Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim
Iqra Islamic Publications
Welcome to Islam
Accept Islam for your salvation
Live according to Islam for your spiritual progress

Great Muslims Of All Times

The First To Accept Islam (As-Saabiqun al-Awwalun)

As-Saabiqun al-Awwalun are the first and the foremost sahaba (companions) who believed in the message of Islam brought by Prophet Muhammad, those who made the first hijra (migration) to al-Habash (Abyssinia, now Ethiopia), those among the Ansar (Helpers from Madina) who pledged their loyalty to Prophet Muhammad at 'Aqaba, the first and the second time, and those who migrated to Madina prior to Prophet Muhammad, may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him.

As-Saabiqul al-Awwalun are mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in verse (9:100)

Some of the well-known companions who were the first to accept Islam and follow Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, are:

1. Sayyidatina Khadija bint Khuwaylid

2. Sayyidina 'Ali ibn Abi Talib

3. Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq

4. Sayyidina Zayd ibn Harithah

5. Sayyidina 'Uthman ibn 'Affan

6. Sayyidina Zubayr ibn al-'Awwaam

7. Sayyidina 'AbdurRahman ibn 'Awf

8. Sayyidina Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas

9. Sayyidina Talha ibn 'Ubaydillah

10. Sayyidina Abu 'Ubayda, 'Aamir ibn 'Abdillah ibn al-Jarrah

11. Sayyidina Sa'id ibn Zayd

12. Sayyidatina Fatima bint al-Khattab
(she was the wife of Sayyidina Sa'id ibn Zayd mentioned above and the sister of Sayyidina 'Umar al-Faruq)

13. Sayyidina al-Arqam ibn Abu'l Arqam

14. Sayyidina 'Uthman ibn Maz'un

15. Sayyidatina Khawlah, the wife of Sayyidina 'Uthman ibn Maz'un

16. Sayyidina Bilal ibn Rabah

17. Sayyidina Abu Dharr al-Ghifari

18. Sayyidina 'Amir ibn Fuhayrah

19. Sayyidina 'Ammar ibn Yasir

20. Sayyidatina Sumayya bint Khubbat, mother of Sayyidina 'Ammar ibn Yasir

21. Sayyidina Suhayb ibn Sinan ar-Rumi

22. Sayyidina Miqdad ibn 'Amr (also known as Sayyidina Miqdad al-Aswad)

23. Sayyidina Mus'ab ibn 'Umayr

24. Sayyidina Ja'far ibn Abi Talib

25. Sayyidatina Asma' bint 'Umays ibn an-Nu'man
(wife of Sayyidina Ja'far ibn Abi Talib mentioned above)

26. Sayyidatina Umm al-Fadl, Lubaba bint al-Harith
(the aunt of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and the wife of his uncle Sayyidina 'Abbas ibn 'Abdul Muttalib)

27. Sayyidatina Safiyya
(the aunt of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and the mother of Sayyidina Zubayr ibn al-'Awwaam)

28. Sayyidatina Umm Ruman, wife of Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq

29. Sayyidatina Asma' bint Abu Bakr as-Siddiq

30. Sayyidatina Umm Ayman, who married Sayyidina Zayd ibn Harithah

31. Sayyidina Khabbab ibn al-Aratt

32. Sayyidina 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

33. Sayyidina 'Abdullah ibn Jahsh ibn Ri'ab

34. Sayyidina Abu Hudhayfa ibn 'Utba

35. Sayyidina Hamza ibn 'Abdul Muttalib

36. Sayyidina 'Umar ibn al-Khattab,

may Allah be pleased with them all.

Appreciative Explanation

1. The above list is partial rather than comprehensive. It includes the names of only the more well-known companions of the beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, who were the first to accept Islam.

2. An attempt has been made to sequence these in the order in which they accepted Islam, based on Hadith sources though no such sequence can claim complete accuracy.

3. Only 40 men and 11 women had accepted Islam in the first six years of the mission of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. However, by the time of his Farewell Pilgrimage at the end of his full 23 years of mission, 124,000 companions had accepted Islam.

Sallu 'ala'r Rasul
Allahumma Salli wa Sallim 'alayh

< Return