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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves into the story behind the conversion to Islam of one of the most illustrious poet of the time - Ka'b ibn Zuhayr who was the son of Zuhayr ibn Abi Salma. Zuhayr was a celebrated poet himself having written the seven hanging poems. He had died before the advent of Islam but his son Ka'ab had huge animosity for the Muslims writing poetry against them and also belittling women in the worst way possible.

Ka'ab thought about conversion to Islam on the insistence of his newly converted Muslim brother and this brings him to Madinah to the Prophet ﷺ. And he eventually does enter the religion of Islam. How does it happen? Listen intently.

'The poem of Banat Su'ad' is an important topic for discussion which was given the name - 'the poem of the Burda'.how did this come to be?what is the story behind this?There are two Burdas: the original Burda (cloak) which is the original one and this is was written by Ka'b.

When the Prophet ﷺ heard this poem, he was immensely moved and hence, he took off his cloak and handed it to him. Imagine! This could be the unparalleled prestige and honour that could be granted to a poet. The version of the Burda that is commonly recited in this time is - the Burda of Busairi.

Also, Shaykh Yasir discusses the incidents that transpired between Tufail ibn Amr and the destruction of the idol named Dhil Kafayn. Also, the story of Ali ibn Abi Talib being sent on a mission to At-Thay for the same purpose make up the next part of the video.

The death of the daughter of Prophet ﷺ, Zainab bint Muhammad who was his eldest daughter happened in the 8H. Zainab, Ruqayyah and Umm Kulthum RA - this is the order of the death of his daughters. Fatima RA died 6 months post the death of the Prophet ﷺ.


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