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Bilal

(b. c. 1263)


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muezzin

Muhammad (c. 570—632)

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Abu Bakr (c. 573—634)

 

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Also known as “The Black.” Muhammad's former slave, who became a close associate and supporter of Islam in the seventh century. Appointed by Muhammad as first muezzin. In the twentieth century, Bilal became an important symbol of honor and dignity for early African-American Muslims.

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