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Who was the First to Invent the Islamic Calendar?

The Caliph who Invented the Islamic Calendar

The dating of the Islamic calendar was introduced by the second caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab, in 638 CE (16 AH) in an attempt to circumvent all the various conflicting dating systems used during his time. After consulting his companions, he set the Hijrah…

What Did Umar ibn al-Khattab Do after Conquering Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is a city holy to the three largest monotheistic faiths – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Because of its history that spans thousands of years, it goes by many names: Jerusalem, al-Quds, Yerushaláyim, Aelia, and more, all reflecting its diverse heritage. It is a city that numerous Muslim prophets called home, from Sulayman and Dawood to Isa (Jesus), …

Stabbed While Praying

Do you know how Umar ibn Al-Khattab died? He was stabbed while praying. Whilst he was lying on the floor bleeding   out he heard the adhan and started to get up. When the people asked where he was going, he said to pray.

Is Masjid al-Aqsa Part of The Temple Mount?

Asalamu Alaikum Mustafa,  Thank you for your question, I will try to answer it point-by-point insha’Allah.  al-Masjid al-Aqsa You asked: I have heard that al-Masjid al-Aqsa is not the Dome of the Rock, but a mosque built next to the Dome of the Rock site. Is this the case?  In fact, al-Masjid-al-Aqsa is not the Dome of …

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