فقيه شافعي إلا و للشافعي علي همنة إلا أبا بكر البيهقي، فإن المنة له على الشافعي لتصانيفه فينصرة مذهبه و أقاويله

“There is no Shafi`i [faqih] except he owes a huge debt to Ash-Shafi`i, except Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi, to who al-Shafi`i owes a huge debt  for his works which imposed al-Shafi`i’s school and his sayings.”


The man who traveled for 30 years

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 18 May 2013

Shamsuddin Mohammed, “Ibn Battuta”, the great Muslim adventurer of Morocco, was born on 17th of Rajab 703 AH (corresponding to Feb. 24, 1304) to an educated family in Tangier.


Caliph Abdülhamid II

Source : / 3 May 2013

Throughout Islamic history, one of the uniting aspects of the Muslim world was the caliphate. After the death of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, his close companion, Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), was elected as the first khalifah, or caliph, of the Muslim community. His job as leader combined political power over the Muslim state as well as spiritual guidance for Muslims. It became a hereditary position, occupied at first by the Umayyad family, and later by the Abbasids. In 1517, the caliphate was transferred to the Ottoman family, who ruled the largest and most powerful empire in the world in the 1500s.


Amr ibn al-Jamuh

Source : / 23 Apr 2013

Amr ibn al-Jamuh was one of the leading men in Yathrib in the days of Jahiliyyah. He was the chief of the Banu Salamah and was known to be one of the most generous and valiant persons in the city.


Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall in service of Islam

Source : IslamiCity / 4 Apr 2013

Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall [1875 - 1936] was a British Muslim who is best remembered as one of the earliest  translators of the  Holy Quran in English. His translation was first published in 1930.


Salahuddeen - the vanquisher of the Crusaders

Source : / 30 Mar 2013

He was one of the Muslim heroes who lived in the sixth Hijri century (the twelfth Gregorian century).

He managed to unite the Islamic nation and put Egypt, Levant, and Iraq under his reign in one of the greatest Islamic eras.


Honorable Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

Honorable Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

Renowned scholar, ustaz, murshid of Shazily and Naqshbandi tariqahs, honourable Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi was born in 1937 in the Dagestani village of Chirkey in the family of 'Abdu Rahman.

It was time when dark clouds gathered over Islam and Muslims, for the enemies of Islam killed thousands of Islamic scholars (may Allah be pleased with them) including such well-known scholars like Shaykh Hasan Hilmi Afandi and Shaykh Muhammad Afandi Ya'subi. In this difficult period by the grace of Allah, a boy was born in the village of Chirkey.  More >>


Asma' bint Abu Bakr As-Siddiq

By Dar-us-Salam / 22 Mar 2013

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

"You will be bestowed two waist collars in exchange of one."

She was related to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) it by his marriage to her sister 'A'ishah, her father, Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, was the close Companion and trusted friend of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).


Talha Ibn Obaidullah (ra)

By Kamran Shahid Ansari / 20 Mar 2013

Talha Ibn Obaidullah (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the early reverts to Islam and among the ten blessed with the glad tidings of Paradise by the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be to him). He was a wealthy businessman and used to travel to different places for trade and commerce. It was during one of his trips to Syria that he met a Christian monk who informed him about the coming of the last prophet, who according to the scriptures, would appear in the land of Arabia.


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