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

The Cave of Ashāb al-Kahf: Where and When?

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which Ashab al-Kahf slept…

The Absence of Revivalists Outside Islam

By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi We find extremely few persons who have revived and renovated other religions. The absence of such teachers for hundreds or rather thousands of years in other religions is striking enough. There has hardly been…

Shaykh Muhammad Yasīn al-Fādāni

Edited by IlmGate One of the great recent scholars from Makkah was Shaykh Muhammad Yasin al-Fadani (Allah have mercy on him), who was widely regarded during his lifetime as being one of the foremost scholars for the transmission of hadith.…

Rethinking Education

By Khalid Baig Although the Muslim world is facing many crises today, probably none has more far reaching consequences than the crisis of education. If in every area we find that our affairs are not being run properly, the problem…

Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation

By Mawlana Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomer Imam Ibn Shihab Zuhri rahimahullah (d. 125 AH) features quite prominently in the discussion of Hadith compilation. It is commonly stated that he was the first to compile the Noble Traditions of Rasulullah sallallahu…

Answering an Allegation Against Imam al-Subki

By Mawlana Taha Karaan The charge leveled against Imâm Taqiyy ad-Dîn as-Subkî is that despite possessing all the requirements for ijtihâd, he did not perform ijtihâd, and preferred to remain within the bounds of his madhhab, since the adoption of…

Shaykh Tahir al-Jaza’iri

By Shoayb Ahmed Editing by Shoaib Rasheed The reformer and great scholar of Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh, Uṣūl, history and the Arabic language, Ṭāhir b. Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ b. Aḥmad b. Mawhūb al-Samūni al-Jazā’iri al-Dimashqi (1852CE/1268AH – 1920 CE/1338AH), was born and…