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 that they were like no words he had ever heard, and he accepted Islam. A light emanated from him after accepting Islam. He immediately called his tribe to Islam after accepting Islam himself. His tribe rejected Islam harshly, and in fact, increased in their improprieties. Tufayl asked the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) to pray for them. Tufayl returned to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) with 80 families having accepted 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 (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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