About Bilal Bin Rabah History MP3
Bilal Bin Rabah History MP3
WHO IS BILAL BIN RABAH (RA)::::::
Bilal ibn Rabah (Arabic: بلال ابن رباح (580–640 AD) also known as Bilal al-Habashi, Bilal ibn Riyah, and ibn Rabah), was one of the most trusted and loyal Sahabah (companions) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was born in Mecca and is considered as the first muezzin, chosen by Muhammad himself. He was known for his beautiful voice with which he called people to their prayers. He died in 640, when he was just 57 years old.
BIRTH AND EARLY LIFE
Bilal ibn Rabah was born in Mecca in the Hejaz in the year 580 AD. His father Rabah was an Arab slave from the clan of Banu Jumah while his mother, Hamamah, was a former princess of Abysinna (modern day Ethiopia) who was captured after the event of Amul-Fill (the attempt to destroy the Kaaba) and put into slavery. Being born into slavery, Bilal had no other option but to work for his master, Umayyah ibn Khalaf. Through hard work, Bilal became recognised as a good slave and was entrusted with the keys to the Idols of Arabia. However, racism and sociopolitical statues of Arabia prevented Bilal from achieving a lofty position in society
Persecution of Bilal
When Bilal's master, Umayyah ibn Khalaf, found out, he began to torture Bilal. At the instigation of Abu Jahl, Umayyah bound Bilal and had him dragged around Mecca as children mocked him. Bilal refused to renounce Islam, instead repeating "Ahad Ahad" (God is absolute/one). Incensed at Bilal's refusal, Umayyah ordered that Bilal be whipped and beaten while spread-eagled upon the Arabian sands under the desert sun, his limbs bound to stakes. When Bilal still refused to recant, Umayyah ordered that a hot boulder be placed on Bilal's chest. However, Bilal remained firm in belief and continued to say "Ahad Ahad". News of this slave reached some of Muhammad's companions, who informed the prophet. Muhammad sent Abu Bakr to negotiate for the emancipation of Bilal in exchange for three of Abu Bakr's slaves (a pagan male and his wife and daughter).
In Islam the Adhan (call to prayer) was established by Muhammad in 1 AH (approximately 622-623 AD). He chose Bilal as the first muezzin. Although Sunnis and Shias have a slightly different versions of how Adhan was established, both agree that Islam's first muezzin was Bilal.
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