This episode is about a true warrior in Islam, the companion Khubayb bin ‘Adi (may Allah be pleased with him). He was of the first of the people to accept Islam after the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) migrated from Makka to Madina. He was of those who participated in the battle of Badr without hesitation. After the battle of Badr he was captured and tortured and mocked because of his faith. He was the first of the arabs to be crucified. Prior to his death he was allowed to pray. His compliant to Allah in his last prayers was that he was in complete need of him, and that death was preferred to turning away from faith. Khubayb was the first person to be crucified in Islam.

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 ( 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 (

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