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Unformatted text preview: as to be a true dream." When I finally prepared to go to the Messenger of Allah may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, I thought to myself, `Who can I accompany and go to the Messenger of Allah may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him?" I then met Safwan bin Umayyah and said to him, "O Ibn Wahb, don't you realise what we are in? We are like molar teeth crushing against each other. 220 Hold the stick from the middle 33 On the other hand, Muhammad seems to have overpowered the Arabs and the non-Arabs. If we were to join Muhammad and follow him, then surely, his honour would be our honour?" However, Safwan strongly disagreed and said, "If there was none left but me, I would never follow him!" We then departed. I said to myself, "This man has been hurt. His brother and father were killed at the battle of Badr." I then met `Ikrimah bin Abi Jahl and said to him what I had said to Safwan bin Umayyah, but he also said to me in response what Safwan bin Umayyah had said to me. I then said to myself, "I will discreetly go to Muhammad without mentioning it to anyone." Thus, I went to my house, took my ride and set off, until I met `Uthman bin Talhah. I said to myself, "He is a friend of mine. What if I tell him my plans?" I then thought about the killing of his relatives in our wars against the Muslims, so I didn't want to remind him of that. I then thought to myself, "It doesn't matter if I inform him, since I am leaving right now!" So I mentioned to him what I thought had become of Quraysh. I said, "We are like a fox hiding in its burrow. If only a portion of water was poured into the burrow, it would come out." He hastily responded to me and decided to come with me to Madinah. I said to him, "I actually decided to leave today for Madinah. 221 Hold the stick from the middle 33 This is my ride, already prepared for me." We then promised to meet up at a place called Ya'juj. If he were to reach their first, he would stay ther...
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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