Source: NUST Blog | Author: Hamza Khalid
Mariam Al-Astrulabi was a Muslim scientist born in Syria in the 10th century who is famous for developing Astrolabes, navigational devices used to locate and predict the position of the sun, stars etc. and the determining of latitudes using local time and vice versa.
Mariam Al-Astrulabi’s father Read More
Source: The Ideal Muslim Man
When it comes to examples of manliness from the lives of the sahabah, Abdul Rahman ibn Awf stands out from the crowd. He converted to Islam at its very dawn; at one point, he constituted one of eight Muslim men in the entire world. He endured Read More
Source: Khaleej Times | Author: Khwaja Mohammed Zubair
"And indeed Allah assisted you at Badr when you were weak, so be careful (to your duty) to Allah so that you may be of the thankful ones. When you said to the believers ‘Does it not suffice that your Lord should assist you Read More
We are speaking today about a highly distinguished woman whose sons are identified by her instead of the normal identification by their father. Afraa’ belonged to Madinah where she married Al-Harith ibn Rifa’ah from the Najjar clan of the Khazraj. She gave him three sons: Mu'adh, Mu’awwidh and Awf. Read More
Located close to the historic Masjid Quba, in Madinah, is the land on which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) planted three hundred date palms to free Salman Farsi (may Allah be pleased with him) from slavery. Known as the garden of Salman Farisi, the garden Read More
Ibn Kathir narrated, on the authority of Ibn al-Jawzi:
"There was an unfortunate man from the Mujahidin who were fighting in the lands of the Romans. So, when the Muslims were in one of their expeditions and surrounding a land of the lands of the Romans, he looked to a woman of the Read More
Think of the origins of that staple of modern life, the cup of coffee, and Italy often springs to mind.
But in fact, Yemen is where the ubiquitous brew has its true origins.
Along with the first university, and even the toothbrush, it is among surprising Muslim inventions that have shaped the Read More
Umar ibn al-Kattab (RA), the head of the rapidly expanding Muslim State went to bed early just after the Salat al-Isha. He wanted to have a rest and feel refreshed for his nightly tour of inspection of the capital city which he often did incognito. Before he could/all asleep however, Read More
Source: ThoughtCo. | Author: Robert McNamara
A British incursion into Afghanistan ended in disaster in 1842 when an entire British army, while retreating back to India, was massacred. Only a single survivor made it back to British-held territory. It was assumed the Afghans let him live to tell the story of what Read More
100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the Ottoman Empire, which was a large and diverse empire located in the Middle East. Today, a map of the Arab world looks like a very complex jigsaw puzzle. A complex and intricate course of events in the 1910s brought about the Read More