Topics: Muhammad, Islam, Sahaba Pages: 4 (1131 words) Published: December 22, 2012
The list of non-Arab Sahaba includes the non-Arabs among the original Sahaba of Muhammad. Muhammad had many followers from amongst the Arabs, from many different tribes. However, he also had many non-Arab Sahaba, from many different ethnicities. Some of these non-Arabs were among the most beloved and loyal individuals to Muhammad. The inclusion of these non-Arabs among the original followers of Muhammad and Islam represents the universality of the message of Islam. Contents * 1 Habesha people (of Ethiopia and Eritrea) * 2 Comorian * 3 Copt (Native Egyptian) * 4 Hellenized Arab * 5 Jewish * 6 Pashtun * 7 Persian * 8 Malayali/malabari * 9 Unknown Ethnicity * 10 See also * 11 References| Habesha people (of Ethiopia and Eritrea)

Further information: Habesha people
* Bilal ibn Ribah - while still a slave, he converted to Islam and defiantly resisted torture and persecution (for his conversion) from his pagan slave-master. He later became the first mu'adhdhin (caller to prayer) in Islamic history. * Wahshy ibn Harb- he killed Hamza, Muhammad's beloved uncle and a leading Muslim general and formidable soldier, but redeemed himself when he converted to Islam. He later killed Musaylimah, the most formidable opponent of the Muslims during the Wars of Apostasy. * Usama ibn Zayd - loved by Muhammad almost as equal to a grandson. He was the youngest person ever to be appointed a general by Muhammad. * Umm Ayman (Barakah) - she was around Muhammad from his birth until his death and was the closest example of a mother to him (after his own mother’s death when he was a child). She was the mother of Usama ibn Zayd. * Al-Nahdiah - she converted to Islam while she was a slave, but refused to abandon her new faith even after being tortured and persecuted by her slave-master. She was later freed from slavery. * Lubaynah - she converted to Islam while she was a slave, but refused to abandon her new faith even after being persecuted by her...
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