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Unformatted text preview: he idols were smashed `You would have witnessed Allah's religion become manifest As polytheism became engulfed with darkness.' Thereafter, Fadhalah became one of the righteous Muslims. The Prophet used to capture people's hearts by forgiving them. He would bear their harms in order to change them and bring them closer to what was good for them. Abu Talib would frequently protect the Prophet from the harms of the Quraysh. After Abu Talib passed away, the Quraysh increased its pressure on the Prophet . He was harmed the way he was never harmed whilst his uncle was alive. The Prophet began to consider another source of refuge, aid and support. He left for Ta'if in order to seek the support and
249 Respond to mistreatment with kindness 36 assistance of the tribe of Thaqif. He entered Ta'if and proceeded to meet three men who were the leaders and the noblest men of Thaqif. They were three brothers; `Abd Yalayl bin `Amr, and his brothers Mas'ud and Habib. The Prophet sat with them and called them to Allah. He asked them to help him in championing the cause of Islam and to stand by him against those who oppose him from his own people. However, their response was disgraceful! One of them said, "I would tear down the covering of Ka`bah if Allah has really sent you!" The other mocked, "Didn't Allah find anyone else to send?" The third person thought about what his response should be. He wanted his words to be more malicious than that of his brothers. He said, "By Allah, I will never respond to you! If you really are the Messenger of Allah as you claim, then you are too dangerous to be responded to! If you are lying upon Allah, then I should never speak to you!" The Prophet then stood up to leave after feeling disappointed by the best people from Thaqif. He also feared that the Quraysh may find out that Thaqif had rejected him, and subsequently begin to harm him more. Thus he said to them, "Whatever you do, please keep this meeting a secret." But they did not. Instead, they incited the slaves and the foolish against him, until they b...
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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