First Converts to Islam

Khadijah was the first to believe in Allah and His Messenger. After Khadijah, Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) accepted Islam. He was ten years old at the time and living in the house of the Messenger of Allah.

Zayd ibn Harithah, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah, whom he had adopted, also became a Muslim.

Abu Bakr ibn Abi Quhafah also accepted Islam. He made his Islam known. He began to call others to Allah. Through Abu Bakr’s work some of the powerful Quraysh noblemen became Muslims. Uthman ibn Affan, Zubayr ibn al-Awwam, Abdu’r-Rehman ibn Awf, Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas and Talhah ibn Ubaidullah were among those he brought to the Messenger of Allah.

They were followed by other influential men of the Quraysh, including Abu Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, al-Arqam ibn Abi’l-Arqam, Uthman ibn Maz’un, Ubaydah ibn al-Harith ibn al-Muttalib, Sa’id ibn Zayd, Khabab ibn Suhayb (may Allah be pleased with them all).