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Unformatted text preview: ed at his wife with fear, "Please shut the door on me! They are saying whoever enters his home and closes his door shall be safe!" She said in response, "What happened to all that you said? That you would destroy them, and bring some of them to me as servants?" He said, "If you were to witness the day of al-Khandamah When Safwan as well as Ikrimah fled When we faced the Muslim swords As they cut our every limb and flesh Striking us, and you hear nothing but the sound of killing, You would not have uttered a word in criticism." That's right! If only his wife had seen the suffering he had witnessed, she would not have uttered a word of criticism. On another occasion, when the Prophet entered Makkah during the conquest, he was aware of the greatness of the Holy City, and therefore, only fought very little. He then said, "Allah has made this land sacred the day He created the heavens and the earth. He only gave me the allowance to fight for one hour in the day." It was said to him, "O Messenger of Allah! Are you forbidding us from killing? Khalid bin al-Walid in his division is killing whoever he meets from the pagans."
272 Do not criticise me! End of story? 38 The Prophet said, "Get up, O so-and-so, and go to Khalid bin al-Walid and tell him to keep his hands up with regards to killing." This man obviously realised that they were in the middle of a war, and that the Prophet had ordered the Quraysh to stay in their homes so they would not be killed. This implied that whoever was not in his home deserved to be fought. Hence, he understood from the Prophet's statement, "Keep his hands up with regards to killing", to mean that he should kill anyone who stands in his way, and keep his hands raised from killing when he is not able to find anyone to kill! Thus, the man came to Khalid and said, "O Khalid! The Messenger of Allah says: Kill whoever you can!" Khalid, therefore, ended up killing seventy men. A man came to the Prophet...
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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