Islamic history and biography
A brief biography of the scholar of the ummah and interpreter of the Quran, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him)I heard a shaykh say that ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas used to behave from an early age as if he were a wise man. Can you explain in detail how this description could have been reflected in the way he spoke, the way he walked, and how he lived his daily life?
He is asking about the origin of the JewsMy question is about the Jewish people, as the quran told us they were chase from Egypt, so which land did they went to that time? and also where they an Egyptian citizens right from time? or what is there real origin?.
Prophet Zakariyya’s sponsorship of MaryamIn Qur'an it is mentioned that Prophet Zakaria was made kafeel for Maryam. Was there any direct relationship with them like brother/uncle etc. Here Kafeel includes what ?
Imam Ja‘far as-SaadiqCan you please provide a brief biography Jafar bin Mohammad bin ‘Ali bin Zain al-'Abdeen bin Al-Hussain bin 'Ali also known as jafar al sadiq and can you please mention some reliable biographical books in which we can read his biography.
Is it proven that when the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was born, he rested on his arms, raising his head to heaven?Is it proven that when the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was born, he rested on his arms, raising his head to heaven?
Commentary on the verse “Thus did We plan for Yoosuf” [Yoosuf 12:76] and what this plan brought of goodness and blessings to him and to his father and his brothersThe other day, a question poped up. It said that in Surah Yusuf Verses 70-77 that Nabi Yusuf (SubhanAllah) lied. That there was deception and tampering with evidence in the process. And that in Verse 76, Allah said...Thus did we plan for Yusuf (Joseph)... That Allah planed a way for Yusuf to deceive and lie in order to get what he wanted since the brothers didnt actually take the cup. Please I would like to know how to answer this dreadful claim as I have very little knowledge of the Al Quran.
Did Yazeed ibn Mu‘aawiyah issue orders that al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him) be killed?What Zaynab bint Ali ibn abi Talib RA said in her khutba after Karbala battle in Sham in front of Yazeed RA? And why Yazeed RA did not release the family of Hussayn ibn Ali RA from prison immediately when Yazeed RA did not do anything and everything whose done my his commander?
How did the Islamic conquest of Iran happen?I have a Sunni friend from Iran we have a school history project about the history of the Middle East. Can you give us the history behind the Islamic Conquest of Iran and how the people of that land came to Islam? We have heard that they accepted Islam much faster than other people from like Jews and Christians in Holy Land and Syria.
Who Is the Prophet Daniel?I have a question regarding the prophet Daniel. Who was he and is it true that during the reign of ‘Umar that some of the Companions found him and reburied him?
Was the Temple of Sulayman (peace be upon him) real or a myth?I read about the temple that was built by Sulayman (peace be upon him), and that the Jews are currently looking for its traces, and they want to rebuild it on the ruins of al-Masjid al-Aqsa. What is this temple? Does it have any sanctity?
Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is not the Temple and was not built on its ruinsI was speaking to an Israeli woman recently, and she told me that al-Masjid al-Aqsa was built on the ruins of a Jewish temple that was built by the Prophet Sulayman (peace be upon him). I said to her: Rather it was a masjid (mosque) from the first day. She laughed and said: There was no Islam at that time, so how could there be a masjid! Sulayman was a Jewish king, and his kingdom was a Jewish kingdom called Judah, and everyone who lived at that time was Jewish. Is what she said true? How did the Children of Israel go astray and change the Torah that Musa brought to them, and they persisted in their misguidance even after many prophets came to them, such as Sulayman (peace be upon him) and others? What is the true history of al-Masjid al-Aqsa? What is meant by the Kingdom of Judah and the Kingdom of Israel?
What’s So Special about the Month of Safar?Is there anything special about the month Safar, as there is in the case of Muharram? I hope that you can shed light on this matter in some detail. I have heard that some people regard this month as unlucky – why is that?
Doubts about the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) and a response to those doubtsIn Kitaab as-Sunnah by Ibn Abi ‘Aasim it is narrated that Imam ‘Ali said: No man will be brought to me who gives me precedence over Abu Bakr and ‘Umar but I shall flog him with the hadd punishment of one who fabricates lies. If Imam ‘Ali himself acknowledged that Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) were more deserving of the caliphate than him, then why did he, along with some other Sahaabah, refuse to swear allegiance to Abu Bakr as the caliph? With regard to the second matter, it is when ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (may Allah be pleased with him) beat ‘Ammaar ibn Yaasir (may Allah be pleased with him) twice: once because he disagreed with ‘Uthmaan openly in the mosque about ‘Uthmaan’s right to use of the (public) wealth of the Muslims, and he beat him in the presence of ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib, and the second occasion was when he delivered a message to ‘Uthmaan from his opponents, telling him that he had failed to follow the example set by the caliphates of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them). Did ‘Ali see ‘Ammaar being beaten without doing anything? How sound are such claims?
Who are the Tabi‘in? And who are those who came after the Tabi‘in?Who are the Tabi‘in? And who are those who came after the Tabi‘in?
The reason why the Hijri months are called by their well-known namesHow were the names of the Islamic months derived? Because I intend to add them to the calendar so that people can learn them, but I want to know the ruling on doing this, because these months, as far as I know, were known before Islam appeared.
Is Ibraaheem’s building of the Ka‘bah mentioned in the Bible?Recently one of my Uncle who is not a Muslim and he is doing research on islam at the moment and he is currently living in California USA . He studied both Bible, Torah and Quran. He asked me a question to which I dont know any satisfactory answer, since I am not Qualified. Can you please HELP me answer his question. Here is the Question: It says in the Quran that Abraham was a Muslim and along with his son,they built the Kaaba. According to Torah and Bible, Abraham never went to Mecca. So why the differences?
Is it permissible to marry a Yazidi woman?I am a Muslim man and a believer. Is it permissible for me to marry a Yazidi girl or not? Please note that she wanted to become Muslim, but her family refused. She is in Europe and I am in Egypt.
The hadith “Woe to ‘Ammaar; he will be killed by the transgressing group; he will be calling them to Paradise and they will be calling him to Hell,” and refutation of the specious argument which quotes it to cast aspersions upon Mu‘aawiyahSome of the Raafidis quote the hadith “Woe to ‘Ammaar; he will be killed by the transgressing group; he will be calling them to Paradise and they will be calling him to Hell” which appears in al-Bukhaari, and there is, frankly, an argument for them in this hadith to support their claim that Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) was a kaafir, and there are not many answers to this flawed argument on the Internet. I hope that you can highlight the flaws in this argument.
Who are Banu Qurayzah? What happened to them?Who are the bani qurayzah? What happened to them? I read a line about it in your answer to the signs of a childs reaching of puberty.
Dhu’l-Khuwaysirah at-Tameemi was a hypocriteThere is a narration that says that Abdullah ibn Dhil Khawaisara At Tamimi said to the Messenger Be just. Did Abdullah become an apostate by saying this or a munafiq. Can you quote scholars who commented on this narration.