History

Qurbani Requires Self-Denial

Eid ul Adha is not simply an occasion of festivity. On this Day we recall the unwavering faith, conviction and sacrifice of Nabî Ibrahim whom the Qur’ân describes in the following words: “Ibrahim was indeed a shining example of virtue, obedient to Allâh, ever inclined to Him and he was …

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Battle of Badr 17th Ramadan 2AH

  THE DECISIVE BATTLE OF BADR: The Great Expedition of Badr took place in Ramadan, 2 A.H. Allah called this battle ‘The Day of Distinguishing.’ Allah says, ‘if you believe in Allah and what We sent down on Our servant on the Day of Distinguishing, the day the two hosts …

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Ramadan in History

All praises to Allah, Lord of the worlds.  He who revealed in His Glorious Qur’an, “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who came before you that you may keep your duty to your Lord (having taqwa).” (2:185).  And may blessings and peace of …

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Change Yourself In Ramadan

Ramadan is the month of change. The whole universe changes in Ramadan. Abu Hurayrah [RA] reported that the Prophet said: “The blessed month has come to you! Allāh has made fasting obligatory upon you during it. During it, the gates to Paradise are opened, the gates of Hellfire are locked, and the …

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque Through The Ages: Part 2

http://lostislamichistory.com In Part 1 of this article, we saw the early history of the third holiest site in Islam: the al-Aqsa Mosque. From a Roman and Byzantine dumping site to a modest mosque built by ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, to a giant complex crowned by the Dome of the Rock in Umayyad …

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A Promised Land – to the Nation of Truth & Justice – Palestine/ Aqsa

Posted by: Ahmed Hammuda Abrahamic traditions recognise the centrality of Palestine. It is God’s ‘Promised Land’. It is ‘Bayt al-Maqdis’, derived from ‘qudus’, or the ‘Home of Purity’. In a hadith, it is referred to as “Allah’s chosen land, to which His best servants will be gathered”.[1] It is thus bequeathed to …

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque Through The Ages: Part 1

http://lostislamichistory.com When Prophet Muhammad ﷺ received the command from God to lead the Muslim community in five daily prayers, their prayers were directed towards the holy city of Jerusalem. For Muslims, the city of Jerusalem is an important site. As the home of numerous prophets of Islam such as Dawud (David), Sulayman (Solomon), …

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50 Virtues of Masjid al-Aqsa Every Muslim Should Know

by: Amin Habib All praise is for Allāh, and salutations and peace be upon the Messenger of Allāh, upon his family, companions, and whoever follows his guidance. Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is one of the most significant sites of Islām on the face of this Earth with some of its merits unique to …

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History of Al Aqsa – The Third Haram of Islam

Masjid Al-Aqsa has always been dear to the hearts of Muslims, but how much do we know about Islam’s third holiest site and its history? The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised: “None of you is a true believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” …

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