: ***With adversaries***sheikh Mohamed AlArefe



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[SIZE="5"][B]With adversaries
The Prophet  would always be just with the disbelievers
and even be ready to sacrifice his life in order to call them to
Islam and rectify their affairs. He would bear their evils with patience
and try to overlook their harms. Why would he not do so
when Allah has said: We have sent you as a mercy... To whom?
To the believers only? No; rather, To the world.
Think about the Jews who would insult him and instigate
trouble, whilst he would continue to be gentle with them. Aishah
may Allah be pleased with her said, The Jews once passed
by the Prophets house and said: as-Saam alaykum (i.e. death
be upon you), and the Prophet  replied: And upon you, too!
Aishah couldnt bear it, so when she heard it, she responded,
And death be upon you, too, and Allahs curse and anger!
The Prophet  said, Take it easy, O Aishah! You should be
gentle. You shouldnt curse or be harsh.
She said, Didnt you hear what they said?
He said, Didnt you hear what I said? I prayed against them
and that prayer will be accepted, whereas their prayer against me
will not be accepted.

Yes, for there is no need to respond to insult with anotherinsult.
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Allah has said, Speak to people with kind words...

One day the Prophet  went out with his companions on an
expedition. On their way back they stopped over in a valley full
of trees. The companions dispersed under the various trees and
fell asleep. The Prophet  hung his sword on a branch, spread
out his cloak, and went to sleep. Meanwhile, a pagan who was
following the Muslims noticed that Allahs Messenger didnt have
his sword, so he approached him stealthily, took the sword off
the branch and then shouted, O Muhammad! Who is going to
protect you from me now?[/COLOR
]The Messenger of Allah  woke up to find the man standing
over him with a sword, ready to kill him. The Prophet  was
alone and wearing only a lower garment. His companions had
dispersed and were asleep. The man became conceited with his
power and strength and kept repeating, Who will save you from
me?! Who will save you from me?!
The Prophet  replied with full conviction, Allah.
The man was struck with terror and the sword fell from his
hand. The Prophet  then got hold of the sword and said, Who
will save you from me now?
The mans complexion changed. He became frightened and
began to beg for mercy. He said, No one will protect me now!
Please treat me well!
The Prophet  said, Do you accept Islam?
He said, No, I will not, but I shall not ally with anyone you
are fighting against!The Prophet  forgave him and treated him well.
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The man


was a leader among his people, so he went back and called them
to Islam, and they all accepted. Yes, be good to others, thereby
capturing their hearts. In fact, even with his sworn enemies, he 
would be of immaculate character, due to which he would win
them over, guide their hearts and cleanse them of disbelief.
When the Prophet  began to call the people to Islam publicly,
Quraysh began to resist him even more severely. One of the
things the Quraysh did was to discuss among themselves what to
do about the Prophets call and the speed at which people were
accepting his faith. They said, Look for the most expert among
you in magic, soothsaying and poetry, and let him approach the
man who split our ranks, disunited us and insulted our religion.
Let him converse with him and see what he says.
They said, We cannot think of anyone except Utbah bin
Rabiah.
They said to Utbah, You are the one, O Abul-Walid! Utbah
was a very forbearing person. He said, O Quraysh, do you
want me to go and speak to him, and perhaps make him some
offers he might accept?
They said, Yes, O Abul-Walid.
Utbah got up and went to the Messenger of Allah . He
found him sitting tranquilly. Utbah came up to him and said, O
Muhammad! Who is better, you or Abdullah?
The Prophet  remained silent in honour of his father.
He said, Who is better, you or Abd al-Muttalib?
He  remained silent in respect for his grandfather.
Utbah said, If you think that they were better than you,

72then how did they worship the gods you have insulted? And if
you think that you are better than them, then speak so we may
hear you say it.
Before the Prophet  could respond, Utbah lashed out in
rage, By Allah, we have seen no other man who has brought
such great a calamity to a nation as you have done. You have
disunited us, split our ranks, insulted our religion, and brought
disgrace to us as everyone is now saying that Quraysh have a
magician! There is nothing left to wait for except the moment
when we brandish our swords and begin to kill each other.
Utbah was displaying his anger as the Prophet  listened silently,
sitting well composed. Utbah then decided to bargain with
the Prophet , so he said, If you are doing all this with a view
to gaining wealth, then we will join together to give you greater
riches than any person from Quraysh has possessed. If ambition
moves you, we will make you our chief. If you desire kingship
we will readily offer you that. If you are under the power of an
evil spirit which seems to haunt and dominate you so that you
cannot shake off its yoke, then we shall call in skilful physicians
to cure you.
Utbah continued to speak in this unworthy manner with
the Prophet , trying to bargain with him, whilst the Prophet
 remained silent and calm. After Utbah had made the offer of
leadership, wealth, women and even treatment for insanity, he fell
silent, waiting for a response.
The Prophet  raised his gaze to him and said, Have you
finished, O Abu al-Walid?
Utbah was not surprised at the manners of the Prophet ,


