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This section includes articles on Islamic history, biographies, historiography, and stories.

Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar

By Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the Lawh Mahfuz, or Protected…

Mawlānā Muhammad Mustafa Azami & His Contributions to Hadīth 

By Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi (Riyadh) Translated by Nehal Anwar Qasmi (Najran) Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid Mawlana Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Azami was born in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India around 1930 AD (1350 AH). He graduated from a well-known Islamic seminary…

An Obituary of the Humble Ascetic: Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi (1920-2015)

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir al-Dimishqi Edited by IlmGate July 22, 2015 إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون، إن لله ما أخذ وله ما أعطى وكل شيىء عنده بأجل مسمى  عن الحسن قال: “كانوا يقولون: موت العالم ثلمة في الإسلام لا…

Imām Abū Ja’far al-Tahāwi: His Life & Works

By A.K.M Ayyub Ali, M.A, Ph.D Abu Ja’far Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Salamah al‑Azdi, al‑Hajri, al‑Tahawi, was born at Tahā, a village in upper Egypt. His forefathers came from the Yemen to Egypt and settled there after it had come…

A Short Biography of Mawlānā Muhammad Mazhar Nanautwi

By Hafiz Abu Unaysah Muhammad Habib Mawlana Muhammad Mazhar ibn Lutf ‘Ali ibn Muhammad Hasan al-Siddiqi al-Hanafi Nanautwi (1238-1302 /1823-1885)—the righteous imam, ‘arif (knower of Allah) and mujahid—was amongst the leading scholars of fiqh, hadith, and tasawwuf in his time.…