In this podcast, Shaykh Sadullah Khan briefly introduces the noble companion Salman al-Farsi (may Allah be pleased with him). Salman heard of a prophet coming to Arabia and went there to test the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to see if he was a prophet. He witnessed his character, truthfulness, and uprightness and Salman accepted Islam. After accepting Islam he was someone who become very beloved to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “ Salman, he is from my household.” Salman suggested the building of the trench at the Battle of the Trench to protect the Muslims from their enemy. Salman was honored by his piety and elevated by his faith. Salman al-Farsi was one of the three mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) that paradise longed for.

 

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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