02 – Abdullah ibn Mas’oud – The Shepherd Who First Recited The Qur’an

In this episode, Shaykh Sadullah Khan covers the story of the great companion Abdullah ibn Mas’oud (may God be pleased with him). Abdullah ibn Mas’oud (may God be pleased with him) was a young shepherd in Quraysh when he met Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Abdullah ibn Mas’oud (may God be pleased with him) was impressed and captured by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and closely followed him for the rest of his life. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) made a supplication for Abdullah to be learned and have deep knowledge, and it was so. Abdullah ibn Mas’oud (may God be pleased with him) was the first to recite Qur’an publicly to Quraysh in Mecca, in front of the Ka’ba. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) attested to the recitation of Abdullah ibn Mas’oud’s (may God be pleased with him) recitation of the Qur’an and said: “Whoever wishes to hear the Qur’an accurately, as it was revealed, let him listen to the recitation of ibn Umm Abd.”

This podcast presents the series “Noble Ones Around The Chosen One”, by Shaykh Sadullah Khan, originally delivered at Masjid al-Furqan, Islamia College, in Cape Town, South Africa (https://www.islamiacollege.co.za/). The series highlights snapshots of the lives of the phenomenal people who were in the company of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said about his companions (may God be pleased with them): “The best people are those of my generation”. The series aims to inspire us and empower us with knowledge of these exemplary personalities through reflecting on their principled lives.

Shaykh Sadullah Khan memorized the Qur’an at the age of eight, studied Law in South Africa, Journalism in Britain and Islamic Studies in Egypt and USA. He has spearheaded youth development programs in South Africa and the USA for two decades; has been an inspiring religious leader, motivational speaker and an educator for the past 25 years. Shaykh Sadullah is currently the CEO of the Islamia College, in Cape Town, South Africa (https://www.islamiacollege.co.za/).

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