Book Name:Budha Pujari
The beginning of Preaching of Islam
Dear Islamic brothers! Now this Divine command ‘قُمۡ فَاَنۡذِرۡ’ i.e., ‘Rise up and warn’ refers to instilling Divine fear عَزَّوَجَلَّ amongst people and inviting them towards Islam had become obligatory act upon the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. However, still, there was no clear commandment of preaching publically. Therefore, the Blessed and Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم initially started preaching secretly among the trustworthy people. اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, a number of men and women embraced Islam by the invitation of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم towards Islam. Sayyiduna Abu Bakr رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was the first among men came into the fold of Islam, Sayyiduna Ali کَرَّمَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی وَجْهَهُ الْکَرِيْم was the first among the boys converted to Islam, Sayyidah Khadijah-tul Kubraرَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُا was the first among the women to accept Islam, Sayyiduna Zayd Bin Haarisah رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was the first among freed slaves and Sayyiduna Bilal Habashi رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was the first among the slaves who embraced Islam.
Calling towards righteousness soon after embracing Islam
Dear Islamic brothers! Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddiq رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ started calling towards righteousness soon after he embraced Islam. Through his individual efforts, five those blessed individuals embraced Islam who had the honour to be amongst the Asharah-e-Mubasharah. Their blessed names are as follows: