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 ‘alaihi wasallam) did not respond to Abu Jahal’s harsh words and calmly departed from the scene (as silence is the best response to a fool).
It so happened that the slave girl of ‘Abdullah bin Jud‘aan observed this this entire spectacle. In the meantime, Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) returned from a hunting trip with his bow and quiver of arrows. ‘Abdullah bin Jud‘aan’s slave girl immediately exclaimed, “Abu ‘Ammaarah! If only you were present when Abu Jahal was reviling and cursing your nephew in the harshest of words!”
(To be continued insha Allah)
(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/182)