Umm Salama and her husband Abdullah ibn Abdul-Asad were of the first people to accept Islam after Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) starting receiving revelation. When the news reached the Quraysh of them accepting Islam, they began to persecute them very harshly. They stayed committed to their new faith, and remained steadfast. As the persecution continued they were unable to worship Allah without fearing harm. So along with a group of Muslims, they were given permission to migrate to Abyssinia where they could worship Allah without fear of harm. Even though they were granted safety in Abyssinia, Umm Salama and her husband longed to return to Makka to be near the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The family was separated on their attempts to migrate to Madina. Abdullah was able to migrate. After some time they were united. After the battle of Uhud Abdullah died. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) preposed to Umm Salama. She told the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that she was a very jealous person. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made du’a to rid her of her jealously and it was answered.
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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