Who was the first freed slave to embrace Islam?

A. Hazrat Ali (R.A)
B. Hazrat Umar (R.A)
C. Hazrat Bilal (R.A)
D. Hazrat Zayd ibn Harithah (R.A)

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Hazrat Zayd ibn Harithah


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Hazrat Zayd ibn Harithah, known as Hibbun (the beloved one of the Prophet), was the first freed slave to embrace Islam. Having first entered the household of the Prophet as a slave, Zayd, loved the Prophet a great deal. Zayd, originally a free person from a family of free people, was taken captive as a child during a raid and was subsequently enslaved. He was eventually purchased in Makkah, which is how he ended up in the household of the Prophet.