One of the goals we as believers want to reach after leaving this world is to enter paradise. While it is still to be seen who will achieve this lofty goal, Allah promised Paradise to ten Companions while they were still in this world.
In this episode the first of a series covering the lives of the Prophet’s Companions, Sheikh Yasir Qadhi discusses Talha ibn Ubaidullah (may Allah be pleased with him) who came to be known as “Talha the Generous” and “Talha the Good” for his overwhelming generosity. He was well known for helping those in debt, households experiencing difficult times, and widows.
Talha was one of the first eight people to accept Islam and one of five people who became Muslim through Abu Bakr.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) himself had described him as a martyr walking on the ground. He was one of the lucky few who knew during his life of his victorious end, that being passing the exam of life.