The Sunrise of Prophethood on Mt Faaraan – Part Five

According to some narrations, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gave Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) a detailed account of what had transpired. She responded, “By Allah! Accept glad tidings! Allah Ta‘ala will never deal with you with anything but goodness. Accept the position which Allah Ta‘ala has conferred upon you for it is undoubtedly the haq. Glad tidings to you as you are truly the messenger of Allah.”

Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) then went alone to her cousin, Waraqah bin Nawfal, who was a scholar of the old and the new testaments. He would translate the New Testament from Syriac into Arabic. During the pre-Islamic era of ignorance, he stayed away from idolatry and embraced Christianity. By this time, he was very old and blind. On hearing the entire incident from Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Waraqah remarked:

لئن كنت صدقتني إنه ليأتيه ناموس عيسى

“If you are truthful in whatever you say, verily the same Angel will continue to come to him who used to come to Nabi ‘Isa (‘alaihis salaam).”

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/139)

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