19 – Nusayba – Defender of the Prophet ﷺ

Nusayba (may Allah be pleased with her) was a very courageous women from Madina. She was known as Umm Umara. She accepted Islam after hearing the words of Mus’ab ibn Umair (may Allah be pleased with him) about Islam. She was one of only two women to pledge allegiance to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings […]

18 – Umm Salama – The Knowledgable Women’s Rights Activist

Umm Salama and her husband  Abdullah ibn Abdul-Asad were of the first people to accept Islam after Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) starting receiving revelation. When the news reached the Quraysh of them accepting Islam, they began to persecute them very harshly. They stayed committed to their new faith, and remained steadfast. […]

17 – Salman al-Farsi – Searcher of the Truth

In this podcast, Shaykh Sadullah Khan briefly introduces the noble companion Salman al-Farsi (may Allah be pleased with him). Salman heard of a prophet coming to Arabia and went there to test the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to see if he was a prophet. He witnessed his character, truthfulness, and uprightness […]

16 – Hassan ibn Thabit – Poet of the Prophet ﷺ

In this podcast Shaykh Sadullah Khan introduces the great companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) Hassan ibn Thabit. He was known to be an arbiter and peace maker before accepting Islam. He would travel to give public talks. He embraced Islam at the first sight of the Prophet Muhammad (peace […]

15 – Tufayl ibn ‘Amr al-Dawsi – Led His Tribe to Faith

Tufayl ibn ‘Amr al-Dawsi was known in Makka as a leader, for his keen interest in poetry, and to be very generous. He was the chief of the tribe of Daws. He was not only a leader, but his poetry was like magic to the ears. After Tufayl heard the words of Allah, he commented […]

14 – Thumama bin Uthal – From Royalty to Follower

Thumama was one of the most powerful Arab rulers before Islam. He was a ruler of the Banu Hanifa tribe and one of the rulers of Al-Yamama. No one dared to challenge what he said. When Thumama received the letter of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) calling him to Islam, he was […]

13 – Hudhayfa ibn al-Yaman – The Trusted Confidante

In this podcast Shaykh Sadullah Khan introduces the great companion Hudhayfa ibn al-Yaman (may Allah be pleased with him). He was from the tribe ‘Abs, who had accepted Islam. Hudhayfa grew up between both Makka and Madina. This is how Hudhyfa had a connection to both Makka and Madina. Hudhayfa grew up in a Muslim […]

12 – Abu Dharr – The Ascetic Activist

The Ghifari tribe was known to raid the caravans as they travelled between Syria and Makka. From this tribe came Jundub ibn Junadah to be known as Abu Dharr. Abu Dharr didn’t worship idols like others in his tribe. He heard of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in Mecca calling to one […]

11 – Julaybib – The Outcast Who Became Beloved

In the 6th Century CE, pre-Islam Arabs gave great importance to how someone looked, their lineage, or their connections. This was how they were looked up to or not in Arabian society. Julaybib didn’t excel in any of these therefore was looked down upon. Julaybib was also looked down upon due to the fact his lineage was […]

10 – Umm Ayman – The Prophet’s Mother After His Mother

Umm Ayman grew up in Abysynnia from very humble beginning and was sold into slavery and ended up in Makka. She was taken in by the parents of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), Amina and Abdullah, who were newlyweds at the time. Shortly after the wedding, Abdullah passed away and it was […]