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Unformatted text preview: approached Abu Bakr to discuss this with him. Due to his wisdom, he did not begin by protesting. Rather, he began with things they both agreed on. Thus, he began to ask Abu Bakr questions, the answers to which were none other than, "Indeed! Yes! Correct!" He said, "O Abu Bakr, isn't he the Messenger of Allah?" "Indeed, he is!" said Abu Bakr. He said, "Are we not Muslims?" "Indeed, we are!" replied Abu Bakr. He said, "Are they not pagans?" "Sure they are!" replied Abu Bakr. `Umar said, "Are we not upon the truth?" 211 Do not be dictatorial 32 "Indeed, we are!" replied Abu Bakr. `Umar said, "Are they not upon falsehood?" "Surely, they are!" replied Abu Bakr. `Umar said, "Why should we then surrender in a matter related to our religion?" Abu Bakr then said, "O `Umar, is he not the Messenger of Allah?" "Sure he is", said `Umar. Abu Bakr said, "Then obey him! For I bear witness that He is the Messenger of Allah." `Umar then said, "And I also bear witness that he is the Messenger of Allah", and went away. He tried to restrain himself but couldn't, so he approached the Messenger of Allah may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. He said, "O Messenger of Allah, are you not the Messenger of Allah?" "I am, indeed!" said the Prophet . He said, "Are we not Muslims?" "Of course, we are", said the Prophet . He said, "Are they not pagans?" "Yes, they are", replied the Prophet . He said, "Then why are we compromising in a matter related to religion?" The Prophet then said, "I am a slave of Allah and His Messenger. I would not disobey His order. He would never mislead 212 Do not be dictatorial 32 me." `Umar remained silent. The treaty was signed, and the Muslims returned to Madinah. Days went by and the Quraysh broke the treaty. The Prophet then conquered...
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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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