“Firsts” in Islam

We often remember many events and names in history like Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci,etc. How well do we know our Islamic history, not just of our country, but of the people who were the custodians of Deen after the demise of our beloved Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam)? Take the quiz below. Don’t cheat by scrolling way down and looking at the names.

• Who was the first person to accept Islam after Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) brought the Message?

• Who, from amongst the male adult companions of Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) was the first to accept Islam?

• From amongst the children, who was the first to accept Islam?

• From amongst the slaves, who was the first to accept Islam?

• Where was the first meeting place in Islam?

• Who was the first child born to Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) and Khadeejah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa)?

• Who was the first person to die defending Islam?

• Who was the first male martyr in Islam?

• Who was the first female martyr in Islam?

• Who was the first Sahaabi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) to recite the Qur-aan aloud to the Quraysh?

• Who shot the first arrow in Islam? In the battle of Uhud, he killed three mushrikeen (polytheists) with one arrow?

• Which Sahaabi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) was the first Muhaajir to be buried in the cemetery of al-Baqee’?

• Who was the first child to be born to the Muhajireen (immigrants) in Madeenah?

• Who was the first Sahaabi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) to greet Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) with the greeting – “As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah“?

• Who was the first Sahaabi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) to light a lamp in Masjid-un-Nabawiyy? When Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) saw this he exclaimed in exuberance :- “If I had a daughter, I would have given her hand in marriage to you!”

• For whom was the first Salaat-ul Janaazah performed (by Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam)in 1 AH?

• Which Sahaabi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) was the first to introduce the tradition of performing salaah before being executed?

• Which was the first Sahaabi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) to be named “Muhammad“ after Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam)?

• Who was the first Sahaabi to give all his wealth away in an expedition for Islam?

• By whom was the first prison built in Islam?

• Where was the first masjid (mosque) in Islam built?

• Which two Sahaabah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhum) were the first to accept Islam from the Ansaar?

• Which couple was the first to emigrate in the path of Allah, to Abyssinia?

• Who was the first wife of Rasoolullaah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) to pass away after Sayyidah Khadeejah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa)?

• Who was the first to create a sea-fleet and to develop a naval power in Islam?

• Who was the first officially appointed and independent judge in Islam?

• Who was the first person in Islam to compile a book on Ahaadeeth called “As-Sahifah as-Saadiqah“ in the time of Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) which was later incorporated by Ahmad ibn Hanbal (rahiahullah) in his voluminous book al-Musnad?

• Who was the first Muslim to be killed on foreign soil?

• Who was the first person sent to spread Islam under the instructions of Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) and the first teacher of Qur-aan?

• Which Sahaabi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) was the first to be buried at Kufa (a city in Iraq)?

• Who was the first to call out the Adhaan in al-Ka’bah?

• Who was the first woman to ever memorise the entire Qur-aan?

• Who was the first person to start the Islamic lunar calendar?

• Who was the first governor of Madeenah?

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Sayyidah Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa)

Sayyidunaa Abu Bakr (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa ‘Ali (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Zaid ibn-ul Haarithah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

The house of Arqam bin Abil-Arqam in Makkah.

Sayyidunaa Qaasim (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Haarith ibn Abi Haalah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Yasir ibn ‘Amir Al- ‘Ansiyy (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidah Sumayyah bint Khabbaab (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa), wife of Sayyidunaa Yasir (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa ‘Uthmaan bin Maz‘oon (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Abu Dharr Ghiffaari (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Tameem ibn- Aws ad-Daari (sent his slave, Fateh, to light a candle in Musjid-e-Nabawi. Due to this act, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) changed his name to “Siraaj”.

Sayyidunaa As‘ad bin Zuraarah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Khubaib (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Muhammad bin Haatib al-Jumahi (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Abu Bakr (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Qubaa

Sayyidunaa Ma’adh ibn-ul Haarith and Raf’ ibn Maalik (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhumaa)

Sayyidunaa ‘Uthmaan and Sayyidah Ruqayyah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhumaa)

Sayyidah Zainab bint al-Khuzaymah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa)

Sayyidunaa Mu-aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Zaid ibn Thaabit (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn-ul ‘Aas (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Zaid ibn-ul Haarithah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Mus’ab ibn ‘Umayr (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Khabbaab ibn-ul Aratt (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Bilaal al-Habshiyy (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidah ‘Aa-ishah bint Abi Bakr (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa)

Sayyidunaa ‘Umar ibn-ul Khattaab (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

Sayyidunaa Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu)

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