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Unformatted text preview: h and began to gaze at the pathways and houses of Makkah, to recollect memories. He remembered the brave man, Khalid bin al-Walid, so he turned to al-Walid bin al-Walid, who was Khalid's brother. Al-Walid was a Muslim who came with the Prophet to perform `Umrah. The Prophet decided to send an indirect message to Khalid, encouraging him to enter into Islam. The Prophet said to al-Walid, "Where is Khalid?" Al-Walid was surprised by the question. He replied, "Allah will bring him, O Messenger of Allah." The Prophet then said, "Someone like him cannot be ignorant of Islam! If he were to have reserved his ability to inflict damage and harshness for the cause of the Muslims, it would have been better for him." He then said, "If he were to come to us, we would certainly have honoured him, and preferred him over others." Al-Walid became happy and began to search for Khalid in Makkah, but couldn't find him.When they finally decided to return to Madinah, he wrote a letter for his brother, saying:
219 Hold the stick from the middle 33 "In the name of Allah, the most Gracious the most Merciful. To proceed" I have not seen anything as amazing as your aversion from Islam, knowing your intellectual capacity! Can anyone be ignorant of something like Islam? The Messenger of Allah asked me about you and said, `Where is Khalid?' I said to him, `Allah will surely bring him.' The Prophet then said, `Someone like him cannot be ignorant of Islam! If he were to have reserved his ability to inflict damage and harshness for the cause of the Muslims, it would have been better for him. If he were to have come to us, we would certainly have honoured him, and preferred him over others.' Catch up, dear brother, with all the good opportunities you have missed out on." Khalid said, "When the letter reached me, I decided to go. It increased my interest in Islam. I was pleased that the Messenger of Allah had asked about me. I saw in a dream that I was in a restricted and barren land, which I then left for a green and vast land. I said to myself, "This h...
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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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