Who was the First to Accept Islam and How Many Children did the Prophet (saw) Have?

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Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu



Assalamu alaikum

1. Who was the first to accept Islam – Khadeeja (ra) or Abu Bakr (ra)?

2. How many children did the prophet Mohammed (saw) have?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



  1. Khadija (R.a) was the first woman to accept Islam. And Abu Bakr (R.a) was the first man to accept Islam.[1]
  2. Prophet (s.a.w) had 7 children. 6 From Khadija (R.a) and they were; Qasim, Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum, Fatimah, and Abdullah.[2]

 Prophet (s.a.w) also had a son from his slave-girl, Maria, who was sent to him as a gift.[3]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Fiqh-us-seerah, Al-Ghazali, P.113, IIPH


[2] Fiqh-us-seerah, Al-Ghazali, P.94, IIPH


[3] Fiqh-us-seerah, Al-Ghazali, p.484, IIPH



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