Thumama was one of the most powerful Arab rulers before Islam. He was a ruler of the Banu Hanifa tribe and one of the rulers of Al-Yamama. No one dared to challenge what he said. When Thumama received the letter of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) calling him to Islam, he was consumed by anger and rejected it. He wanted to kill the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). Thumama killed a group of companions. He was later by the companions. When the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) saw Thumama, he asked the companions if they knew who they had captured. He (peace and blessigs be upon him) told them they had captured Thumama the leader of Banu Hanifa. While captured Thumama had the best of food and drink, and was cared for very well. After three days the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) set him free. Due to this care and concern Thumama entered Islam.

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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