Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

The Amwas Plague | The Firsts Documentary Special

Amwas: Imagine thousands of the greatest Sahabah dying at once. Abu Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, Muadh ibn Jabal, and so many more whose names are not commonly known were claimed in a bubonic plague epidemic that took the lives of thousands of Muslims in al-Sham (present day Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon).

Who were these companions? What were their stories? Visit the location of their graves with Dr. Omar Suleiman as he shares the inspiring stories of these Companions of the Prophet ﷺ and the last moments of their lives.

Learn more about some of the Sahaba (ra) mentioned in the documentary in past episodes of Dr. Omar Suleiman’s weekly series, The Firsts:

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.