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The Disbelievers Persecuting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Two

A man of the Banu Kinaanah tribe narrates, “I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the market of Zul Majaaz proclaiming, ‘O people! Say Laa ilaaha illallaah, you will be successful.’ “At the same time, Abu Jahal was throwing sand at Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying, ‘O people! Do not …

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The Disbelievers Persecuting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part One

When the Quraish noticed that an open invitation was being given to Islam and idolatry was being openly condemned and criticized, they could not tolerate this. They thus prepared to show enmity and hostility to the one who invited to One Allah, and they prepared to oppose tauheed (proclaiming the …

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The Quraish of Makkah Consult the Jewish Scholars – Path Three

In keeping with his human nature, when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) forgot to say insha Allah, the following verses of the Qur’aan Majeed were revealed: وَ لَا تَقُوۡلَنَّ لِشَایۡءٍ اِنِّیۡ فَاعِلٌ ذلِکَ غَدًا ﴿ۙ۲۳﴾ اِلَّاۤ انۡ یَّشَآءَ اللّٰه And never say about anything, “I will do it tomorrow,” except by …

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The Quraish of Makkah Consult the Jewish Scholars – Part Two

After speaking to the Jewish scholars and receiving the three questions that they should pose to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Nadhr and ‘Uqbah returned to Makkah filled with joy and said to the Quraish, “We have returned with something that will decisively conclude this matter.” They then came to Rasulullah …

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The Quraish of Makkah Consult the Jewish Scholars – Part One

When the Quraish realized that their questions were foolish and prejudiced, they engaged in mutual consultation and decided to send Nadhr bin Haarith and ‘Uqbah bin Abu Mu‘ait to Madinah Munawwarah to enquire regarding Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) from the Jewish scholars residing there. The reason for them going to …

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Pointless and Absurd Questions of the Disbelievers of Makkah Mukarramah – Part Four

Since Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was sent to this world as Rahmatan Lil-Aalameen (a mercy unto the worlds), the various forms of divine punishment that had befallen the various ummats were withdrawn from this ummat due to the barakah (blessing) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). It appears in one narration …

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Pointless and Absurd Questions of the Disbelievers of Makkah – Part Three

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) rejected this proposal of the Quraish as well, they replied, “Very well! Make du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to send some divine punishment upon us.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) responded, “It is the prerogative of Allah Ta‘ala to decide whether He will punish you or grant …

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Pointless and Absurd Questions of the Disbelievers of Makkah – Part Two

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) rejected this proposal of the Quraish, they replied, “Very well! If you cannot do this for us, then make du‘aa for yourself for Allah Ta‘ala to send an angel from the heavens who will accompany you wherever you go and attest to your truthfulness. Also …

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Pointless and Absurd Questions of the Disbelievers of Makkah – Part One

After Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) rejected this proposal of the Quraish, they said to him, “Very well, if you do not accept our previous proposal, then we wish to make another proposal which we hope that you will accept. “You are aware of the fact that your people are in …

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The Revelation of Surah Kaafiroon

The Quraish requested Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to refrain from speaking out against their idols. They further requested that if this was not possible, then they could come to a compromise where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) should worship their idols for one year, and they would worship his deity for …

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