19 – Nusayba – Defender of the Prophet ﷺ
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Nusayba (may Allah be pleased with her) was a very courageous women from Madina. She was known as Umm Umara. She accepted Islam after hearing the words of Mus’ab ibn Umair (may Allah be pleased with him) about Islam. She was one of only two women to pledge allegiance to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) at the second pledge at ‘Aqaba. Nusayba was very distinguished among the Muslims. She had accepted Islam before ever meeting the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). Nusayba’s bravery was on full display at the battle of Uhud. After the Muslims broke rank and chaos ensued, Nusayba stood firm to protect the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). She participated in most of the battles during the prophetic era, never wavering at the slightest. She asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) to ask Allah that the believers are with him in paradise. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) raised his hands and made the famous supplucation. Nusayba will always be known as someone who stood up for justice and truth.
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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