Many say it is the “age-old” sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims, but a look at the facts shows something different.
By: Shadi Khan Saif
KABUL – Afghani Muslim scholars have praised plans by the Saudi Kingdom to establish the country’s largest Islamic Center in Kabul, a project that has raised both hopes and fears in this land locked country.
“We hope that establishment of the centre by Saudi Arabia will not amplify all those madrassas in Afghanistan, Pakistan and some other countries that are known for spreading extremism, terrorism and fundamentalism,” Afghan religious scholar Hedaytullah Hedayat told OnIslam.net.
Hedayat stressed that the new centre should dedicate its efforts to spread the true Islamic teachings that are meant to spread harmony, peace and tolerance.
The following is a map of the birth places of the founders of the 4 schools of thought and the compilers of the 6 major books of Hadith:
By: Abu Safiyyah
Imam Abu Hanifah – Kufa, Iraq (80-148 AH)
Imam Malik – Madinah, Saudi Arabia (93-179 AH)
Imam Ash Shafi’i – Gaza, Palestine (150-204 AH)
Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal – Baghdad, Iraq (164-241 AH)
Imam Bukhari – Bukhara, Uzbekistan (194-256 AH)
Imam Abu Dawud – Sistan, Iran/Afghanistan (202-275 AH)
Imam Muslim – Neyshabur, Iran (204-261 AH)
Imam ibn Majah – Qazwin, Iran (209-273 AH)
Imam At Tirmidhi – Termiz, Uzbekistan (209-279 AH)
Imam An Nasai – Nasa, Turkmenistan (215-303 AH)
In this instalment of Great Muslim Lives we look into the life and legacy of the great reformer and advocate of Islamic unity during the latter part of the twentieth century, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ” The Hour (of Resurrection) will not occur….. until the land of the Arabs returns to being pastures and rivers.” (Sahih Muslim).
Saudi Arabia is drilling for a resource possibly more precious than oil. Over the last 24 years, it has tapped hidden reserves of water to grow wheat and other crops in the Syrian Desert. This time series of data shows images acquired by three different Landsat satellites operated by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The picture is taken by NASA and now it’s 2014, the hour is near. are you ready to meet Allah ?