Knowing who and what we come from helps us understand who to become and where to go. Islam is in no need of fictional characters, glorified mythology, ancient legends, and so on and so forth. The men and women who paved the path to where we are today were of a caliber that none could imagine and when spoken about many would find them hard to believe. Within this section of our site we have provided books on our history and those who helped shape it, will we allow their efforts to be wasted by neglecting our duties today?
History of Hausa Land
A thirteen chapter history on the land of ‘Haus’, the birthplace of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio raheema’Allah ta’alaa.
- The Introduction
- Chapter 1: The Meaning of the Name Takruur
- Chapter 2: The Boundaries of the Lands of Takruur
- Chapter 3: A Biography of the Scholars of Baghirma
- Chapter 4: The Description of Bornu
- Chapter 5: The Scholars of the Land of Bornu
- Chapter 6: The Country of Ahir
- Chapter 7: Infaq
- Chapter 8: The Seven Hausa Kingdoms
- Chapter 9: A Biography of the Scholars of Hausa land
- Chapter 10: The Biography of Shehu Uthman ibn Fodio
- Chapter 11: The Noble Virtues of the Shehu
- Chapter 12: The Essence of the Teachings of the Shehu
- Chapter 13: How the Shehu Began His Lectures
The Sweet Meadows of Contemplation
Written and compiled by Shaykh Abdul Qadir ibn Mustafa, ‘The Sweet Meadows of Contemplation is a detailed historical guide to the regions referred to by the Scholars as ‘the black lands’ or Bilad us Sudan.
Princes From Among Slaves
Written and compiled by Imam Naim Abdullahi of The Nur uz Zamaan Institute, ‘Princes From Among Slaves’ is a highlight of the Islamic roots of the African American and the early Muslim presence in America.
Zaman ‘n-Nasaara, or ‘The Hour of The Christians & The Muslim Resistance To It’, was written by Shaykh Muhammad Ustadh Shareef (hf) as a history to the dividing of the Sokoto Caliphate and the invasion of the Christian Europeans. The Shaykh also explains the Muslim resistance to it and the manner in which the legacy and jamaat of the Shehu was preserved.
The Sunni Islamic Training of Shaykh Al Hajj Malik ash Shabazz
An excellent book written by Imam Al Hajj Talib abdur Rashid explaining the Sunni Islamic training of Shaykh Al Hajj Malik ash Shabazz (Malcolm X).
MALCOLM X: PRINCE OF ISLAM
MALCOLM X- PRINCE OF ISLAM is the EXPLOSIVE and GRIPPING documentary that shows never before seen footage of al-Hajj Malik ash-Shabazz, a truly Islamic hero.
Islam stands for change. It seeks to change the individual and the society. This change covers every aspect of human life from personal morality to business, economics and politics. It is only natural that Islam should be fought by those who want to keep the status quo. This is the way it has always been throughout history: from Adam to Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa. Isa, and Muhammad (peace be on them). It will happen to anyone who wants to stand up and proclaim the true message of Islam to the world.
In recent times we have the example of Brother Malcolm. He courageously stood firm in the midst of his enemies and was ready to sacrifice everything in the pursuit of seeking the pleasure of Allah (swt). In ‘Prince of Islam’ we learn about his childhood struggles through to him joining the heretical group ‘Nation of Islam’ to him finally accepting the true religion of Islam after performing the Hajj in MECCA.
MAKE IT PLAIN
This an excellent documentary about brother Malcolm X which focuses deeply on his life and features statements from many famous and infamous people who knew brother Malcolm X personally and were deeply effected by his words and actions.
MALCOLM X: THE DOCUMENTARY
An older but very well put together documentary on the life of brother Malcolm X. This documentary goes into great detail about his life and the impact of his words and actions.
60 MINUTES: WHO KILLED MALCOLM X?
Attalah Shabazz confronts Louis Farrakan one on one during an exclusive 60 Minutes show.