Hazrat Ali(a.s) : The First Muslim who Accepted islam.


Since Ali was a member of the Prophet’s own family, he was inevitably the first, among males, to receive the message of Islam. He testified that God was One, and that Muhammad was His messenger. And he was very eager to stand behind Muhammad Mustafa to offer prayers. Since then Muhammad was never seen at prayer except when Ali was with him. The boy also memorized the verses of Al-Qur’an al-Majid as and when they were revealed to Muhammad. In this manner, he literally grew up with Qur’an. In fact, Ali and Qur’an “grew up” together as “twins” in the house of Muhammad Mustafa and Khadija-tul-Kubra. Muhammad Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah, had found the first Muslima in Khadija, and the first Muslim in Ali ibn Abi Talib.

Muhammad ibn Ishaq

Ali was the first male to believe in the Apostle of God, to pray with him and to believe in his divine message, when he was a boy of ten. God favored him in that he was brought up in the care of the Apostle before Islam began. (The Life of the Messenger of God)

Muhammad Husayn Haykal

Ali was then the first youth to enter Islam. He was followed by Zayd ibn Harithah, Muhammad’s client. Islam remained confined to the four walls of one house. Besides Muhammad himself, the converts of the new faith were his wife, his cousin, and his client. (The Life of Muhammad, Cairo, 1935)

Marmaduke Pickhtall

The first of all his (Muhammad’s) converts was his wife, Khadija; the second his first cousin Ali, whom he had adopted; the third his servant Zeyd, a former slave. (Introduction to the Translation of Holy Qur’an, Lahore, Pakistan, 1975)

The third “witness” who accepted Islam, was Zayd ibn Haritha, the freedman of Muhammad, and a member of his household.

Tor Andre

Zaid was one of the first to accept Islam, in fact the third, after Khadija and Ali. (Mohammed, the Man and his Faith, 1960)

Ali ibn Abi Talib was the first male to accept Islam, and his precedence is beyond any question. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the poet-philosopher of Indo-Pakistan, calls him, not the first, but “the foremost Muslim.”

Ibn Ishaq

From Yahya b. al-Ash’ath b. Qays al-Kindi from his father, from his grandfather Afiif: Al-Abbas b. Abdul Muttalib was a friend of mine who used to go often to the Yaman to buy aromatics and sell them during the fairs. While I was with him in Mina, there came a man in the prime of life and performed the full rites of ablution and then stood up and prayed. Then a woman came out and did her ablution and stood up and prayed. Then out came a youth just approaching manhood, did his ablutions, then stood up and prayed by his side. When I asked Al-Abbas what was going on, and he said that it was his nephew Muhammad b. Abdullah b. Abdul Muttalib, who alleges that Allah has sent him as an Apostle; the other is my brother’s son, Ali ibn Abi Talib, who has followed him in his religion; the third is his wife, Khadija daughter of Khuwaylid who also follows him in his religion. Afiif said after he had become a Muslim and Islam firmly established in his heart, ‘Would that I had been a fourth.!’ (The Life of the Messenger of God)

The fourth witness who accepted Islam, was Abu Bakr, a merchant of Makkah. In the beginning, Muhammad preached Islam secretly for fear of arousing the hostility of the idolaters. He invited only those people to Islam who were known to him personally. It is said that through the efforts of Abu Bakr, the fourth Muslim, a few other Makkans also accepted Islam. Among them were Uthman bin Affan, a futurekhalifa of the Muslims; Talha, Zubayr, Abdur Rahman bin Auf, Saad bin Abi Waqqas, and Obaidullah ibn al-Jarrah.

For a long time the Muslims were very few in number and they did not dare to say their prayers in public. One of the early converts to Islam was Arqam bin Abi al-Arqam, a young man of the clan of Makhzoom. He was well-to-do and lived in a spacious house in the valley of Safa. Muslims gathered in his house to offer their congregational prayers. Three years passed in this manner. Then in the fourth year, Muhammad was commanded by God to invite his own folks to Islam openly.

And admonish thy nearest kinsmen. (Chapter 26; verse 214)

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12 thoughts on “Hazrat Ali(a.s) : The First Muslim who Accepted islam.”

