The Abbasid Era

The Abbasid Caliphate (750 C.E. – 1528 C.E.) is not only known as the third of the Caliphates in the Islamic Empire, but as one of the most influential and educative periods in history. It was a golde…

The Umayyad Era

Muawiyah bin Sufyan was seen as the most qualified caliph to take power after Ali, which began the Umayyad Era. Muawiyah was a great and capable man who governed of Syria and led the strongest militar…

The Rightly-Guided Caliphs

The age of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs was one of the brightest and most heroic times in Islamic history. The four caliphs who took command after the death of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) were Abu Bakr Al-Si…

The Death of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

The Prophet’s (SAW) death was a significant point in Islamic history which affected the hearts of many both in his time, and our time. Three months after performing his first and final pilgrimage, the…

The Hijra and Strengthening of the Muslims

The small Muslim community in Mecca eventually expanded until its members began to clash with the Quraysh tribe–the tribe Muhammad (SAW) and many others had broken off with. Close-knit Arab soci…

Spreading the Message in Mecca

Muhammad (SAW) began to meditate in the cave of Mount Hira to escape the corruption of Mecca and dwell on the deepest questions of life to which he could not seem to find answers. It is well known tha…

The Early Life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

As we Muslims welcome the month of Ramadan, our faith is even more present in our lives than ever before. And, as all of us have undoubtedly realized, it is nearly impossible to discuss or even contem…