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Biographies & Scholars

Abu Bakr, der Wahrhaftige

(part 1 of 3): The First   'If I had taken someone as my closest friend, I would have taken Abu Bakr, but he is my brother and companion.' [1] These are the words of the Prophet Muhammad , may God shower him with praise, and Abu Bakr was his closest earthly...

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Umar, das Differenzierer

(part 1 of 3): “Strengthen Islam with Umar”   When the enemies of Islam heard the name Umar, their knees trembled. If they saw Sultan Umar walking on the street, they took a different route. Even Umar's friends sometimes found his presence intimidating, and they...

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Uthman Ibn Affan

(part 1 of 2): Generous and pious   Uthman ibn Affan was the third successor to the Prophet Muhammad. He was known as the leader of the faithful and ruled for about twelve years. The first six years were periods when things were pretty calm and peaceful; the last...

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Ali, der Sohn von Abu Talib

(part 1 of 2): The early years   Ali “Ibn” (son of) Abu Talib was the younger cousin of the Prophet Muhammad. This child, who admired his older cousin very much, grew up to be a noble fighter for Islam, a knowing judge, a remarkable clarifier of the Quran and...

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Die Geschichte von Lot

(part 1 of 2): The life and times of Sodom   God sent all the prophets to their peoples with the one message that they should worship God alone and should not put anything or anyone aside. But God sent Prophet Muhammad to all of humanity. Although his message was...

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Abd Allah Ibn Salam—

(part 1 of 2): What is your name? In 622 AD the Prophet Muhammad, God's blessings and peace, and the majority of the Muslim community emigrated from Mecca to Medina. At that time, Medina was known as Yathrib. It was not a real city, rather a series of fortresses and...

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Geschichten einer gesegneten Familie

(part 1 of 2): The Prophet Zacharias   This is the story of a weak old man who loved and feared God; of an older man named Zacharias (also Zakaria) who had spent his whole life gaining knowledge and teaching it to others only to achieve God's satisfaction. The...

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Abd Allah Ibn Salam—–

(part 1 of 2): What's in a name?   In 622 CE the prophet Muhammad, may God exalt him, and most of the Muslim community migrated from Mecca to Medina. At the time Medina was known as Yathrib. It was more a series of forts and fortifications in which several...

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Die Geschichte von Maria kurzgefasst

In Islam, Jesus is one of the five greatest prophets that God sent to mankind. Muslims' knowledge of Jesus is based on the two main sources of Islamic knowledge: the Quran and the Hadith (prophetic statements). In the Quran, Jesus Isa ibn Maryam or Jesus is called the...

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Verbreitung des Islam in Westafrika

(part 1 of 3): The Empire of Ghana   Muslim geographers and historians have delivered extraordinary reports of Muslim rulers and peoples in Africa. Among them are Al-Khwarzimi, Ibn Munabbah, Al-Masudi, Al-Bakri, Abul Fida, Yaqut, Ibn Batutah, Ibn Khaldun, Ibn...

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Maria, die Mutter von Jesus

(part 1 of 2): Who is Maria?   It might surprise some people to learn that Maria is one of the most valued and respected women in Islam and that the Quran is very important to her. Maryam is the name of the 19th chapter of the Quran and the third chapter is Aali...

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