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    Musa ibn Abil Ghassan

    Published by Islamic Focus on Thursday, 15 December 2011
    Not much is known about the life of this hero of Islam in its last days in Spain. His name was Musa ibn Abil Ghassan. He was a knight from a royal lineage. He reproached the Muslim king of Granada Abu Abdullah Muhammad in 1489 for his submission to the Christians and strove to rekindle the spirit of Jihad among the Muslims in Spain.

    Nuruddin Zangi

    Published by Islamic Focus on Thursday, 24 November 2011
    Nuruddin Abu al-Qasim Mahmud Ibn Imad ad- Din Zangi born 1118, died 1174 in Damascus, Syria. He was Emir of Damascus and Aleppo and reigned from 1146-1174. He was a member of the Turkish Zengid dynasty which ruled the Syrian province of the Seljuk Empire.

    Spanish Language

    Published by Islamic Focus on Tuesday, 22 November 2011
    Arab Muslims had a major impact on Spanish. Of all the languages in the world outside the Muslim lands, it is Spanish which includes the greatest number of Arabic borrowing. There are 8,000 words and some 2,300 place-names of Arab origin. After Latin, Arabic made the greatest contribution to the Spanish tongue.

    Value of the Ulama

    Published by Islamic Focus on Friday, 18 November 2011

    The true scholars of Islam, the Ulama, are the guardians of the road to salvation: Islam. Disregard for Ulama is among the signs of Qiyamah:

    1. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: ‘Such a time will come when the Ulama will be killed like dogs. If only at that time the Ulama could become insane…’

    Hajj without a Visa

    Published by Islamic Focus on Tuesday, 15 November 2011
    The following deeds, while not absolving one of the obligation of Hajj, bring the reward of a Hajj:
    1. Esha Salaah in Congregation. Uqbah ibn Abdil Ghaafir rahimahullah said: ‘Offering the Esha salaah in congregation equals the reward of Haj, and the Fajr in congregation equals Umrah.’

    Some Benefits of Family Ties

    Published by Islamic Focus on Thursday, 10 November 2011

    A few of the benefits of maintaining family ties:

    Easy Death. A Hadith indicates that Allah will make the hour of death easy for him who possesses the following three qualities and grant him entry into Paradise: 1. He is kind to the weak. 2. He treats his parents with loving care. 3. He shows favour to his minors. (Mishkaat)

    Who is the Terrorist?

    Published by Islamic Focus on Wednesday, 9 November 2011
    First, the accusation was: ‘All Muslims are terrorists.’ When the bigots realized no one in their right mind would believe that all 1.6 billion Muslims in the world could be terrorists, they reversed their statement to sound more objective: ‘All Muslims may not be terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims.’ Really?

    Modern Slavery

    Published by Islamic Focus on Thursday, 3 November 2011
    While the modern world claims that it has abolished slavery, this is not true. There are many millions that live in abject slavery.

    Thirsty Crow

    Published by Islamic Focus on Thursday, 27 October 2011
    One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak, almost giving up hope. Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her. She flew straight down to see if there was any water inside.

    Times for Dua Part 3

    Published by Islamic Focus on Wednesday, 26 October 2011
    Times when Dua is more likely to be accepted. Also see: Part 1 | Part 2
    1. At the Time of Athaan
    2. Oppressed Person
    3. Traveler