The early converts to Islam faced a lot of persecution as a result of them abandoning their polytheistic beliefs. The tortures they went through at the hands of the Quraysh polytheists was relentless. The first Muslims to be murdered for merely converting to the new faith of Islam, was Ammar Ibn Yasir’s mother, Summayya bint Khayyat (Khubat). Ammar’s father, Yasir also met the same faith as his wife, Sumayyah, both cold-bloody murdered by the Quraysh polytheists for accepting the new faith of Islam. Below are some of the earliest reports on how Yasir and Sumayyah were murdered.
Note: There were other Muslims murdered too in the Makkan period by the polytheists. This has been alluded too in a number of classical sources.
Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD):
“The B. Makhzum used to take out Ammar b. Yasir with his father and mother, who were Muslims, in…
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