Who was the first man who martyr for islam.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Asalam alikum brother.
who was the first man who martyr for islam 

 

(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)

 

Answer:

 

First man to be martyred

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Although the advent of the deen of Islam was introduced through the very first human being sent to this earth, the father of all mankind and the Noble Prophet of Allah, Hadrat Adam (a.s.)..if your query is regarding the first believer to be martyred in the Cause of Islam after the appointment of Prophet Mohamed (saws) to the office of Prophethood..then that fortunate individual would be Hadrat Yassir (r.a.) (the father of Hadrat Ammar (r.a.)), who along with his wife Hadrat Summayyah (r.a.) were mercilessly murdered by the arch-enemy of the Prophet (saws) and Islam, Abu Jahl, in the beginning stages of the Makkan period.

 

Hadrat Yassir (r.a.) and his wife Hadrat Summayyah (r.a.) are universally recognized by the muslims as the first martyrs in the Cause of Islam. When the Prophet (saws) heard the news of the severe torture and subsequent martyrdom of the parents of Hadrat Ammar (r.a.), who were mercilessly murdered by the evil and accursed Abu Jahl in front of Hadrat Ammar (r.a.).the Prophet (saws) is reported to have said to Hadrat Ammar (r.a.): Have patience O family of Yassir; your (and their) promised destination is Paradise!

 

Some historians mention the name of a noble companion by the name of Hadrat Harith bin Abi Hala (r.a.) as the first martry in Islam. The pagans of Makkah once attacked the Prophet (saws) near the Holy Kaaba, and Hadrat Harith (r.a.) rushed to defend the Prophet (saws) and received a sword blow which proved to be fatal. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan