05 – Miqdad bin Aswad – The Dependable Political Activist

In this  episode of “Simply The Best”, Shaykh Sadullah Khan covers the story  of Miqdad bin Aswad. Miqdad was born in Yemen. He challenged the unjust leaders, and because of his standing up to tyrannical rule was made to leave Yemen. He was one of the first people to accept Islam and gather at Dar al Aqram. He, along with others, migrated to Abyssinia due to the oppression in Makka. he rejoined the Muslims in Madinah and was one of the few horseman at the battle of Badr. Miqdad assured Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) that the companions were in full support of him prior to going out to the battle of Badr. Miqdad was a defender of the truth during ease and difficultly. Always speaking the truth even to those who seem to have power over him.

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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