Category Archives: Biography

Blurb – Tabari by Ulrika Martensson


Medieval historian AL-TABARI (c.828-923 CE) was a brilliant scholar of ‘Abbasid Baghdad who wrote extensively in all fields of the Islamic science of his day: historiography, scriptural interpretation and jurisprudence. His massive “History of the Messengers and Kings” is the primary source for the information that we have about Sasanian Persia and the first three centuries of Islam. As well as being a historical record of outstanding importance, it is also of the greatest interest for what it says about the principles of good Islamic governance. Continue reading Blurb – Tabari by Ulrika Martensson

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Blurb – Bukhari by Ghassan Abdul-Jabbar


BUKHARI (d. 256/869) is famed throughout the Islamic world as the greatest practitioner in the field of hadith —textual reports of what the Prophet said, did or approved. Bukhari’s magnum opus, the Sahih, is, after the Qur’an, the most widely revered book in Islam. It is a compilation of the soundest of sound hadiths. The Prophet’s way (Sunna) is understood by Muslims as embodying both the ideal and practical reality of what the Qur’an enjoins. Accordingly, much of the edifice of rules and norms of the Islamic way of life is constructed around the hadith. Continue reading Blurb – Bukhari by Ghassan Abdul-Jabbar

Muhammad (SAW) – His Life Based on The Earliest Sources


Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

Muhammad – His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, the highly acclaimed biography of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him, by the late Martin Lings is now available from Islamopedia Books at a discounted price £16.99 (RRP £18.99). Get your copy now!

Other titles back in stock include Al-Wasiyyah of Imam Al-Maqdisi and Bidayat as-Sul fi Tafdil ar-Rasul of Imam Izz ibn Abd As-Salam

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Charles Hasan Le Gai Eaton 1921 – 2010


Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

I have just come to know of the death of Shaykh Hasan Le Gai Eaton. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’oun. May Allah grant him solace in the grave and Janna in the hereafter.

Here is a list some of his works:

Please remember him and his family in your Duas.

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Imam Al-A’zam Abu Hanifa [RA] (80H to 150H)


 

Imam Al-A’zam Abu Hanifa [RA] (80H to 150H)

 

 

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

The following are my notes from the English translation of the book ‘Sirat-I-Nu’man’ by Allama Sibli Nu’mani.

The notes are purely mine and my own understanding of his book. Any mistakes in the notes are also mine and not the author of the book.

I hope these notes will serve as a brief bullet point outline of Imam Abu Hanifa’s life and works based on the above book.

Please keep us in your Duas.

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Maryam Bint Bwayba (May Allah Bless Her Soul)


Salam,

Please pray for the wife of Shaykh Murabit Al-Hajj, Maryam Bint Bwayba, who  passed away last Sunday. The following is an article by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf about his journey to Mauritania and his encounter with this ‘mother of the believers’:

“During my time there, I came to know Maryam as this noble and joyful woman, especially her nurturing nature. At one point, I became severely ill from the endemic malarial fevers in Mauritania, and Maryam took motherly care of me. One day I remarked that I was used to eating vegetables and that their diet of milk and couscous, with some cooked dried meat, was hard on me. Maryam immediately began giving me dates everyday before the meal and also asked some of the Harateen to plant carrots for me. Soon, she began preparing small cooked carrots and serving them with my meals.”

Read more at:  http://www.zaytuna.org/articleDetails.asp?articleID=124

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Islamopedia Books – New Title Added ‘The Legacy: A Spiritual Journey to God’


‘The Legacy – A Spiritual Journey to God’ is a biographical work on Islamic scholars including their sayings, advices and sanads. It includes notes on The Four Companions, The Four Imams, and Scholars from our heritage such as Hasan Al Basri, Junayd Al Baghdadi, Imam Al Nawawi and many others. Continue reading Islamopedia Books – New Title Added ‘The Legacy: A Spiritual Journey to God’