Places to Visit in Makkah – Mualla Cemetary


Jannat Al Mu’alla Cemetary

This is the famous grave yard in Makkah not to too far from Masjid Al Haram. Many of the Companions, their followers, scholars and the righteous are buried in this graveyard. One of the most famous graves is that of Lady Khadijah (the wife of the Prophet [SAW]). Continue reading Places to Visit in Makkah – Mualla Cemetary

Gems & Stars in the UK: Shaykha Safia Shahid


Shaykha Safia Shahid (May Allah preserve her)

Source: http://safiashahid.wordpress.com/about/

Born and raised in Glasgow, UK, Shaykha Safia Shahid travelled to Syria in 2003 to study sacred knowledge. She remained there for five years, studying Arabic at the University of Damascus and the Abu Nour Institute. Continue reading Gems & Stars in the UK: Shaykha Safia Shahid

Gems & Stars in the UK: Professor Tariq Ramadan


Professor Tariq Ramadan (Hafizahullah)

Main Source: http://tariqramadan.com/english/biography/

Professor Tariq Ramadan was born in Geneva, Switzerland in August 1962. He is the son of Sa’id Ramadan and Wafa Al-Bana, who was the eldest daughter of Hassan al Banna, who in 1928 founded the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Gamal al-Banna, the liberal Muslim reformer is his great-uncle. His father was a prominent figure in the Muslim Brotherhood and was exiled by Gamal Abdul Nasser from Egypt to Switzerland, where Tariq was born. Continue reading Gems & Stars in the UK: Professor Tariq Ramadan