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The Spreading Islam

My essay will concentrate on that when the Prophet Muhammad (saw)

spreading Islam, that time when he was being tortured he still did

continue to spread Islam. This essay will focus on how Prophet

Muhammad (saw) did not give up under a very painful struggle e.c.t.

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PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW)

Prophet Muhammad (saw) was born around the year of 570 and was

orphaned at an early age. His uncle, who had religious place within

the main Quraysh tribe of Mecca, raised him. At the age of 25, Prophet

Muhammad (saw) married Bibi Khadija (as) who was 40 years old at that

time. At the age of 40, within the distance of the hills outside

Mecca, Prophet Muhammad (saw) had his first experience of Islam. The

Angel Jibraeel (as) appeared to Prophet Muhammad (saw) and informed

him that he was Allah’s (swt) first chosen messenger. Angel Jibraeel

(as) also communicated to Prophet Muhammad (saw) about the first

revelation from Allah’s (swt). When Prophet Muhammad (saw) went home

and briefed to Bibi Khadija (as) he was been told that he was the

first messenger of Allah’s (swt) through the Angel Jibraeel (as) and

Bibi Khadija (as) did believe in what the Prophet Muhammad (saw) said.

Bibi Khadija (as) is the first person to believe in Prophet Muhammad

(saw) when he had had said that he was the first chosen messenger of

Allah (swt). After the revelations of the Quran Prophet Muhammad (saw)

started preaching the Islam, first he started preaching Islam to his

relatives and friends, then to the general public.

The Meccans first ignored Prophet Muhammad (saw), and then they

disrespected him. As many more people accepted Prophet Muhammad’s

(saw) call that many more the Meccans became more violent. After the

Meccans tried to turn Prophet Muhammad (saw) away from the religion of

Islam and when they could not do it, then they started to persecute

Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) followers. When this did not work either,

then the opposing Meccans decided to persecute Prophet Muhammad (saw)

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himself. By this time, two main tribes from the city of Yathrib (about

300 km (200 mi) north of Mecca) had invited Prophet Muhammad (saw) to

live there. The clan leaders invited Prophet Muhammad (saw) to Yathrib

as a neutral religious authority to judge argument. In return, the

leaders promise to accept Prophet Muhammad (saw) as a Prophet and

support the new religion of Islam.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) never gave up to spread Islam and his duties

even during the time when his family and companions were being

tortured and tested in a very inhumane manner. Prophet Muhammad (saw)

and his family including relatives (Ahlulbayt family (Imam Hassan

(as), Imam Hussein (as), Bibi Khadija (as). e.c.t.) were included in

the torture by the evil people and all most of them did not give up at

all. Many of the people from the ahlulbayt family were being tortured

and most of them were being tortured either by been taken as

prisoners, slavery e.c.t. As Islam was spreading, the Quraysh tribes

could not tolerate that Islam is spreading, and now the Quraysh tribes

became the prophet Muhammad and his family enemies and became a big

obstacle for the spread of Islam.

One of the examples of the pains that our Holy Prophet faced was:

He used to pass a particular road while going to mosque. In one of the

houses on that particular road, a Yahudi lady used to live. Whenever

the prophet passes under that Yahudi lady’s house, she used to drop

litter on him. The Holy prophet did not get angry nor changed his way

but He did pass that road everyday and each day He passed that place

knowing that one day She will realise and will accept Islam because of

his outstanding behaviours, as usual, the yahudi lady did tip out the

litter from her window. One day, while the Prophet was passing,

something surprising happened, No litter had been dropped out from

that window. He was astonished, He made his way to that house, knocked

the door and asked for that lady who used to drop litter on him. The

lady was scared, but with no choice left she came in front of the

prophet and asked the prophet that you have come to take your revenge

when I am sick and weak. The prophet replied, “ Lady, I have not come

to take revenge on you but I came to ask about well being as no litter

was thrown on me and I was surprised, I thought there is something

wrong somewhere, So I just came to ask you about your well being and

your health, Oh lady, How are you and how are you doing, May you

recover fast by the grace of Almighty Allah, and he prayed for her”.

Upon seeing

All this, that lady got in to tears and fell into the legs of the

Prophet, asked for forgiveness of her ill treatment towards the Holy

prophet. She then asked for Kalema, accepted Islam.

From this, we can realise how the prophet tolerated the ill treatment

from those ignorant and stubborn Arabs and how hard he had struggle to

spread Islam. We also learn from the same story that how polite we

should be with our fellow human beings regardless to their colour,

faith or culture.

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