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All Islamic History


Abraham and the sacrifice

By: Imam Kamil Mufti Source: It had been close to ten years since Abraham had left his wife and baby in Mecca in the care of God.  After a two month journey, he was surprised to find Mecca a lot different than how he had left it.  The joy of reunion was soon interrupted by a vision which was to be the ultimate test of his faith.  God commanded Abraham through a dream to sacrifice his son, the son he had had after years of prayers and had just met after a decade of separation. We know from the Quran that the child to be sacrificed was Ishmael, as God, when giving the glad tidings of the birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah, also gave the glad tidings of a grandson, Jacob...

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Teenagers: the fragrant flowers of Islam

By: Haqqseeker Source: MuslimVillage The teenage years are the period in the life of a person that could be called the bridge between childhood and adulthood or maturity. Just like a flower bud blossoms into a colourful flower, in the same manner a child transforms into a teenager over a period of time. We all know the real beauty of a flower is not in its shape or colour but in the fragrance that it gives out. In the same way the real beauty of a teenager is not in his complexion or in his physical appearance but in the Akhlāq (practice of virtue, morality and manners) that he displays in his character. This quality of Akhlāq is the direct result of the correct tarbiyat (upbringing) by...

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When Portugal was an Islamic kingdom

By: Z. A. Rahman Source: Portugal was once an Islamic kingdom The Portugal football team were crowned champions of Europe for the first time in their history after overcoming France in the Euro 2016, European Cup. It may come as a surprise to many that much of Portugal once lived under Islamic rule for over 500 years from the early 8th century during the period when Muslims ruled Spain, Andalusia. At that time Portugal was called Al-Garb Al-Andalus (the west of Al-Andalus, Spain). Whilst first Seville and then Cordoba came to be known as the capital of the Muslim Kingdom of Spain, the city of Silves was the capital of the medieval Muslim Kingdom of Portugal. The Muslim...

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