Umm Ayman grew up in Abysynnia from very humble beginning and was sold into slavery and ended up in Makka. She was taken in by the parents of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), Amina and Abdullah, who were newlyweds at the time. Shortly after the wedding, Abdullah passed away and it was Umm Ayman who comforted Amina. Umm Ayman was present at Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) birth and comforted Amina. Umm Ayman was instructed at the death of Amina to take care of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). She didn’t fail in doing so. She was one of the first people to accept Islam. In Madina she took care of the Muslims at the battle of Uhud.

This podcast presents the series “Noble Ones Around The Chosen One”, by Shaykh Sadullah Khan, originally delivered at Masjid al-Furqan, Islamia College, in Cape Town, South Africa (https://www.islamiacollege.co.za/). The series highlights snapshots of the lives of the phenomenal people who were in the company of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said about his companions (may God be pleased with them): “The best people are those of my generation”. The series aims to inspire us and empower us with knowledge of these exemplary personalities through reflecting on their principled lives.

Shaykh Sadullah Khan memorized the Qur’an at the age of eight, studied Law in South Africa, Journalism in Britain and Islamic Studies in Egypt and USA. He has spearheaded youth development programs in South Africa and the USA for two decades; has been an inspiring religious leader, motivational speaker and an educator for the past 25 years. Shaykh Sadullah is currently the CEO of the Islamia College, in Cape Town, South Africa (https://www.islamiacollege.co.za/).

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