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250 Respond to mistreatment with kindness 36 They gathered along his path in two lines and the Prophet was walking very quickly in between to save himself. Each time he raised a leg to move forward, they would stone him. All the while he quickened his pace, trying to avoid the stones being flung at him. His noble feet began to bleed profusely. He was a middle aged man, over forty years old. He moved away from them and kept walking until he found a safe place where he could rest under the shade of a date palm tree. At this time, he was overcome with the thought of going back and facing the Quraysh. How could he enter Makkah? He looked up to the sky and said, "O Allah! I complain to You of my weakness, my scarcity of resources and the humiliation I have been subjected to by the people. `O Most Merciful of those who are merciful! O Lord of the weak and my Lord too! To whom have you entrusted me? To a distant person, who receives me with hostility? Or to an enemy, to whom you have granted authority over my affair? `So long as You are not angry with me, I do not care. Your favour is of a more expansive relief to me. I seek refuge in the light of Your Face by which all darkness is dispelled and every affair of this world and the next is set aright, lest Your anger or Your displeasure descends upon me. I desire Your pleasure and satisfaction until You are pleased. There is no power and no might except by You." As he sat there in this state, there came a cloud that overshadowed him. He lifted his gaze to the sky to find Jibril therein. Jibril called out to the Prophet ,"O Muhammad! Allah has heard what your people have said to you, and how they dealt with you. 251 Respond to mistreatment with kindness 36 He has sent to you the Angel of Mountains at your disposal so you may order him with whatever you wish." Before the Prophet could say a word, the Angel of mountains called out to him saying, "May Allah's peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah! O Muhammad!...
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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.
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