What was the life of the Prophet

Q 1: It is well-known that the first man to embrace Islam was Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him). (Part No. 4; Page No. 391) However, we found it written in the third part of “Suwar min Hayat Al-Sahabah” [Glimpses of the Lives of the Prophet’s Companions], a textbook for the third grade of middle school students, that the first man to embrace Islam was Zayd ibn Harithah ibn Sharahil. Please tell us which of these two men was the first to embrace Islam and may Allah reward you!


A: The correct opinion is that the first to embrace Islam from the men was Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), from the women was Khadijah, from the boys was `Aly, and from the slaves were Zayd ibn Harithah and Bilal. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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