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

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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

Did Islam Spread by the Sword? by Firas Alkhatib

It’s a common accusation made against Muslims and Islam in general: “The only reason Islam is a world religion is because it spread by the sword.” It’s a favorite remark of Islamophobes who parade as analysts and historians fear-mongering about the threat Islam supposedly poses to the Western World. With it being such a hot … Continue reading Did Islam Spread by the Sword? by Firas Alkhatib

IMAM AL-BUKHARI AND THE SCIENCE OF HADITH by Firas Alkhateeb

In Islamic sciences, all knowledge of the religion comes back to two sources: the Quran and the sayings and doings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – the hadith. The Quran is considered the un-changed word of Allah as revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and is thus the foundation of all Islamic knowledge. Second after the … Continue reading IMAM AL-BUKHARI AND THE SCIENCE OF HADITH by Firas Alkhateeb