One of the most prominent scholar of the Kufan school was Amir bin Sharhabil ash-Shabi. He was the luminary of his age and the most learned in jurisprudence among his contemporaries. He narrated traditions from Aishah,
One night some people were spending the night with Umar bin Abdul Aziz (Rahimahullah - May Allah have mercy upon him) when his lamp died out and so he stood up to fix it. It was said to him: "O Amir al-Muminin! Can we not
The story of how Salmaan came to Islam is a great story, full of lessons and exhortations. It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas said: Salmaan al-Faarisi told me his story from his own lips.
Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Hanbal, the son of the great Imam, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, narrates a story of his father coming close to death. Shortly before passing away, the venerable scholar grew ill
The emir of Egypt, Abu Mansur al-Khazri (d.307/919), paid Imam al-Tahawi a visit. As a way of currying favor with the masses, it was the custom of many rulers to marry their daughters to notable
In the year that Umar bin Abdul Aziz (Rahimahullah - May Allah have mercy upon him) assumed the caliphate, he sent a message to his son, Abdul Malik, who at that time was in al-Madinah. It was referring Abdul Malik and his brothers.
The Muslim scholar and muezzin Moosa al-Armani, who was a teacher in a madrasah (religious school) in Mosul, adopted a great approach to the conquest of Edessa, using psychological warfare to support
Uthman Ibn Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) had the quality of justice. It was narrated from Ubayd-Allah ibn Adiyy ibn al-Khiyar that he entered upon Uthman when he was being besieged
One night, having no place to say, Ahmad ibn Hanbal went to a masjid to sleep. Yet the caretaker refused to let him stay the night. Ibn Hanbal insisted on his right. Finally, the caretaker dragged
Sufyan Ath Thawri (d. 161h) was one of best scholars our ummah ever had. He was well-known for his extensive knowledge of halal and haram - what is permissible and what is forbidden