129 episodes

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.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

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.

    Juwayriya bint al-Harith (ra): A Blessing to Her People

    Juwayriya bint al-Harith (ra): A Blessing to Her People

    She was a distinguished woman due to her lineage, beauty, and nobility before Islam. But our mother would go on to be distinguished by a specific form of worship. She was a blessing to her people through her marriage to the Prophet ﷺ and an example for our Ummah.

    • 57 min
    Safiyya bint Huyayy (ra): A Heart of Gold | The Firsts | Dr. Omar Suleiman

    Safiyya bint Huyayy (ra): A Heart of Gold | The Firsts | Dr. Omar Suleiman

    From the lineage of a noble Prophet, Safiyya was viewed with deep suspicion at times due to her roots. But she shined most with the Prophet ﷺ in regards to her love, care, and empathy.

    • 1 hr
    Maymunah bint al-Harith (ra): A Blessed Wedding | The Firsts | Dr. Omar Suleiman

    Maymunah bint al-Harith (ra): A Blessed Wedding | The Firsts | Dr. Omar Suleiman

    Her marriage to the Prophet ﷺ coincided with a beautiful occasion, and her wedding was her most precious memory.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (ra): The Secret Keeper | The Firsts | Dr. Omar Suleiman

    Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (ra): The Secret Keeper | The Firsts | Dr. Omar Suleiman

    He was entrusted with the most sensitive of secrets due to the special sincerity he possessed. After the tragic death of his father, he lived as the trustee of this Ummah.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Tufayl ibn Amr (ra): The Hidden Legend

    Tufayl ibn Amr (ra): The Hidden Legend

    Behind the conversion of Abu Huraira (ra) and the legacy he would leave behind is a hidden legend from the tribe of al-Daws named Tufayl ibn Amr (ra). While he narrates not a single hadith, his complete story is full of wisdom and worth pondering upon in it's own right.

    • 54 min
    Abu Huraira (ra): The Preserver of Hadith

    Abu Huraira (ra): The Preserver of Hadith

    The most prolific narrator of ahadith from our beloved Prophet ﷺ, and the heart that Allah chose to give us access to the Sunnah like no other.

    • 1 hr 14 min

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