Thursday, December 13, 2007
Hazrat Bilal (RA)
Hazrat Bilal (RA) was the first Africa-American to accept Islam. He was known as a very honest, truthful and trustworthy person. He fought by the Prophet’s side and was the first Muezzin of Islam. He had so much power and emotion in his voice that people were awed at his azaan calling. When he recently accepted Islam, his master was so furious he made him lie on hot pebbles and place a rock on his chest and pressed it until he would deny Islam. Yet Hazrat Bilal (RA) kept true to his word and kept repeating “Absolute Oneness.” He was amongst the loyal and will always be remembered for his bravery.