Monday, December 18, 2006
Alhamdulillah, my other blog The Islamic Conquest of Syria is now up.
I figured rather than posting excerpts here & there on this blog and also posting other stuff I would make a blog specifically for the book Futuh ush-Shaam...and there it is^
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InshaAllaah it will be of benefit, as we Muslims are ignorant of the importance of Islâmic History so much so, that it seems we have begun to develop an inferiority complex towards the West.
In the past, many many great ‘Ulamâ of all Madhâhib rendered immense service to the science of Tareekh, yet we do not recognise its importance..
SubhanAllaah..as Ibn Jawzî al-Hanbalî noted,
The great Mufassir, Ibn Kathîr ash-Shâfi’î put great effort into compiling his celebrated history book, ‘Al-Bidâyah wan-Nihâyah’ & Imâm al-Bukhâri also saw the need (and benefit of studying) and compiling works on history..
The Muhaddîth Ibn Hajr al-‘Asqalâni says in Nukhbatul-Fikr:
“Breaks in chains of narrators are discovered in knowing that the narrators did not meet. There is therefore a need to know History”.
Do we then still disregard its importance…?
One of the saddest events to take place in the History of Islâm is that of the loss of al-Andalus.. It was an Islâmic land with a majority muslim population. Yet still the Muslims were defeated and Islâm banished until not a single muslim remained in the land. Muslims were massacred, and over five hundred Masâjid were converted into churches..to this day, one cannot even go and pray in any of the remaining Masâjid..
We see that all the causes of al-Andalus’s collapse can be found in the Ummah today. Laziness for Jihâd, love of the Dunyah, lack of Da’wah, the Muslim governments not implementing Sharî’ah, the Muslims helping Kuffâr armies against other Muslims…the list is endless – i could go on and on..
Will we wake up, or will disaster hit us too?
May Allaah 'azza wa jall make the blog be a means of benefit and a means of raising awareness of the great History of Islâm - Aameen
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