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Sheikhs of Robben Island PDF Print E-mail

Robben Island
Robben Island
Sheikh of Robben Island

Sheikh Abdur Rahmaan Matura was buried on Robben Island about 260 years ago. He defied Dutch colonial rule and was imprisoned on the island in the 17th century. He was one of the pioneers of the Islamic faith in South Africa.

 

 

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Sheikh Mahmood Husri PDF Print E-mail

Mosque
Mosque
Sheikh Mahmood Khaleel Husri was born in 1917 in the village of Shibrun Namlah in Tanta, Egypt. By 8 he had memorized the Quraan at the Madrassah in his village. At 12 he began learning the different styles of Qiraat. He studied at Al Azhar University.

 

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Uqba ibn Nafi PDF Print E-mail

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Kairoaun Musjid
Uqba ibn Nafi (born 622, died 683 in Sidi Uqba, Algeria) was an Arab general who participated in Jihad under Muawiya radhiallahu anhu. He began the Islamic conquest of the Maghreb (North Africa), including present-day Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco.

 

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Moulana Muhammad Ilyas PDF Print E-mail

Tabligh
Tabligh
Moulana Muhammad Ilyas was born in 1885 in India. His mother, Bi Safia, was a Hafiz of the Quraan. His father was Moulana Muhammad Ismail, a scholar of Islam. Moulana Ilyas did his early Maktab education and completed the Hifz of the Quraan.

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Abul Qasim Al Zahrawi PDF Print E-mail

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Al Tasrif
Abul Qasim Khalaf al-Zahrawi (known in the west as Abulcasis) was born in 936 in Zahra, Cordoba, Muslim Spain. He was one of the most renowned surgeons of the era and physician to Caliph Al-Hakam II of Spain. He died in 1013 in Cordoba. He was descended from the Ansar Arab tribe who settled in Spain.

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