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 (swt) helps us prepare for the blessed month by sending upon us two others of particular importance, namely Rajab and Shaban. A time to gain extra reward and mentally prepare ourselves for Ramadan, such months also serve as an inspiration when one looks 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

The first ambassador of Islam – Mus’ab ibn Umayr

By Umm Mohammed   “Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death]”. Surah Al Ahzab 23     Amongst all the noble and poignant accounts of the Sahaba, for all their nobility, justice and sacrifice; there is one that stands alone. It is a biography that inspires the deepest love … Continue reading The first ambassador of Islam – Mus’ab ibn Umayr

#3rdMarch1924 – Know your history

“We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of the Muslims. The situation now is that Turkey is dead and will never rise again, because we have destroyed its moral strength, the Caliphate and Islam.” Lord Curzon, British Foreign Secretary (1919-1924), House of Commons To some, the 3rd of March passes every year as a day like … Continue reading #3rdMarch1924 – Know your history