Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Dr Ibrahim Al-Bahadly

  • Posted on: 16 November 2014
  • By: Admin RSY

When the following verse was revealed to the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa 
Sallam): “O you wrapped up (in a mantle)! Arise and deliver thy warning! 
And thy Lord do thou magnify! And thy garments keep free from stain! And 
all abomination shun!” (Al-Muddaththir: 1-5). He stood up in compliance with 
Allah’s command with full reliance on Him and putting complete trust in Him. 
He (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) called people to worship Allah, making the 
call secretly at first. Some men from the Quraish believed in his call. First to 
believe was Abu Bakr As-Siddiq. On the hands of Abu Bakr believed ‘Uthman 
bin ‘Affan, ‘Abdul-Rahman bin ‘Auf, Al-Zubair bin Al-‘Awwam, and Talhah bin 
‘Ubaidullah, the five who, among others were promised of Paradise by the 
Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and who, along with Abu Bakr, ‘Ali 
bin Abi Talib and Zaid bin Harithah were known as the first eight men to 
embrace Islaam. The Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to meet 
them secretly for three years, as well as other believers, to guide them to what 
Allah guided him to, of the religion of Islam in the house of Al-Arqam bin Abi 
Al-Arqam. It was then revealed to him: “Therefore expound openly what thou 
art commanded, and turn away from those who join false gods with Allah”
(Al-Hijr: 94). 
From this time he climbed the hill of As-Safaa and cried out: “O Banu Fihr, O 
Banu ‘Adi, O clans of Quraish!” The people were so interested in what he is 
going to tell them that they gathered around him and even those who could 
not go dispatched messengers to hear and report what he was going to say. 
When all people assembled, he said to them: “I am the Messenger of Allah 
sent to you in particular and to all mankind in general”. His uncle Abu Lahab
angrily said: “Woe unto you! You gathered us to tell us that!” He mocked at the 
Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and at what he said. Allah the Almighty revealed the Surah, which translates as: “Perish the hands of the 
Father of Flame! Perish he!” (Al-Masad: 1), and later revealed: “And 
admonish thy nearest kinsmen” (As-Shu’ara: 214). 
So the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) gathered them and said: “By 
Allah, if I were to lie on all people, I will never lie on you. I am the Messenger 
of Allah sent to you in particular and to mankind in general. By Allah, you 
will die and then you will be resurrected and will be called to account. You 
will be rewarded for your deeds, and it is either an everlasting Paradise or an 
everlasting Hell.” The people reacted to him (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) 
with leniency except Abu Lahab, who said: “You should suppress his call 
before the Arabs mobilize against him, in which case you will be obliged either 
to surrender him, which will cause your humiliation, or to protect him, which 
will cause you to suffer wide scale killing.” Abu Talib interrupted him, saying: 
“By Allah we will protect him as long as we survive.” In vain the gathering 
dispersed. However, the Messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) 
continued his call to Allah in public and was met by the mockery of the people 
of Quraish who used to say: “Look at the lad of ‘Abdul-Muttalib who is 
heavenly inspired! Look at the son of Abu Kabshah!”
Nevertheless, he went on disclosing the erring mentality of the polytheists and 
clarifying the falsehood of their worship of idols. The Quraish demanded of 
Abu Taalib more than once to stop and threatened him (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa 
Sallam). Thus, Abu Taalib suggested to the Messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu 
Alaihi Wa Sallam) to stop his call in order to save their lives. On hearing this, 
the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), thinking that his uncle would fail 
him, was considerably depressed and said to him: “Look Uncle! By Allah, if 
they were to put the sun on my right and the moon on my left, I will never give 
up my call, until Allah gives it prominence or that I will killed for its sake.”

He (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) then wept and went away. His uncle called 
him and said: “O nephew, say what you like. By Allah I will never surrender 
you to them. 
The Messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) continued his call, 
while the polytheists increased their harm to him in words and in deeds. 
Whenever Abu Jahl saw him praying, he would forbid him and would speak 
harshly to him. 
One day, when the Prophet was performing prayer amid a group from the 
Quraish. Some of them said: “Who could go to the slain camel of so and so and 
bring its blood and fetus and throw it between his shoulders when he prostrates 
himself?” The most wicked among the people went out and came back with the 
fetus. When the Prophet prostrated, he put it between the shoulders of the 
Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). The Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa 
Sallam) remained in prostration while the people laughed at him and mocked at 
him (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). His daughter Fatimah, who was a small 
girl, then came and removed the fetus away. 
They used to throw rubbish at the door of the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa 
Sallam), who in turn removed it when he (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) went 
out, saying: “What a bad neighborhood!”
The Quraish intensified their torture to the followers of the Prophet (Salla 
Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), either through stabbing, beating or cauterizing with 
fire. The Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to strengthen his 
Companions and urge them to be patient. He passed by the Family of Yasir
while they were tortured and said: “Little more patience, family of Yasir, for 
your meeting place will be Paradise.” When the torture reached its climax, the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) permitted his Companions to 
immigrate and said: “Spread throughout the earth, for Allah will reassemble 
you.” He (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) advised them to travel to Abyssinia. 
In the fifth year following the call, ten men and five women immigrated to 
Abyssinia but returned three month later. The Quraish continued their torture to 
the believers, which was then escalating more than ever. The Messenger of 
Allah (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) permitted his Companions to immigrate 
again to Abyssinia in the seventh year of his mission. Thus, more than eighty 
men and less than twenty women immigrated to Abyssinia, where Al-Najashi
(Negus) honored them and gave them the freedom of belief. 

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