In episode 5 of the Firsts, Sh. Omar Suleiman introduces us to Barakah Bint Thalaba, or Umm Ayman, the woman who never stopped caring. Umm Ayman was a second mother to the Prophet ﷺ after his mother passed. Not only is she the second woman to accept Islam, she is the only woman to have been with him from his birth till his death.
In episode 4 of the Firsts, dive into the many “firsts” accomplished by the best woman of her time, Kadijah bint Khuwaylid (ra), the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) first love and wife. Sh. Omar Suleiman describes the relationship and love between Khadijah (ra) and the Prophet (pbuh), her support, and her station as the first woman to become Muslim.
We find Waraqa in the seerah and at the very beginning of Sahih Bukhari, but with little beyond his death – making the rest of his life a mystery. Who was he before that? What is his story? What is his status? Sh. Omar Suleiman tells the story of Waraqa Ibn Nawfal, the first to confirm the prophethood.
Zaid Ibn Amr Ibn Nufaid (ra) is an absolutely remarkable figure in the history of Islam and has a story unlike any other from the companions of the Prophet ﷺ. Aside from being a monotheist before the coming of Islam, he would guide people to what pleased Allah based on intuition and fitrah (natural disposition).
In this lecture, Shaykh Sulaiman Moola speaks about the importance of justice (adl’) in our lives. He takes us through examples from the life of the Prophet SAW and sahabas in regards to how they also were always just regardless on what the situation was.
Abdur-Rahman ibn Awf (may Allah be please with him) was one of the close companions of Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) and his life story is certainly one worth studying and emulating. He was one of the first eight people to accept Islam.
Othman has a resume that is unmatched in its generosity, humbleness, and unique accomplishments. It is necessary to understand these honors before we delve into his caliphate deeper. Some of these accomplishments and honors will refute some of the later accusations made against him by the rebels of his time.
This session will focus on the complaints of the rebels and his martyrdom. Special emphasis will be given on Othman’s insistence on not spilling Muslim blood and how that differs from the modern discourse & rhetoric that is used to devalue life and cheapen blood.
The greatest gift Othman ever gave the ummah was the compilation of the Quran which we read to this day. What was the process of the preservation of the Quran like? What is the significance of this process and why is it important today? Othman bin Affan was known to have an exemplary relationship with the Quran. We will take a step back and discuss how our relationship with the Quran is today and practical steps to improve it.
The standard of justice that Omar set during his khilafa was so remarkable, that Omar could be seen sleeping peacefully in public with no body guards. This session will focus on several of the difficult, sometimes controversial, decisions that he made which ultimately led to that peace and prosperity.
Mufti Hussain Kamani delivers a lecture inspiring us to learn and follow in the footsteps of the Sahabah, may Allah be pleased with them all. This lecture took place on Thursday 13th March 2014 at Masjid Khadijah & Islamic Center in Peterborough, UK.