Trendsetters, Revivers, and Strangers Who are The Firsts? There are forerunners in every age and circumstance. They rise to the occasion, and inspire a generation. They are the firsts that are chosen to lead the way for humanity. In this series, we will go through not only the famous firsts in Islamic history, but the … Read more
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Zaid Ibn Amr (ra)_ A One Man Ummah Zaid Ibn Amr Ibn Nufaid (ra) is an absolutely remarkable figure in the history of Islam and has a story unlike any other from the companions of the Prophet ﷺ. Aside from being a monotheist before the coming of Islam, he would guide people to what pleased … Read more
Waraqa Ibn Nawfal_ The First to Confirm Prophethood We find Waraqa in the seerah and at the very beginning of Sahih Bukhari, but with little beyond his death – making the rest of his life a mystery. Who was he before that? What is his story? What is his status? Sh. Omar Suleiman tells the … Read more
Khadijah_ His First Love, Our First Mother In episode 4 of the Firsts, dive into the many âfirstsâ accomplished by the best woman of her time, Kadijah bint Khuwaylid (ra), the Prophet Muhammadâs (pbuh) first love and wife. Sh. Omar Suleiman describes the relationship and love between Khadijah (ra) and the Prophet (pbuh), her support, … Read more
Umm Ayman_ The Woman Who Never Stopped Caring In episode 5 of the Firsts, Sh. Omar Suleiman introduces us to Barakah Bint Thalaba, or Umm Ayman, the woman who never stopped caring. Umm Ayman was a second mother to the Prophet ï·º after his mother passed. Not only is she the second woman to accept … Read more
Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) – courageous and steadfast In episode 5 of the Firsts, Sh. Omar Suleiman introduces us to Barakah Bint Thalaba, or Umm Ayman, the woman who never stopped caring. Umm Ayman was a second mother to the Prophet ﷺ after his mother passed. Not only is she the second woman to … Read more
Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra)_ Courageous & Steadfast _ Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ love for Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) was immense. It is narrated that the Prophet ﷺ asked Allah to show love to those who love Ali and to show hate to those who hate Ali. Tune in to episode 6 of The Firsts … Read more
The First Family – Ali (ra) and Fatima (ra) Both Ali and Fatima were raised by the beloved Prophet ﷺ and had a special place in his heart. They were married by the Prophet ﷺ then counseled by him. Through their blessed marriage, a community came together and a community remains inspired. They faced obstacles … Read more
Ali and Fatima_ From Love to the Pain of Death Many came to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, asking whom he loved the most, including Ali (ra) and Fatima (ra). He had the most eloquent answer, while maintaining his character of honesty. Even though Fatima was very dear to him and his heart was very attached … Read more
Abu Bakr_ Second to None in the Pursuit of God Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (ra) was the ultimate “first”: quick to believe, quick to do good, never hesitant to follow the Prophet ï·º, and had a natural instinct toward good. In Episode 9 of The Firsts, Sh. Omar Suleiman describes the noble character of Abu Bakr … Read more