Abu Zainab

About Abu Zainab

A Computing teacher by profession Abu teaches children aged 11-18. His background is in Computer Science with an Honours Degree in Computing. Currently writing for Top Islamic as the head editor. His passion is to disseminate computing and Islamic concepts to the willing ... Connect on Facebook.

Easy Medoo PHP PDO Wrapper Tips & Tricks

I recently started using Medoo it's a lightweight PHP database framework/wrapper, so far it has helped me on my side projects and it has certainly accelerated parts of the development. Although the documentation is good, there are a few things you have to look very closely to find. Since I have found them I will [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Tutorials|0 Comments

Updated: Muslim Football Players Premier League 2017-18

The Premier League season this year 2017-18 is set to top the all-time transfer records, with huge fees being paid. And muslim football players are no exception to it! Updated after January transfer 2018: There have been more new additions and deletions to the list below, Cenk Tosun and Serge Aurier of Everton and Spurs [...]

By | August 6th, 2017|Football|15 Comments

20 Dhikr with Exceptional Reward

Dhikr which means remembrance, usually translates to remembrance of Allah (dhikr Ullah) are short verses or duas that are uttered silently or aloud to gain rewards. For everything there is a polish, and the polish for the heart is the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah - Abu Dardaa There are a lot of short duas that [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Spirituality|3 Comments

7 Islamic WordPress Plugins

Islamic WordPress plugins for your website. WordPress accounts for around 31% of the websites on the entire www! And it has over 42,000 plugins in its repository. This makes it the most popular CMS/blog engine in the entire world-wide web. It's easy to use and the learning curve isn't very hard at all. If you're [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|Plugins, Websites|1 Comment

Verses and Hadith about Dua

Dua is asking the creator, Allah (swt) to assist in one's life it is also a means to asking for forgiveness. I have collected a list of verses from the Quran and ahadith about making dua. Doing dua on its own isn't enough though it is an excellent thing to do. Actions needed after making [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Quotes, Quran, Spirituality|3 Comments

Muslim Players Premier League 2016-17

A world record £89M fee for a Muslim Football Player in the Premier league! It's set to become the most exciting league season, check the entire list of Muslim Players playing in the league this season 2016-17 and the total transfer fee paid by clubs. A new football season and it's time for me to [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Football, Sports|12 Comments

Euro 2016 Muslim Footballers

The complete list of muslim football players, playing this year at the Euro 2016 in France. Notably it is in the month of Ramadan too, here's a piece on nutrition and advice from Dr. Zafar Iqbal (team Dr at Crystal Palace). There are a lot of muslim footballers in the European championship competition, we'll look [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Football, Sports|22 Comments

Top Islamic Website Design Templates

Islamic website design templates are much-needed as Islamic or Muslim websites are on the rise, some have been around for 10 years or more and some are still up and coming. A lot of the websites' designs aren't really appealing and can be cluttered at times. Update: Because all the islamic templates from the past [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Design|38 Comments