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The prophet did not sign any agreement with him as he

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Unformatted text preview: the Prophet wanted to show him the strength of Islam. The Prophet said to al-`Abbas, "O `Abbas!" "At your service, O Messenger of Allah!" replied al-`Abbas. He said, "Delay Abu Sufyan in the narrow pass of the valley so that he can witness the armies of Allah as they pass by him." 130 People are like the minerals of the earth 20 Al-`Abbas took Abu Sufyan to the narrow pass of the valley just as the armies began to flood into Makkah. The battalions, one by one, began to pass by him. When he saw the first battalion, he asked, `Who are they, O `Abbas?' Al-`Abbas replied, "They are Sulaym." Abu Sufyan said, "What do I have to do with Sulaym?" When the second battalion passed by, he asked, "Who are they, O `Abbas?" Al-`Abbas replied, "They are Muzaynah." Abu Sufyan said, "What do I have to do with Muzaynah?" Every time a different battalion passed by, Abu Sufyan asked the same question and made the same statement in response to al-`Abbas', until there finally came the Messenger of Allah with his Green Army, surrounded by the Muhajirun and the Ansaar. Their bodies were covered with shields and nothing of them was to be seen except their eyes. Abu Sufyan said, "SubhaanAllah! O `Abbas, Who are these people?" Al-`Abbas said, "This is the Messenger of Allah amongst the Muhajirun and the Ansar." He said, "This is the army of death! By Allah, nobody could ever challenge this army!" He then said, "By Allah, O Abu al-Fadl, your nephew's kingdom has expanded!" Al-`Abbas said, "O Abu Sufyan, this is prophethood!" "Prophethood, it certainly is!" replied Abu Sufyan. 131 People are like the minerals of the earth 20 When the armies had passed by, al-`Abbas told him to rush back and warn his people. Abu Sufyan quickly went back to Makkah and began to shout at the top of his voice, "O Quraysh! Muhammad is approaching with an army you cannot match! Whoever enters the house of Abu Sufyan shall be saf...
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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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