eBook Category Archive: BIOGRAPHIES

The Life of ‘Abdullah Ibn al-Mubarak

The pages of our Islamic history and heritage are filled with the lives of men and women whose influence on our history can only be retold by history itself. They served as beacons of light, illuminating the path set by this Ummah’s Messenger (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), and yet they were the heroes who protected …

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Shaikh Albaanee’s Life – In His Own Words

The author, Esaam Moosaa Haadi writes: Allaah blessed me with the companionship of one of the flag-bearers of the Sunnah of this time, our Shaikh, the Allaamah, the scholar of hadith, Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaani, may Allaah, the Most High, have mercy upon him. From the rights of this Imaam upon me is that I make …

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Lofty Virtues of Ibn Taymiyyah By Umar al-Bazzar

By The Imam, the Hafidh Abu Hafs ‘Umar bin ‘Ali al-Bazzar. Translated By Abu Sabaayaa. “If I had to swear standing between the corner of the Ka’bah and the spot of Ibrahim, I would swear that I have not laid my two eyes on anyone like him, nor has he seen anyone as knowledgeable as …

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Imam Abu Hanifa

This is a study of Imam Abu Hanifa – his life, opinions and fiqh. I first address his life in order to understand his personality, psychology and thought, so that I can offer the reader a true and sound picture in which the special qualities and attributes of this Imam are revealed. Then I examine …

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The Life, Teachings and Influence of Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahaab

The Life, Teachings and Influence of Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhaab: This book is not one with a political agenda. It is meant neither to support nor to critique any contemporary regimes or policies. Indeed, the driving force behind this work is much greater and more important than that. It has to do with, first, the religion …

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‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R)

Succession to the Prophet…The murder of `Uthman and the quest for justice…The Battle of the Camel…Ahl al-Bayt…Caliphs and Imams…Moderation and extremism… This book is far more than a biography, as it discusses major issues that have their origins in the early decades of Islam, the repercussions of which are still felt today. In this book, …

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Biography Of Uthman Ibn Affan (R) – Dhun-Noorayn

In this book, Dr. As-Sallabi presents the life of the third caliph of Islam, `Uthman ibn `Affan, and highlights his great achievements, as well the issues and turmoil that he faced due to the hypocrisy movement that plagued the Muslim society. He also addresses the misrepresentations of `Uthmaan, fabricated by his enemies and detractors and …

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The Biography Of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq

From the day he embraced Islam until the day he died, Abu Bakr As-Siddique أبو بكر الصديق (Radhi Allahu Anhu – May Allah be Pleased with Him) was the ideal Muslim, surpassing all other Companions in every sphere of life. During the Prophet’s lifetime, Abu Bakr was an exemplary soldier on the battlefield; upon the …

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Collection Of Biographies Of The Companions

The Sahaabah were the companions of Prophet Muhammad (saw). They are described in glowing terms by the Prophet (saw) as the following hadith from Sahih Muslim shows: Book 30, Number 6159 Narrated Aisha: A person asked Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) as to who amongst the people were the best. He said: Of the …

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Umar Ibn Al-Khattab – His Life And Times

The second caliph of Islam, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb faced more struggles than any other Muslim leader in the early onset of Islam. His life began in a time of ignorance and ended during the Golden Age of Islam. Under his leadership, the Muslim world was witnessing some of its most notable conquests in the history …

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Umar Bin Abd Al-Aziz (R)

This book describes how Umar ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz governed the Muslims during his caliphate; among those principles were mutual consultation, justice, equality among people and honoring of freedoms. With the turn of every page, the reader will come to appreciate the fact that ‘Umar was exceptional in his Faith, distinguished in his knowledge, profoundly wise …

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The Fourth Caliph

The life of the first child to accept Islam, became 4th Khalifa. The Prophet said, ‘I am the city of knowledge, & ‘Ali is its gate.’ Renowned for his wisdom & ability to judge with equity, he married Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The Third Caliph

He put all his wealth to Islam, spent most of his resources to the needs of poor Muslims. He married Rukayah, the Prophet’s daughter. After she died, he married her sister Um Kulthum.; at that time they called him Dhun Nurain, Man with the Two Lights.”

The Second Caliph

He was from the nobles of the tribe of the Quraish. Before Omar embraced Islam the Prophet, (SAW) supplicated Allah saying: “O Allah! Strengthen Islam with Omar ibn Al-Khattab.” He was buried by the side of the Messenger Muhammad (SAW) & Abu Bakr As-Siddiq.

The First Caliph

The first adult male to embrace Islam, one of the closest companions of the Prophet Muhammad,(SAW) the first Khalif of the Muslims, who was renowned for his sincerity & the fact that he confirmed the Prophet in the early days, when others rejected him.

Biographies Of The Rightly-Guided Caliphs

Biographies Of The Rightly-Guided Caliphs [Sirat-Ul Khulafa]. The four Rightly guided Caliphs (Khaliph’s) Abu Bakr As-Sideeq, Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan and Ali Ibn Abi Taalib. The Biography of Umar Ibn Abdel-Azeez who is regarded as one of the Rightly Guided Khaliphs is also included in this book.

Khalid Bin Waleed – A Biographical Study

A Biographical Study of the Greatest Military General in History. Khalid bin Al-Waleed was one of the greatest generals in history, and one of the greatest heroes of Islam. And about Whom Abu Bakr (RA) said ‘Women will no longer be able to give birth to the likes of Khalid bin Al-Waleed.’ (Ibn Kathir, Al-Bidayah …

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Commanders Of The Muslim Army:

This book is about the lives of those pre-eminent and noble Companions of the Prophet who led the forces of Islam in the violent and strife-torn arenas of conflict against the Kuffar or disbelievers. These were the warriors who after a vigorous training had turned to pure gold after being trained by the supreme Commander, …

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Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb – The Forth Caliph

The life of the first child to accept Islam, who became the fourth Khalif of the Muslims, and of whom the Prophet said, ‘I am the city of knowledge, and ‘Ali is its gate.’ Renowned for his wisdom and ability to judge with equity, ‘Ali was also a great warrior on the battlefield and never …

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Why Do We Study The Prophet’s Biography?

Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) is the practical image of Islam. There is no way that one can get to know Islam without knowing Allah’s Messenger (PBUH); his guidance, work, instructions and prohibitions. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) made peace and war, settled and traveled, sold and bought, took and gave. He never lived alone, neither did he travel …

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Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam

This book is an adaptation of the Muqaddimah or Preface to Mohammad Akram’s 40-volume biographical dictionary (in Arabic) of the Muslim women who studied and taught hadith. It demonstrates the central role women had in preserving the Prophet’s teaching, which remains the master-guide to understanding the Qur’an as rules and norms for life. Within the …

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The Wise Sayings Of Hasan Al-Basri

He was one of the most renowned tabi`een (the generation after the death of the Prophet PBUH ) and prominent figures of his time. He was a jurist and a scholar. He was a pious and devout person. He was famous for his eloquence, inspiring speeches, wisdom, asceticism, and deep knowledge. He is the revered …

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Civilized Principles In The Prophet’s Biography

Allah the Almighty created both humans and the jinn for a great objective, that is, the realization of voluntary worship and servitude to Him alone. Allah says in the Noble Qur’an what can be translated as «And in no way did I create the jinn and humankind except to worship Me.» ( 51:56) As human …

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From The Words Of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam

This book will consist of various quotations of al-Imam ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam – a man who truly deserves the title of ‘Imam,’ if anyone does. In addition to being a scholar and Mujahid, he also fulfilled the seldom-fulfilled role of being a brilliant murabbi – his immensely deep insight, coupled with his decades of experience in …

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