Bilal of Africa
Author: Husayn Malika Ashtiyani
Translator: Muhammad Fazal Haq
Published by Islamic Seminary Publications
► Autobiography of the first black man from Africa who turned to Islam for salvation. The book also states Allah's abhorrence on racial discrimination in Islam Bilal was the first muezzin of prayer. All were familiar with the voice of Bill and they always waited to hear his invigorating call which invited them to Allah and to good things.
An interesting note: When Madina developed all the characteristics of a state, it also required treasury, and the Prophet appointed Bilal its officer in charge.