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['Aalim Network QR] Waraqa Ibn Nawfal (fwd)


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Salamun alaykum,

The reply to the following question was kindly provided by Dr Liyakatali
Takim.

Regards

Abbas Jaffer
Moderator, 'Aalim Network

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QUESTION:

Did Waraqa embrace Islam?  Do you have any references?

ANSWER:

Salaamun 'alaykum,

Waraqa b. Nawfal was the cousin of Khadija (AS) and a Christian who had
studied the scriptures. He denounced idol worship in favor of Christianity
before the proclamation of Islam. 

Although Waraqa is reported to have made several very favorable remarks
concerning the Prophet (SAW), there is no explicit statement to suggest
that he converted to Islam. 

See: Ibn Ishaq's Sirah of the Prophet

With salaams and du'as

Liyakatali Takim



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