Category: Biographies

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Imam Abdurahman Bassier

Imam Abdurahman Bassier

Name: Abdurahman Bassier Born: 1923, Port Elizabeth Died: 2004, Cape Town Imam Bassier was born when his father, Imam Abdul Bassier the Imam at B...
Abu Bakr Effendi

Abu Bakr Effendi

Abu Bakr Effendi (born 1835 in Shehrizur, died 1880) was one of the scholars who made an impact on Islam in South Africa. Sheikh Abu Bakr Effendi was ...
Sheikh Shamiel Panday

Sheikh Shamiel Panday

In this series, we look briefly at the life and achievements of the Ulama and Mashaaikh of PE/Uitenhage. The profiling is in no particular order. N...
Abul Qasim Al Zahrawi

Abul Qasim Al Zahrawi

Abul Qasim Khalaf al-Zahrawi (known in the west as Abulcasis) was born in 936 in Zahra, Cordoba, Muslim Spain. He was one of the most renowned surgeon...

Moulana Muhammad Ilyas

Moulana Muhammad Ilyas was born in 1885 in India. His mother, Bi Safia, was a Hafiz of the Quraan. His father was Moulana Muhammad Ismail, a scholar o...

Uqba ibn Nafi

Uqba ibn Nafi (born 622, died 683 in Sidi Uqba, Algeria) was an Arab general who participated in Jihad under Muawiya radhiallahu anhu. He began the Is...

Sheikh Mahmood Husri

Sheikh Mahmood Khaleel Husri was born in 1917 in the village of Shibrun Namlah in Tanta, Egypt. By 8 he had memorized the Quraan at the Madrassah in h...

Sheikhs of Robben Island

Sheikh Abdur Rahmaan Matura was buried on Robben Island about 260 years ago. He defied Dutch colonial rule and was imprisoned on the island in the 17t...

Tribute to Moulana Yunus Patel rahimahullah

I wrote the following article a few days ago and did not mention the Aalim's name. Then the sad news came of Moulana Yunus Patel rahimahullah's demise...

Fatimah bint Asad rahiallahu anha

Fatimah bint Asad radhiallahu anha belonged to the Hashimite clan. Her grandfather was Hashim, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam’s great-grandfa...
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