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 unkown. Therefore none knew who his mother or father were. It was said Julaybib was looked down upon both physically and socially. Jualaybib was an outcast. Therefore he avoided many of the social gathering. After the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and give him peace) entered Madinah, Julaybib sought out the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) and accepted Islam. The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) out of his care and concern for everyone, paid particular attention to Julaybib. Julaybib came up missing in one of the battles of the Muslims. They found him surrounded by the seven disbelievers he had killed in the battle. Julaybib died being beloved to Allah ta’ala.

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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