The poem which made Imam Ahmad cry

In our society, crying denotes the very opposite of masculinity. We find throughout our history, however, that tears readily fell from the eyes of Muslim men. Tears spring only from men who have soft hearts and...

The Compilation of the Qur’an

Somewhere in the back of our minds, we vaguely know that the Qur'an has been preserved impeccably, to a level unparalleled by any other scripture. However, many Muslim men don't know the exact process by which ...

The Caged Hawk at Toulon-Abdul Qadir al-Jazairi

Abdul Qadir al-Jazairi (alternatively spelled Abdelkader El Djezairi) was an Algerian scholar who led the struggle against French colonization in the mid 19th century. His consistent regard for human rights dre...

A Brief History of Hadith

Some people always love to claim that the Prophet ﷺ prohibited writing down hadith. This is absolutely and unequivocally true……..in the early stage of Islam. We have an authentic narration in Sahih Muslim where...

The Rise of Asharism

In the 3rd century AH, a man named Abul Hasan Ali ibn Ismail ibn al-Bishr, a descendant of the famous sahabi Abu Musa al-Ashari was born in Basra. This was an era when Mu’tazilism was gaining a strong foothold ...

The Rise of Mu’tazilism

The famous scholar of the tabi'een Al-Hasan al-Basri was teaching a halaqah when the topic came up of a Muslim who commits major sins. Al-Hasan said that such a person, although a sinner, is still undoubtedly a...

Book Review: If the Oceans Were Ink

Overall Rating: 5/5-Must read This is an interesting book to be sure. Written from the viewpoint of Carla Power, this is a semi-biography of Sh. Akram Nadwi. The biography genre is very popular in the Muslim c...

What I Learnt In 25 years of Marriage

“Today is our 25th wedding anniversary. So what did I learn? I learnt that a marriage is a game of give and take in which the more you give, the more you take. And that unless you give you can’t take. I lear...

Khutbah at the Conquest of Jerusalem 1187

Eight days after the conquest of Jerusalem, on the 4th of Sha’ban 583 AH, the first Jumu’ah salah in over 100 years was held in Masjid al-Aqsa. The khutbah was delivered by Qadi Muhiy ad-Deen ibn az-Zaki. The f...