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Unformatted text preview: e and wait for me. If I were to reach there first, I would stay there and wait for him. I then left my house in the last hours of the night, in fear that the Quraysh may find out about our departure. Hence, we met at Ya'juj before dawn and set off until we reached al-Hada to find `Amr bin al-`Aas on his riding beast. He said to us, "Welcome! Where are you headed?" We said, "And what has made you come out?" He asked us in reply, "Well, what has made you come out?" "Our desire to enter into Islam and to follow Muhammad", we replied. He said, "Well, this is also what made me leave." Thus, we accompanied each other until we entered Madinah. We made our rides kneel down in a stony area. The Messenger of Allah was then informed about us. He became joyful upon hearing the news. I then wore the best clothes I had and made my way to the Messenger of Allah may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. On my way, my brother met me and said, "Hurry up! For the Messenger of Allah has been informed about you and he is very happy at your advent. He is waiting for you." We began to walk fast. I saw the Messenger of Allah and walked towards him.When he saw me from a distance, he smiled. He continued smiling at me until I finally reached him. I then 222 Hold the stick from the middle 33 greeted him and he greeted me back very cheerfully. I said, "I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah, and that you are the Messenger of Allah." He said, `Praise be to Allah Who has guided you. I always knew you were intelligent. I had always wished that your intelligence would lead you to your own good." I said, "O Messenger of Allah, I know that I used to take part in all the hardships you had to endure, as I was stubbornly against the truth. Pray to Allah that He forgives me!" The Prophet replied, "Islam wipes out all that precedes it." I said, "O Messenger of Allah, in that case, please, ask for my forgiveness." He then prayed for me, "O Allah! Forgive Khalid bin al-Walid for all his wrongdoings, i...
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