Ibn Wahb al-Rasibi

ʿAbd Allāh (or ʿAbdullāh) ibn Wahb al-Rāsibī (died 17 July 658 AD) was an early leader of the Khārijites. Of the Bajīla tribe, he was a tābiʿī, one who learned the teachings of Islam directly from a ṣaḥāba (companion) of Muḥammad. Continue reading

First Islamic Sectarian Controversy

The first Islamic sectarian controversy arose during the Muslim civil war following the assassination of third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan in 656 leading to the Battle of Siffin in 657 in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

Founding of Kharijites Sect

Abd ibn Wahb al-Rasibi founded the Islamic sect Kharijites which separated during the first Islamic civil war in 657 in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

Muhammad First Mosque

Muhammad built the Prophet’s Mosque between 622-634 in his Medina, Saudi Arabia backyard. Continue reading

Abu Bakr was First Islamic Convert

Abu Bakr the father-in-law of Muhammad was Islam’s first convert in 622. Continue reading

Muhammad Established the Salah

Muhammad established the Muslim prayer ritual, the salah in 622, consisting of statements of faith, recitations from the Qur'an, and a sequence of postures, including standing, bowing, sitting, and prostration. Continue reading

Islam Recognized Religious Minorities

Islam tolerated minor religious Christian and Jewish communities living near Jordan, Saudi Arabia in 630 as the Muslims required pagans to convert to islam or risk being killed. Continue reading

Muawiyah I

Muawiyah I (Arabic: معاوية بن أبي سفيان‎, Muʿāwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān; 602 – 26 April 680) was the founder and first caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate. Continue reading

Islamic Revivalist Reform Movement In Persia

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, an Arabian theologian launched the Islamic revivalist reform movement in 1736. Continue reading

Assassination of Caliph Uthman ibn Affan

Islamic civil war erupted upon the assassination of the third caliph Uthman ibn Affan, in 656 by Egyptian soldiers. Continue reading