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Unformatted text preview: ou were to meet someone in a European country who said to you, "Why don't you become a Christian?" And you were to say to him, "I already have a religion." 44 Who is the most beloved to you? 7 And he didn't reply with, "Are you a Muslim?" or even, "Are you a Sunni?" But rather, with, "Are you a Shafi'i or a Hanbali?" You would then realise that he knows much about your religion. This is exactly what the Prophet did with `Adi by asking, "Are you not from the Rakusiyya?" "Indeed, I am," replied `Adi. The Prophet said, "When you go to war, do you not share one quarter of your people's gains?' He said, `Yes, I do." The Prophet said, "This is not allowed in your religion." "Adi admitted in embarrassment, `Yes." The Prophet said, "I know what is preventing you from accepting Islam. You think that the only people to follow this man (i.e., himself) are the oppressed people who have no strength: the Arabs have discarded them. O `Adi! Have you heard of alHira (a city in `Iraq)?" `Adi said, "I haven't seen it but I have heard of it." The Prophet said, "I swear by the One who has my soul in His Hand, Allah will complete this affair, until a woman travels from al-Hira to make Tawaf around the Ka'bah, without fearing anyone." Meaning: Islam will one day become so strong that a woman would be able to travel from al-Hira to Makkah without a male guardian and without any need for protection. She would pass by hundreds of tribes and no one would dare to harm her or take her wealth. This is because the Muslims will become so strong that no one would dare to trouble a Muslim from fear of
45 Who is the most beloved to you? 7 other Muslims rushing to his or her help. When `Adi heard this, he began to picture this in his mind a woman leaving `Iraq and reaching Makkah, i.e. approaching from the north of the peninsula, and passing by the Ta'i mountains where his people reside. `Adi beca...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '12