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. Accordingly, he came to the haram first and saw Abu Jahal sitting there with a group of the Quraish. He went towards Abu Jahal, and the moment he reached him, he struck him on the head with his bow so severely that his head was wounded. He then reprimanded him saying, “You have the audacity to hurl abuse at Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)? I myself am a follower of his deen!”

 Some members in the gathering wanted to come to Abu Jahal’s defence, but he himself prevented them saying, “Today I spoke very harshly and badly to his nephew. Leave Hamzah alone.”

Some of those present addressed Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saying, “O Hamzah! Have you also become a Saabi (abandoned the religion of your forefathers)?” Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “The truthfulness and honesty of Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has become absolutely clear to me. I testify that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is the Rasul of Allah and that whatever he says is absolutely true. I will never forsake his deen. You may do whatever you wish.” Saying this, Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) returned home.

(Seeratul Mustafa 1/182-183)


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