Famous Events Occurred on the day of 8th Ramadan

  1. The famous Islamic scholar Ibn Majah died.
  2. A Muslim leader, the Seljuk Sultan Alp Arslan took power in 455 AH.
  3. The famous physician Abu Al-Qassim Al-Zahrawi died.

Ibn Majah Born on 8th Ramadan




  • He memorized the Holy Quran and compiled the series of Hadiths and made a book of Hadith himself.
  • Ibn Majah himself studied under many scholars including Al-Zaman and Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and then taught many disciples and his most famous pupils include Ali bin Saeed bin Abdullah al-Ghadani, Ibrahim bin Dinar al-Jarashi al Hamdani, and Ahmed bin Ibrahim al-Qazwini.
  • One of the most famous books written by Ibn Majah is Sunan Ibn Majah, which is considered an encyclopedia of Hadith that includes 40,000 Hadiths between Saheeh, Hasan, and Da’eef.
  • Imam Ibn Majah died on Monday, 7th Ramadan 273 AH, and was buried on the day after means on 8th Ramadan, His brother Abu Bakr prayed at his funeral. Related: Importance of 5th of Ramadan throughout history

Alp Arslan

  • Alp Arslan’s original name was aḍud al-Dawla Abū Shujaʿ Muḥammad ibn Dāʾūd Chaghribeg.
  • On the eighth day of Ramadan, SELJUQ SULTAN nicknamed Alp Arslan, in Turkish Alparslan, meaning the courageous lion.
  • He was the leader of the Muslims in the Battle of Manzikert.
  • The victory of the Muslims in Manzikert was a decisive point in history. in this battle Romans were defeated.
  • Alp Arslan attacked the Roman empire in 1068 AD.
  • The leader of the Seljuk was keen to support Islam and spread the word of Allah. He was eager to fight for the sake of Allah and spreading the call of Islam in the neighboring countries, such as the Armenians and the Romans.
  • The spirit of Islamic Jihad was the driving engine of the victories carried out by Alp Arslan.
  • The control of Alp Arslan now extended over the average part of Asia, 1,200 princes or sons of princes surrounded his throne and 200,000 warriors were at his command.
  • To extend the influence of Islam in the adjoining region, he marched into Armenia and Georgia and finally conquered them in 1064 AD.
  • Alp Arslan set free the Roman leader after defeating them and in return, he sent some coins as a gift for the sultan.
  • Sultan Alp Arslan met with an accident. It so happened that about 11 months after the battle, he arrested a hostile chief named Yousuf. When he was brought to be executed, he suddenly attacked Alp Arslan with his knife.
  • Sultan was seriously wounded and died after a few hours on Nov. 25, 1072, at the young age of 44.
  • He was buried at Merv next to his father Dawood Chaghri Beg.
  • He was replaced by his 17-year-old son Malik Shah who was recognized for his military achievements.

Abu Al-Qassim Al-Zahrawi, A famous Doctor Died

  • On the eighth day of Ramadan in 573 AH, al-Zahrawi expired.
  • He was a Muslim doctor who taught medicine to Europe.
  • His full name was Abu al-Qassim Khalaf ibn Abbas al-Zahrawi, a Muslim physician from al-Zahra in Andalusia, born in 936 AD.
  • Al-Zahrawi was not only a scientist whose name appeared in the books of medicine and history, but his knowledge continued until today.
  • For 500 years, Zahrawi’s books were the main medical references in Europe including “Kitab al-Tasrif,” a thirty-volume encyclopedia of medical practices.
  • Each volume looking at a branch of medicine except volume 30, where he devoted it to the art of surgery, which he called the hand industry.
  • Al-Zahrawi invented a tool called the ironing tool to eliminate damaged tissue by ironing.
  • Zahrawi excelled in the art of surgery until his surgical work became the first reference for Arab and European doctors.
  • He was the first to introduce cotton in medical use.