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The Islam of Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Four

According to the narration of Mustadrak Haakim, when Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) appeared before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he declared: أشهد أنك لصادق شهادة المصدق والعارف I give the testimony of one who has belief and knows what he is testifying to that you are definitely the true Nabi. He …

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The Islam of Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

When Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) returned home, shaitaan began to instil doubts in his mind telling him, “O Hamzah! You are one of the leaders of the Quraish! How could you have followed this saabi (one who abandoned the religion of his forefathers)? Why have you abandoned the religion of …

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The Islam of Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

The moment Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) heard that Abu Jahal had spoken harshly to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he became enraged and set out in search of Abu Jahal. It was the habit of Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that on returning from a hunt, he would first visit the haram. …

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The Islam of Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

One day, while Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was passing by Mt Safaa, he happened to encounter Abu Jahal who was also passing that way. The moment his eyes fell on Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he began to revile him and curse him in the harshest of words. However, Rasulullah (sallallahu …

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The Conference of the Quraish to Prevent the Spread of Islam – Part Four

When the season of haj arrived and people from other areas and lands began coming to Makkah Mukarramah , the Quraish posted people onto the various roads and pathways to warn those who passed by of Rasululah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) by saying, “This man is a sorcerer, beware of him.” …

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The Conference of the Quraish to Prevent the Spread of Islam – Part Three

When the people asked Waleed what opinion they should have regarding Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he replied, “By Allah! There is a remarkable sweetness and attraction in the speech of Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and his speech has an extraordinary magnificence to it. The roots of his speech are incredibly …

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The Conference of the Quraish to Prevent the Spread of Islam – Part Two

The people then began to put forward their suggestions regarding the view that they should have regarding Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Some people suggested (Allah forbid), “We will say that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is a soothsayer.” Waleed commented, “You are wrong. By Allah! He is not a soothsayer! I …

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The Conference of the Quraish to Prevent the Spread of Islam – Part One

When the Quraish saw that Islam was progressing day by day, they assembled before Waleed bin Mugheerah, who was one of their seniors and elders, and said, “The Haj season has almost arrived and your eminence is celebrated throughout the lands. People arriving from different lands will soon enquire from …

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Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part Seven

Rabee‘ah bin ‘Ibaad (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says: I once saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the markets of ‘Ukkaaz and Zul Majaaz inviting people towards Islam saying: يا أيها الناس قولوا لا إله إلا الله تفلحوا O people! Say “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and you will be successful! While he was inviting …

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Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part Six

When the Quraish lost hope in Abu Taalib supporting them, they began to show open opposition and enmity for the Muslims. They started inflicting different punishments on the weak and vulnerable Muslims of the various tribes. Abu Taalib then called on the Banu Haashim and Banu Muttalib to support and …

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