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The Spread of Islam and the Quraish of Makkah Mukarramah – Part Two

‘Utbah bin Rabee‘ah addressed Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and said, “O nephew! Why do you have to concern yourself with these issues? If it is wealth that you desire, we will amass so much of wealth for you that even the richest man will not be able to rival you. …

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The Spread of Islam and the Quraish of Makkah Mukarramah – Part 1

When the Quraish saw that Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had also embraced Islam, and with every passing day, the number of the Muslims was increasing, Abu Jahal, ‘Utbah, Shaibah, Waleed bin Mugheerah, Umayyah bin Khalaf, Aswad bin Muttalib and other leaders of the Quraish held a meeting in which they …

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

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 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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