Saturday, June 27, 2015
Many scholars are featured on this video. Likes of Hamza Yusuf, Navaid Aziz, Abdur Raheem Green, Shaydy Al Sulaiman In sha Allah You get great value from this video
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, the man behind the curriculum and other academically intensive programs like IlmSummit. Shaykh Yasir is known among his students as "GQ" and for his excellent Tajweed in the English language (i.e. his perfect annunciation of every letter). Give him any old and dry subject and Shaykh Yasir can rehash it, spice it up, and hand it back to you an exciting and intriguing topic of discussion. We dare you!
He was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He is in the final stages of completing his PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University.
His published works include Riya'a: The Hidden Shirk, Du'aa: The Weapon of the Believer, An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an, and many others. He is also active on a number of Islamic Satellite stations around the world including Islam Channel, Al-Huda Channel, and PeaceTV.
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi lives in Memphis, Tennessee where he serves as a resident Scholar of Memphis Islamic Center.
Monday, March 28, 2011
A medical doctor by professional training, Dr. Zakir Naik is renowed as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Zakir Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur'an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts. He is 41 years old.
Dr. Zakir is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks. In the last 6 years (by the year 2002), Dr. Zakir Naik has delivered more than 600 public talks in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, Thailand, Guyana (South America) and many other countries, in addition to numerous public talks in India.
He has successfully participated in several symposia and dialogues with prominent personalities of other faiths. His public dialogue with Dr. William Campbell (of USA), on the topic, "The Qur'an and the Bible in the light of Science" held in city of Chicago, U.S.A., on April 1, 2000 was a resounding success.
Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, the world famous orator on Islam and Comparative Religion, who had called Dr. Zakir, "Deedat plus" in 1994, presented a plaque in May 2000 awarded to Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik for his achievement in the field of Da'wah and the study of Comparative Religion with the engraving "Son what you have done in 4 years had taken me 40 years to accomplish, Alhamdullilah."
Dr. Zakir Naik appears regularly on many international T.V. Channels in more than 100 countries of the world. He is regularly invited for T.V. and Radio interviews. More than a hundred of his talks, dialogues, debates and symposia are available on video cassettes, video CDs and audio cassettes. He has authored books on Islam and Comparative Religion
Saturday, March 12, 2011
During the Islamic Golden Age, usually dated from the middle of the 8th century to the middle of the 13th century, scholars and engineers of the Islamic world contributed enormously to the arts, literature, philosophy, sciences, and technology, both by preserving and building upon earlier traditions and by adding their own inventions and innovations.
Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers, created a unique culture that has influenced societies on every continent. Scientific and intellectual achievements blossomed during the Islamic Golden Age.
The Islamic Golden Age was inaugurated by the ascension of the Abbassid Caliphate and the transfer of the capital from Damascus to Baghdad. The Abbassids were influenced by the Quranic injunctions and hadith such as "the ink of scientists is equal to the blood of martyrs" stressing the value of knowledge. During this period the Muslim world became the unrivaled intellectual center for science, philosophy, medicine and education as the Abbasids championed the cause of knowledge and established a "House of Wisdom" in Baghdad; where both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars sought to translate and gather all the world's knowledge into Arabic.
Many classic works of antiquity that would otherwise have been lost were translated into Arabic and later in turn translated into Turkish, Persian, Hebrew and Latin. During this period the Muslim world was a cauldron of cultures which collected, synthesized and advanced the works collected from the Chinese, Persian, Egyptian, North African, Greek, Spanish, Sicilian and Byzantine civilizations.
Many vicious allegations have been made against Islam as being a violent and barbaric way of life.
Insha'Allah I hope that my video can act as part rebuttal to those who have amnesia or ignorance towards what Muslims and the Islamic way of life have done for the world.
(My First Video)
Saracen Production Presents:
"A Diverse Snapshot of Muslim Discovery and Achievements"
Abu Musa Jābir ibn Hayyān (d. 815)
"Geber - Father of Chemistry"
Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (d. 850)
"Father of Algebra"
Yaqūb ibn Ishāq al-Kindī (d. 873)
Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakarīya al-Rāzi (d. 925)
"Al-Razi - Rhazes"
Abū Nasr Muhammad al-Fārābi (d. 951)
Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi (d. 1013)
"Abulcasis - Father of Modern Surgery"
Abū Alī al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (d. 1039)
"Al-Haytham - Father of Optics"
Abu Hāmed Mohammad ibn Mohammad al-Ghazzālī (d. 1111)
Abu Abd Allah Muhammad al-Idrisi (d. 1166)
Ibn Rushd (d. 1198)
Ibn Ismail Ibn al-Razzaz Al-Jazari (d. 1206)
"Al-Jazari - Father of Modern Day Engineering and Robotics"
Ala-al-din abu Al-Hassan Ali ibn Abi-Hazm al-Qarshi al-Dimashqi (d. 1288)
Abū Zayd 'Abdu r-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Khaldūn al-Hadramī (d. 1406)
So many of the early Islamic contribution have been greatly overlooked by most education centers to the western public. These are historic facts or great thinkers and contributers to the future generations and it's only right that we give credit where it's due..
All praise is to Allah and peace be with you all