The Firsts: The Forerunners of Islam is the series that visits trailblazers of the ummah. Those that rise to the occasion, and inspire a generation. Host Sh. Dr. Omar Suleiman dives into the stories of the giants who were the first of their kind in this world, and distinguished in the next. Listen in to revive the personalities buried in history.Let’s meet the Firsts. This series is brought to you by Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. We aim to make academic and Islamically-credible scholarship mainstream through accessible resources such as infographics, animations, podcasts, learning materials, and more. Visit www.yaqeeninstitute.org or download the Yaqeen app from the app store to continue dismantling doubts, nurturing conviction, and inspiring contribution, one truth at a time.
Umm Habiba (ra) – Part 2: Royalty Redefined
Umm Habiba (ra) never defined herself by who her father or tribe were. Instead, she always remained grateful for what Allah had given her through her husband.Sign up here to get notes sent straight to your inbox.
Umm Habiba (ra) - Part 1: A Dream Come True
Umm Habiba (ra) embraced Islam despite her father being a chief antagonist and migrated to Abyssinia where she would be widowed. She would then await some sort of sign of what was to come. That sign came through a dream that would result in the most...
Umm Salama (ra): A Legacy of Wisdom (Part 2)
She was most elegant and wise, and left behind her legacy through her support of the Prophet ﷺ, her students, her children, and the likes of Imam Hassan Al Basri who were brought up in her home. Sign up here to get notes sent straight to your inbox.
Umm Salama (ra): A Separated Family (Part 1)
This is the story of the family of Umm Salama (ra). A blessed family that was the first to make 3 Hijrahs, yet was painfully separated more than once.Sign up here to get notes sent straight to your inbox.
Najashi - Ashama Ibn Abjar (ra): The Righteous King
The Najashi of Abyssinia (Modern Day Ethopia) gave shelter to the Muslims when no one would, and eventually became a Muslim himself. But did you know that his uncle and brothers once sold him into slavery and that his character was shaped by that...
Jafar Ibn Abi Talib (ra): Flying In Paradise
Before he earned his wings in Paradise, Jafar Ibn Abi Talib (ra) earned a special place in the heart of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He went down in history as the eloquent young man who brought an Abyssinian king to Islam.Sign up here to get notes sent straight...