Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem,
Student 1: “Darn, who was it again?”
Student 2: “Man I don’t know, I didn’t catch that either!”
Sister A: “Ya know, that sahabi who was in..umm…that one battle where the Muslims won?”
Others around her: *confused* ???
After attending many community halaqas, taking Al-Maghrib classes and Ilm Summit, I was finally fed up with my weak memory skills. How is it that I keep forgetting the names of the sahabah? Why is it that I confuse sahabah with tabi’een? Why do I have to guess at the names of those who *should be* my role models?
What’s wrong with this picture? Can I really be a “sahabi-wana-be” without knowing their names and details inside out? If you know what I’m talking about, keep reading, you will appreciate this project inshaAllah!
Project: Sahabah 101 FlashCards ®
What is Sahabah 101?
A unique and one of a kind attempt at learning the names of the sahabah radiya Allahu anhum and committing this knowledge to memory. (I wanna know their names like I know the names of my siblings inshaAllah!)
Ok, but what is it?
*you don’t know what flash cards are and how they work?* (lol, just kidding!)
Basically, the idea is to create flash cards with the names of sahabah on one side and the main facts about them, what they are popular for, along with interesting facts about them on the back.
Cool, how can I help?
😀 Marhaban, marhaban…
Here are the rules of the game at this point:
1. Reply to this post below…or email firstname.lastname@example.org showing interest..
2. Either pick the sahabah you would like to research about from the list below or bring forth your own who interest you..
3. Once you have shown interest, you will be sent further details on what kind of information to collect about the sahabah, sources you can use, etc..
Hmm, why should I do this though?
First off, I’m sure we all need those extra hasanat…and what’s a better way than spreading knowledge through a sadaqa jariyah inshaAllah?! Imagine how much ajer you will have collected years down the road when people have mastered the names and lives of sahabah because of a flashcard you participated in making! May Allah increase your scale of good deeds!!
Here is the still-growing list of sahabah radiya Allahu anhum ajma’een:
NOTE: working on these ~50 sahabah will be somewhat easy inshaAllah as each of them (when you click on it) directly links you to a very short biography of them!!
12. Abu Hurayrah
15. Abu-d Dardaa
17. Adiyy Ibn Hatim
19. Amr Ibn Al-Jamuh
24. Hakim Ibn Hazm
30. Muadh Ibn Jabal
32. Musab Ibn Umayr
33. Nuaym Ibn Masud
34. Rabiah Ibn Kab
37. Said Ibn Zayd
39. Salman Al-Farsi
40. Suhayb Ar-Rumi
41. Suhayl Ibn Amr
43. Thabit Ibn Qays
45. Ubayy Ibn Kab
47. Umayr Ibn Wahb
48. Uqbah Ibn Amir
50. Zayd Al-Khayr
51. Abu Dujana
52. Uthman Ibn Affan
53. Bilal Bin Rabah
We still need many more (can we get to 101 sahabah in total??) If you know of any not on the list, post below 🙂 , jazakum Allahu khairan!
Also, we need a list of “Kids at the time of the Prophet peace be upon him” and “Women at the time of the Prophet peace be upon him”
Ok, I’m still not done with this, I’ll be back soon inshaAllah…till then, take care and remain steadfast inshaAllah…
COMING SOOOOOON inshaAllah!