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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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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.

    Abdurrahman Ibn Awf (ra): A Generous Soul

    Abdurrahman Ibn Awf (ra): A Generous Soul

    Greet your Ramadan with Sadaqah! Schedule your donation to automatically process on the first of Ramadan.Abdurrahman Ibn Awf (ra) was known for his generosity and never missed a moment to earn and spend in pursuit of the pleasure of Allah.

    • 50 min
    Abu Ubaydah Ibn Al Jarrah (ra): The Trustworthy One

    Abu Ubaydah Ibn Al Jarrah (ra): The Trustworthy One

    Greet your Ramadan with Sadaqah! Schedule your donation to automatically process on the first of Ramadan.Listen as Dr. Omar Suleiman explores the life of Abu Ubaydah Ibn Al Jarrah (ra), the one who was always serving the Ummah’s interests, and never...

    • 52 min
    Sawda Bint Zama’a (ra): The Prophet’s Joy

    Sawda Bint Zama’a (ra): The Prophet’s Joy

    After the grief of losing Khadijah (ra), Sawada Bint Zama’a (ra) brought joy and comfort to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ with her unique spirit of generosity and selflessness.

    • 44 min
    Saalim Mawla Abu Hudhaifa (ra) : The Imam of the People of Quran

    Saalim Mawla Abu Hudhaifa (ra) : The Imam of the People of Quran

    He was a Persian slave of unknown status before Islam, but rose to the highest rank amongst the companions due to his love for the Quran.

    • 22 min
    Abu Hudhaifa Ibn Utbah (ra): Seeking Another Status

    Abu Hudhaifa Ibn Utbah (ra): Seeking Another Status

    He could have been the next leader of Quraysh, but he knew he wanted something greater early on in Islam.

    • 34 min
    Talha Ibn Ubaydillah (ra): The Living Martyr

    Talha Ibn Ubaydillah (ra): The Living Martyr

    He was distinguished with many traits, but particularly for standing by the Prophet ﷺ on the day of Uhud. It was to the extent that this day is called the day of Talha.

    • 46 min

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