In this podcast Shaykh Sadullah Khan introduces the great companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) Hassan ibn Thabit. He was known to be an arbiter and peace maker before accepting Islam. He would travel to give public talks. He embraced Islam at the first sight of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and was from the Ansar. He became famous for using his poetic skills. He became an ardent champion of the cause of Islam and responded to the Quraysh with poetry. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) would ask him to recite poetry. He would respond with majestic praise of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He was able to do with his poetry what others could do with their swords. He lived to 120 years old, having lived 60 years before accepting Islam, and 60 years after accepting 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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