Sunday, December 3

Seerah

1. Purpose and History
Seerah

1. Purpose and History

Informing the Angels About AdamAllah the Almighty revealed: And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: 'Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know." Quran Ayah 2:30Teaching AdamAnd He taught Adam all the names (of everything), then He showed them to the angels and said: "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful." They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise."He sa...
Understanding the Cave of Hira
Seerah

Understanding the Cave of Hira

The Cave of Hira, located in the Jabal Al-Nour Mountain near Makkah, holds immense historical and spiritual significance in Islamic. This sacred site is renowned for being the place where Nabi Muhammad ﷺ received the first revelations of the Holy Quran.The Cave of Hira, also known as the "Hill of Illumination" or "Mountain of Light," stands tall in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia, just outside Makkah. This cave holds a special place in the hearts of Muslims worldwide due to its association with the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the revelation of the Holy Quran.It was during the month of Ramadan in 610 CE that the first revelations of the Quran were bestowed upon our Nabi Muhammad ﷺ in the Cave of Hira. This night is known as "the Night of Power," a night of great spiritual significance. ...
Tariq bin Ziyad & The Conquest of Spain
History & Discoveries, Seerah

Tariq bin Ziyad & The Conquest of Spain

The Muslim conquest of Spain The Muslim conquest of Spain stands as a monumental chapter in Islamic history, reflecting the triumph of faith and the spread of Islamic civilization. Led by the indomitable Tariq ibn Ziyad, this historic event not only shaped the destiny of the Iberian Peninsula but also left an enduring impact on the fields of science, culture, and philosophy. This article explores the remarkable conquest of Spain, shedding light on its significance in Islamic history and the subsequent contributions of Muslims to the region. The Muslim conquest of Spain, also known as the Umayyad conquest, took place in the early 8th century CE. At that time, the Visigothic kingdom ruled over the Iberian Peninsula, and the region was characterized by political instability and social divisi...
Seville’s Islamic Treasures
History & Discoveries, Seerah

Seville’s Islamic Treasures

Ishbiliyah: Seville Embraces Islamic Heritage Seville, known today as the vibrant capital of Andalusia, holds a rich and storied history that stretches back to the 8th century BC. Originally known as Hisbaal, the city was inhabited by indigenous Iberian people who established a settlement along the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Little is known about this early period, but the foundations were laid for a city that would witness the rise and fall of civilizations. In 45 BC, Seville was declared a Roman colony by Julius Caesar, and its name was latinized to Hispalis. Under Roman rule, the city began to flourish as a major industrial hub, benefiting from its strategic location and the navigability of the Guadalquivir River. The Romans left their architectural imprint on Hispalis, erecting ...
Baghdad: Capital of the Abbasid Caliphate
History & Discoveries, Seerah

Baghdad: Capital of the Abbasid Caliphate

The Rise of the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad Baghdad, the capital of modern-day Iraq, was once the centre of one of the most significant Islamic dynasties in history - the Abbasid Caliphate. The Abbasid Caliphate was established in 750 CE, following the overthrow of the Umayyad Caliphate, and lasted until the Mongol conquest of Baghdad in 1258 CE. During this time, Baghdad became a hub of Islamic civilization and culture, known for its art, architecture, and scholarship.  The Opulent Abbasid Palace One of the most iconic structures in Baghdad is the Abbasid Palace, which was built during the reign of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid. The palace was famous for its opulence, and it served as a symbol of the wealth and power of the Abbasid Caliphate. Today, visitors can still see the remnants ...