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455 Steadiness on principles 70 They went back to their people and called them to Islam, and the people became Muslims, albeit reluctantly. There then came to them some men from the companions of the Messenger of Allah in order to destroy the idol. The men included Khalid bin al-Walid and al-Mughirah bin Shu'bah al-Thaqafi. As the Companions headed for the idol, the people of Thaqif became terrified. Their men, women and children came out to observe the idol. They had a feeling in their hearts that the idol would not be destroyed and that it would somehow defend itself. Al-Mughirah bin Shu'bah stood up, took an axe and turned to the Companions who were with him and said, "By Allah, I will make you laugh over Thaqif!" Al-Mughira bin Shu'bah then approached the idol, struck it with the axe, fell on the ground and began to shake his leg. Upon seeing this, the people of Thaqif screamed with joy, "May Allah distance al-Mughirah from His mercy! Ar-Rabbah has killed him!" They then turned to the rest of the Companions and said,"Whoever of you wants to break the idol, let him step forward!" Thereupon, al-Mughirah stood up laughing and said, "Woe to you, O people of Thaqif! I was only joking! This idol is only made of stone! Turn to Allah in repentance and worship Him alone!" He then turned to the idol to destroy it whilst the people were still there, looking on. He finally destroyed the idol, stone by stone, until it was levelled it to the ground. 456 Steadiness on principles 70 Revelation... "Whoever seeks people's pleasure at the displeasure of Allah, Allah becomes displeased with him, as do the people. And whoever seeks the pleasure of Allah for the displeasure of people, Allah becomes pleased with him, as do the people" 457 (71) Temptations I read about a young Muslim in Britain who came across an advertisement by a company looking for escorts. He went to the interview to find a group of young men comprised of Muslims and non-Muslims. The interviewe...
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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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