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Unformatted text preview: e helped me a bit!" The Prophet said, "Woe be to you, O Abu Sufyan! Is it not time for you to acknowledge that I am the Messenger of Allah?" Abu Sufyan expressed his view very openly, saying, "May my father and mother be sacrificed for you! How persevering and how generous of a relative you are! As for what you have just mentioned, then I still have doubts about it in my heart." 570 The art of discussion 86 Al-`Abbas said to him, "Woe be to you, O Abu Sufyan! Accept Islam and testify that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah!" He remained silent for a while and then said, "I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah, and I also bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." The Prophet was overjoyed. Al-`Abbas said, "O Messenger of Allah, Abu Sufyan is a man who loves dignity. Please, offer something to him in reward." The Prophet replied, "Yes, whoever enters the house of Abu Sufyan is safe." A thought... Intelligence is not to win an argument, it is to avoid it. 571 (87) Block the escape routes of the detractors What creates ill feelings in the hearts of people for each other the most is the misuse of the tongue and the evil consequences that follow. This includes the hastiness on behalf of some to comment on someone's words as he speaks, or interrupting him without thinking twice, which only results in hostile argumentation and people harbouring ill feelings towards each other. You will never be able to rectify all the people, teach them Islamic etiquettes, and train them in the skills of dealing with people. Let us go beyond the idealism which many become obsessed with when they say, "People are supposed to do this", or "People are supposed to get used to that..." Stop thinking about this and just pray over the deceased who is in front of you, as they say. What I mean is that when we deal with people's mistakes, we should not busy ourselves thinking about what others shou...
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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