I love Islamic lectures. I remember when my husband and I were based in the USA and would have to make long road trips to visit relatives in Chicago and Indiana. We would get a stack of CDs and some munchies and we would be good to go.

Now that I am a mother, there are days when it is hard to find the time or muster the energy to sit down and read. When Marz was still a baby, I had to stop attending a Tafseer class as she refused to let anyone look after her (including her dad!). It made me so sad and I felt bereft ilm-wise. I thought at first that my CDs and mp3s were a poor substitute but really… alhamdulillah, I’ve learnt quite a bit. You take the `ilm whenever you can get it, wherever you can get it and however you can get it!

Anyway, here are lectures on Islamic History that you might enjoy – the ones without links are not free/downloadable lectures. You’ll have to purchase the CDs.

By Suhayb Hassan

By Abu `Ammar Yasir Qadhi

By Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo

By Yahya Adel Ibrahim

By Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

By Dr Jaa`far Sheikh Idris

By Muhammad Syed Adly

  • Prophecies of the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam 1/3 : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Prophecies of the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam 2/3: 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
  • Prophecies of the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam 3/3: 9 | 10 | 11

From Audio Islam

Suhaib Webb

  • Mothers of the Believers

Muhammad Alshareef

  • Lessons from The Life of Eesa Ibn Maryam