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Unformatted text preview: hey would hurt him in many ways, whilst he would bear it all with patience. One day, the noble ones from Quraysh gathered together
358 Gentleness only beautifies 53 and mentioned the Messenger of Allah and said, "We have never come across anything more severe than what we have had to bear from this man. He has declared our views stupid. He has insulted our forefathers. He has condemned our religion. He has disunited our ranks, and insulted our gods.We are truly exasperated with him." Whilst they were discussing amongst each other, there came the Messenger of Allah and walked to the corner of the Ka'bah in order to touch it for the purpose of tawaf. When he began to make tawaf around the Ka'bah they started to mock him. The Prophet's complexion changed but his attitude remained calm with them and bore it with silence and continued. When he passed by them the second time, they mocked him again. His complexion changed, but he remained silent and continued with the tawaf. When he passed by them the third time, they mocked him again. He realised that gentleness was not working with such people. He went to them and said, "Pay attention, O Quraysh! I swear by the One who has my soul in His hand, I have come to you with slaughter!" The brave Messenger and leader said these words and remained standing, facing them. When the men heard the threat of being slaughtered from the `most truthful and the most trustworthy one', they jumped up, until every single one sat upright and still, as if a bird was resting on his head, so much so that the harshest of them towards the Prophet began to show him gentleness. They said, "Make your way, O Abul-Qasim as a noble man. You were never foolish." Thus, the Prophet made his way. Yes, if it is said to you, "be gentle...", then say, "gentleness has 359 Gentleness only beautifies 53 its place." For one to be gentle at an inappropriate occasion is considered foolishness, although when one closely studies the life of the Prophet...
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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