and simply replied, Yes.
The Prophet  said, Now listen to me.
Alright, said Utbah.
The Prophet  then recited the verses, In the Name of Allah,
the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Ha-Meem.A revelation
from Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.A Book
whereof the verses are explained in detail; a Quran in Arabic
for people who know. Giving glad tidings and warning, but most
of them turn away, so they listen not.
The Prophet  continued to recite the verse as Utbah listened.
Suddenly, Utbah sat on the ground and his body shook.
He placed his hands behind him and rested on them as he listened
to the verses. The Prophet  continued to recite until
he approached the verse, If they turn away, then say to them: I
warn you of a thunderbolt similar to that which struck Aad and
Thamud.
Utbah was utterly terrified when he heard this warning and
threat of punishment. He jumped up and placed his hand on the
mouth of the Prophet  to prevent him from reciting further.
But the Prophet  continued to recite until the verse of prostration,
after which he prostrated. When he raised his head up
from prostration, he gazed at Utbah and said, Did you hear that,
O Utbah?
Yes, replied Utbah.
The Prophet  said, Now, it is up to you.
Utbah left to go back to his companions as they impatiently
waited for him. When he approached them they said to each

other, I swear by Allah, he has returned with a different complexion!
When he sat with them they asked, What happened, O Abu
al-Walid?
He said, What happened is that I heard words the like of
which I have never heard before. By Allah, they werent the words
of poetry, magic or soothsaying. O people of Quraysh! I request
you to heed my advice and grant the man full freedom to pursue
his goals, in which case you could safely detach yourselves
from him. I swear that his words will one day triumph. O people!
I heard him say: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent,
the Most Merciful. Ha-Meem. A revelation from Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful to his words I warn you of a
thunderbolt similar to that which struck Aad and Thamud.
As he said that, I placed my hand on his mouth, and begged
him, in the name of our ties of kinship, to stop! You know very
well that when Muhammad says something he doesnt lie. I feared
that punishment may descend upon you.
Abu al-Walid then remained silent as he reflected, while his
companions stared at him.
He then said, By Allah, there is sweetness in what he says.
There is beauty in what he says, as if its top is fruit and its bottom
is water. It is overwhelming and cannot be subdued. It obliterates
everything beneath it. No man can say this. No man can say
this.
They said, This is just poetry, O Abu al-Walid! Just poetry!
He said, By Allah, no one is more knowledgeable than me

concerning poetry! There is no one more knowledgeable about
Rajaz (poetical rhyme) and poems than me! Or even the poetry
of the Jinn! By Allah, what he says is not similar to any poetry!
Utbah continued to discuss the Prophet  with them. Although,
Utbah did not accept Islam, there is no doubt that his
soul did incline towards it. Contemplate how the Prophets noble
manners and his technique of listening to Utbah attentively
affected him, even though he was a sworn enemy of Islam.
On another occasion, the Quraysh decided to send Husayn
bin al-Mundhir al-Khuzai the father of the Prophets companion,
Imran bin Husayn to discuss with the Prophet  and to
persuade him to stop his mission.
Imrans father visited the Prophet  as he was sitting with
his companions and said the usual words of complaint which
the Quraysh would say to him, You have disunited us, split our
ranks..., as the Prophet  calmly listened until he finished.
The Prophet  then said to him politely, Have you finished,
O Abu Imran?
Yes, he replied.
The Prophet  said, Then answer my questions.
Ok, I am listening, he said.
The Prophet  said, O Abu Imran, how many gods do you
worship?
He replied, Seven. Six on the earth and one in the heavens!
The Prophet  said, Which of them do you love and fear?


He said, The one in the heavens.
The Prophet  said in all politeness, O Husayn, if you were
to accept Islam, I would teach you two words you could greatly
benefit from.
Husayn accepted Islam on the spot and said, O Messenger
of Allah, teach me the two words you promised you would teach
me.
The Prophet  said, O Allah, inspire me with guidance and
protect me from my own evil.
How wonderful was the way in which the Prophet  dealt
with people! And how beautifully his character had a positive
impact on them! This kind of attitude goes a long way in bringing
non-Muslims closer to Islam.
A young man once travelled to Germany for studies and
took up residence in a flat. There was a young German man
living in the flat opposite him. They didnt have any connection
with each other except that they were neighbours. Once, the
German neighbour travelled unexpectedly. A paperboy would
deliver a newspaper everyday and leave it at his doorstep. The
young man noticed the newspapers piling up and asked one of
the other neighbours to find out if the neighbour had travelled.
He picked all the newspapers up and placed them in a secure
place. He would collect a new newspaper everyday and add it to
the collection.
When his neighbour returned after a couple of months, he
greeted him and gave him all the newspapers. He said, I thought
that perhaps you were following a news story or participating in
a competition and I didnt want you to miss out on it.

The neighbour was surprised at this and said, Would you
like to be paid for your services?
He said, No. Our religion orders us to be good to our neighbours
and since you are my neighbour, I must benevolent you.
The person continued to be gracious to his neighbour until he
finally embraced Islam.
This, by Allah, is the real joy of life, to feel that you worship
Allah by every little thing you do, even the manners with which
you deal with others. How often is it that people are turned
away from Islam due to the bad treatment they receive at the
hand of some Muslims; one oppresses his employee, another deceives
his customer and another annoys his neighbour? Let us
make a fresh start with them.

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Enlightenment...
The best preacher is the one who preaches with his actions
before his words

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Wonderful my sister
Your efforts are distinct
God bless you Tasneem

04-06-2012, 06:08 AM
Good blues you

07-06-2012, 10:02 AM
Ask a beautiful sister

Is there a more beautiful than Islam

Ask God to guide us all

God bless you

Long as you care Rahman