AL-GHAZALI AND THE REVIVAL OF ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP by Firas Al-Khatib

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ promised that every century, a re-newer of the faith of Islam will arise. Throughout history, great Muslim intellectuals, rulers, generals, and artists have come and managed to rejuvenate faith in the Muslim world and help Muslims deal with the problems of that age. For each one of these great figures, a specific … Continue reading AL-GHAZALI AND THE REVIVAL OF ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP by Firas Al-Khatib

Who Were the Kharijis? by Firas Alkhateeb

Throughout Islamic history, groups have arisen from time to time advocating radically new and divergent ways of thinking about the religion. One of the most radical and violent of these groups emerged during the political mayhem of ‘Ali’s caliphate, which lasted from 656 to 661. Known as the Kharijis, they emerged from a radical political … Continue reading Who Were the Kharijis? by Firas Alkhateeb

JERUSALEM AND UMAR IBN AL-KHATTAB by Firas Alkhateeb

Jerusalem is a city holy to the three largest monotheistic faiths – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Because of its history that spans thousands of years, it goes by many names: Jerusalem, al-Quds, Yerushaláyim, Aelia, and more, all reflecting its diverse heritage. It is a city that numerous Muslim prophets called home, from Sulayman and Dawood … Continue reading JERUSALEM AND UMAR IBN AL-KHATTAB by Firas Alkhateeb

IBN AL-HAYTHAM – THE FIRST SCIENTIST

When learning about the Muslim scholars of the past, it is easy to be amazed by their brilliance, accomplishments, and contributions to the modern world. Each provided a lasting legacy that changed the world in their time and today. One scientist in particular stands far above the rest. He is Ibn al-Haytham, the great polymath … Continue reading IBN AL-HAYTHAM – THE FIRST SCIENTIST