  1. Ali Radiallahu anu, is the first child who accepted Islaam, his name is counted in child not in male, my dear bros/sis please do not make our religion in so complecated. Abu Bakar is the first male in accepting Islaam

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    1. what you can prove by this that Hazrat Abu bakar RA was the first male that accepts islam and Hazarat ALI as was 1 st child my dear 1 st is 1st and thats great that HAZARAT ALI as accepts islam in chilhood

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  2. It seems everyone here are either Alima or mufthi, regardless of the level of knowledge everyone here is seems great knowledge without certify.
    please ppl try to gain knowledge or ask to ur Alim or mufthi

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  3. Dear taj you said very true that “It seems everyone here are either Alima or mufthi’ in other woeds you want to say all these person Muhammad ibn Ishaq,Muhammad Husayn Haykal,Marmaduke Pickhtall,Tor Andre, were fools and ignorants and only you have great knowledge. example of your knowledge is your words that your mind says if some one is child he/she will not fall in the category of male and female.
    This is an example that how illitrate you are that just for degrading hazrat Ali(a.s) you are ready to declare fool to all historians and important learned person. just seethis post conatins sufficient ref of books and historians.
    ws

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  4. THIS IS NO MATTER, WHEN ALI ACCEPTED ISLAM, HE WAS THE FOREMOST AMONG MUSLIMS, COMMANDER OF MOMINEEN & THE MUTTAQEEN, THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF THE WORLDS, THE MOST LEARNED, BEST THINKER THE MOST MAGNANIMOUS, BEST WORSHIPER OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH, THE MOST COURAGEOUS, THE MOST POWERFUL,THE MOST GENEROUS, KIND HEARTED, THE MOST DECENT, THE PIOUS. IT MEANS ALI WAS BEST IN ALL GOOD DEEDS & CHARACTERS AFTER PROPHET HAZRAT MUHAMMED (S.A.W.). HE WAS THE ACTUAL SUCCESSOR OF PROPHET (S.A.W.) & THE ONLY RIGHTLY GUIDED KHALIFA SELECTED BY ALLAHA. HE WAS THE MAN, WHO BORN IN THE HOUSE OF ALLAHA (THE HOLY KABA) & MARTYRED IN THE HOUSE OF ALLAHA (THE MASJID) WHEN HE WAS WORSHIPING THE CREATOR. HE TEACH THE WORLD A LESSON OF HUMANITY. ALLAHA HAAFIZ

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  5. Jahil Insan.
    Hazrat ALI A.S Peda he Musulman Hoe tay or wo masum hay masum ka matlab hay jis say zindage ma kio gunnah sarzad na hoa ho to kis tarah ap kehtay hay ka ALI A.S na sab say pehlay Islam kabul kia think About yor Words

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  6. Dear Readers,
    Peace be with you….

    Have you seen Lord of the Rings, by M.B &… have you read the book? by J.K.R.
    Similarly, Ali’s life is based on one book…The Quran.

    The verses of the Quran came down by Gabriel (Peace be upon him) as Ali (a.s) was growing up in the Prophets house…Ali used to stay in Mohammed’s House*. Mohammed was Ali’s uncle**. Ali’s teachings are whats in the Quran, …You cant understand the Quran till you dont look at Ali’s life. Sometimes I think Quran was written on Mohammed & Ali like a videolog. …But the fact is if he was brought up in a house where the parents followed the Quran in their daily life religiously. There is no surprise that Ali didnt know of any other method apart from the Quran.

    Moharram is the first month of the year. But its not a happy one because of the tragedy of Karbala…

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  7. aoa

    OK, i admit Ali a.s was the first child who to receive the message of Islam. But let me clear that a child had such a knowledge and sense that he accepted the message of islam , this is the child hood , what when he became a grown man a mature person?????
    I dont want to argue with suni bro , about kulfa a rashadin , i respect them alot. My point here is that hazrat ali had a sense of haq or batal at the age when he was in his childhood so dont consider him a child , he was EQUALLY equal to the sense of an 45 year old person who accepted islam message in a mature age.

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  8. We Sunnis have high regard of Hadrat Ali A.S , without the love of Hadrat Ali A.S Imaan is incomplete , Hadrat Ali A.S is the way to prophet Muhammed SAS , and Muhammed SAS is the way to Allah, Nobody can become a Wali without the permission of Hadrat Ali. Prophet Muhammed gave the inner knowledge to Hadrat Ali.

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    1. Brother tanveer. With due respect if you say you are a Sunni than you will not use the abbreviation of Hazrat Ali. (A.S) the (A.S) stands for Alayhis Salaam. This is only used for the Ambiyaa(A.S). If you calling Hazrat Ali(R.A) a prophet than you are regarding the words of our Nabi(peace be upon Him), who said that “I am the Seal of the Prohets ” as insignificant. This takes one out of the fold of Islaam.

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  9. The first person to accept Islaam was Hazrat Khadeeja(R.A), the beloved wife of Rasulullaah(peace be upon Him). The first male to accept Islam was Hazrat Abu Bakr(R.A) who also was the closest companion of Nabi(peace be upon Him).and who اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى speaks in the Quraan about.(From amongst the two in the cave)chapter 24. He is also buried next to our Nabi(peace be upon Him). Hazrat Ali(R.A) who I hold very high in esteem and who was the fourth Khaleefa after the demise of our beloved Nabi(peace be upon Him) was the first youth to accept Islaam.

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