Monthly Archives: February 2011

The story of Barseesa

There was a man who lived amongst the children of Israel named Barseesa. His worship and devotion to Allah was so great that we call him ‘aabid bani Isra’eel’: the great worshipper from the Children of Israel.  During his time, … Continue reading

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Zayd bin ‘Amr bin Nufail Al Quraishee

A close relative of ‘Umar bin al-Khattab bin Nufail, Zayd bin ‘Amr bin Nufail was a determined man able to think independently of his surroundings.  In pre-Islaamic Makkah, this was not an easy quality to nurture.  Zayd bin ‘Amr resisted … Continue reading

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Ibn Al-Qayyims Advice Regarding Rulers

“And reflect in His, the Most High’s wisdom in making the kings of the servants, their leaders and their rulers to be of the same type as their actions (i.e. those of the servant’s). Rather, it is as if their … Continue reading

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