Do you know your weakness?

imageAs people gathered around the kaabah and the prophet peace be upon him stood at its gate after destroying the idols inside it, he addressed his audience: ‘O people of Quraysh! What do you think I will do with you now? They all replied in unison, ‘You will deal with us in kindness you are a noble brother and son of a noble brother’ the prophet peace be upon him said, ‘in that case I will say to you what Yusuf said to his brothers:’ there is no blame on you. Go for you are free’ (Al Sirah an Nabawiyyah by Ibn Hisham 4/54,55) The conquest of Makkah is regarded one of the most peaceful conquests to have ever occurred. Who are the people the prophet peace be upon him forgave that day? They are the ones who had hurt anyone saying ther is no god but Allah, they had tortured the strong and the weak among the muslims alike. Beating, whipping,scorching heat, boiling water were some of the methods the Quraysh used to force Muslims to return to the religion of their fathers. They would insult, mock, and hurt the prophet peace be upon him and the Muslims, but look at their kindness and forgiving attitude that nor did they forgive them but also treated them as brothers as they enetered into the fold of Islam during the counquest of Makkah. With their trust, unity, brotherhood and help from Allah they broke through the strongest of the walls that stood their way. They would never treat eachother as inferior nor would they hold grudges against eachother. They would trust eachother through the good and the bad. This was their strength with which they protected Islam. We are weak today beacause we don’t support or trust eachother anymore. We have become vulnerable and face all kinds of insults, criticism, and mockery. It is our weakness that has given the media and newspapers a chance to call us “terrorists”. They have forgotten how the advent of Islam brought peace to this world. I believe it’s time we take our stand, speak for the right and stop the wrong. Let’s trust eachother as we defend the religion of Allah and not forget what Allah swt says : إن ينصركم الله فلا غالب لكم وإن يخذلكم فمن ذا الذي ينصركم من بعده وعلى الله فليتوكل المؤمنون  آل عمران:١٦٠ “If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allah (alone) let believers put their trust. (Al Imran:160) Faadi S Teppei

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