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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.