Note: Insha’allah the February Monthly Tarbiyyah Programme Quiz shall be based on this article.


 Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) -

The Kind Hearted Prophet of Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’laa).

Just before the conquest of Makkah mukarramah, Aboo sufyaan and his friends came to know that the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and the Muslims were coming towards Makkah. They went out to spy and got caught by the Muslims.

Aboo Sufyaan knowing how much pain he had caused to the Muslims, began to fear his life. He asked Abbas (Radiyallahu anhu), ‘How can I be saved from being killed’?

Abbas (Radiyallahu anhu) said to him, ‘Come with me, I will take you to the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) where nobody will be able to harm you’. Umar (Radiyallahu anhu) on seeing Aboo Sufyaan requested, ‘O prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), grant me permission so that I may kill this great enemy of Islam’. But the merciful prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) told Abbas (Radiyallahu anhu) to take Aboo Sufyaan in to his tent and ordered him to bring him back in the morning.

When the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) met Aboo Sufyaan in the morning he asked, ‘O Aboo Sufyaan has the time not come yet that you believe in Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’laa) and me as his messenger’?

Aboo Sufyaan (Radiyallahu anhu) after seeing the kindness and mercy of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘May my parents be sacrificed for you, indeed you are so generous and patient. After all my enmity to you, you are still dealing with me with kindness and affection’. Thereafter Aboo Sufyaan (Radiyallahu anhu) accepted Islam.

After the conquest of Makkah, Hadhrat Abu Sufyan (Radiyallahu anhu) fought as one of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)'s commanders in the subsequent wars. During the seige of Taif, he lost an eye.

Hadhrat Abu Sufyan (Radiyallahu anhu) also fought in the Battle of Yarmouk, in which he lost his second eye. Hadhrat Abu Sufyan (Radiyallahu anhu) Passed away at the age of ninety in Madinah Munawwarah.


As we learn from the story, the kindness of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) lead Aboo Sufyaan (Radiyallahu anhu) to accept Islam. What we do and how we live is very important in conveying the true teachings of Islam. Whether we are in school or even in the town centre, non-Muslims look at us and judge Islam according to the way we behave. For this reason it is very important that we adopt the manners and ways of the prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) so that those who are not aware of Islam can also have the chance to see the beauty of Islam and Insha’allah recognise the truth one day.



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