Sahabah Profile: Lessons from the life of Abu Bakr

Aishah A. Abu Bakr. One of the first to join Islam; the best friend of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the father of one of the mothers of the Believers. When you delve deeper into the story of this incredible man’s life you begin to see why he was so loved by our Prophet ﷺ and how a man like him could raise daughters like Aisha … Continue reading Sahabah Profile: Lessons from the life of Abu Bakr

The evolution of the Hadith science

Marzuqa Karima Read the first of this series here: An introduction to the history of Hadith compilation As the generation of the companions drew to a close, their successors rose to carry the mantle of the prophetic tradition and continue the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad. As elucidated previously, there are two factors to consider which emerged as a result of the socio-political conditions in … Continue reading The evolution of the Hadith science

An introduction to the history of Hadith compilation

Marzuqa Karima “The Isnad (chain of transmission) is part of the religion. If it were not for the Isnad, any person would say what they wanted.” This statement of the great 8th century Khorasani scholar Abdullah Ibn Al-Mubarak is still religiously quoted verbatim by Hadith teachers and re-echoed by their students across the Muslim world. These few, but calculated words represent one of the greatest … Continue reading An introduction to the history of Hadith compilation

Reflections on events in the month of Rajab

Umm Mohammed As we get closer to Ramadan, Allah ﷻ helps us prepare for the blessed month by sending upon us two others of particular importance, namely Rajab and Sha’ban. A time to gain extra reward and mentally prepare ourselves for Ramadan, these months also serve as an inspiration when we look back at what occurred at these times in our history. When one looks … Continue reading Reflections on events in the month of Rajab

The origins of Islam in China

By Iman Amin Before proceeding to talk about our rich history in China, I want to touch on the importance of learning about our Islamic history. In the Qur’an, Allah repeatedly narrates to us stories of different nations in order for us to extract lessons from them and steer clear from the mistakes they made, like the people of ‘Aad and Thamud. He also tells … Continue reading The origins of Islam in China