Why were all these not told by them ?
I heard the huge commotion, as though the world was shaken and mountains were crying. I caught a glimpse from the window of my busy life. Apparently my dearest love has been insulted, again and again, numerous times. Angered and insulted, those who shared the same feelings as mine, protested by arising commotions here and there.
I took a deep breath. I was choking with emotions.
I closed my eyes and I could feel the strains of cold tears flowing on the cheeks.
I am aggrieved by both. By those who created the video and to their attitude in defacing the beauty of Islam
I thus looked back to my beloved who is now eternally embedded in the pages of the holy scripture. Trying to find something…….
For those who have insulted my beloved Prophet. And for those who are unbecoming behaviour, in defense of my Prophet.
He looked very tired. With blood and injury decorating his skin and body. Even then , Zaid bin Haritha strived to give his best, ignoring the pain and wound, resulted when the people of Ta’if stoned him.
It was then that he prayed to ALLAH swt. Affirmed all his efforts, and asked for forgiveness if this all happened because of his weaknesses. Stating what ailed him, and to ALLAH swt alone where he was able to count and rely on.
The whole universe heard the prayer, and angels descended with propositions. If desired, the mountains of Ta’if would be lifted and the tribe of Ta’if crushed with it. But in the midst of all the injury and pain, in the midst of grief and inability,
The messenger of Allah said:
“Don’t, but hope that from them, will be born of those who believe in Him(Allah Swt).”
I have not been there, but standing in that place linked only these history containing sheets, my finger holding it were shedding tears.
Is this the Muhammad s.a.w. they hated ?
Why was this not described in their stories?
Why is this then, not emulated by those who want to defend him( Muhammad saw)?
He was then in a crucial moment. Ravenous humans from Quraysh kaafir (ignorant) groups were racing to end his life. Due to the non compliance of a small group of soldiers in the military, the line of the Muslim army in the field had been destroyed, enabling the enemy soldiers to break through to the last frontier. All for the thirst of his blood.
During this alarming moment, before other companions arrived, only Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqas and Talha bin Ubaidullah, was beside, defending the Prophet with all their strength and ability.
At that time Ibn Qami’ah from the opposing team managed to break through and threw hits. First, his shoulders became the victims, then his cheek. The strap of his steel helmet, entrapped into his cheek. Some of his teeth were broken, and then the blood began to flow freely. He had to use his bare hands to retain his gushing blood.
At that moment he uttered:,
“O Lord, forgive my people, they are indeed ignorant”
And Abu Ubaidah who have just arrived, immediately proceeded to disconnect the helmet strap, to which his own teeth fell out. Then came Abu Talhah, followed by Abdurrahman bin Auf and Abu Bakr to defend him( the prophet) and fought off the enemy from that area.
The atmosphere was very touching. I was not there. But it is as though I was there.
My heart heavily pounded, just by visualising the event.
Why was this not being told?
And why, this attribute of our prophet didn’t become an example?
He seemed passionate when he cordially raced away with his beloved wife Aisyah. Was affectionate to his wives at home. He loves them all, Hafsah, Umm Salamah, Zaynab bint Jahsy and those wives who were loyal and faithful, nevertheless always praising and remembering his first wife Khadijah with love and affection.
Despite being busy and with war, resistance, sermons, friends and colleagues, he never carried all the stress and pressure home, yet allocating time to mingling with his wives, his children and helping in managing the household affairs.
The Prophet also set excellent examples to his wives. At times when Aisyah accidently dropped the bread she was carrying, he will pick it up, blow it clean then continue to eat it. There shouldn’t be wastage, he emphasized.
During the times, when, out of jealousy , Ayesha slaps the meal tray coming from Zainab,his other wife to the ground, he would calmly and gently entice her to pick it up and send a meal back to Zainab in reciprocation.
If it was true the he was a sex maniac, a pedophile, a women abuser, then why was his wives happy and then became the alliance in spreading the teachings brought by him?
He advocated the rights of women, the wives, who was at that time only considered as a place for sexual satisfaction and slaves. He honored the women and respected them. And he neither retorted at his wives if there was no food prepared nor did he fuss when his meal was not up to his expectation.
Then , why all these were not told at all?
And why, from among his coreligionists, who claim to have faith in him, have not followed his footsteps in doing justice to their women?
I was not there, nor did I exist when He existed, but I never failed to feel alive with him. I pressed the holy book against my face, if only these writings enabled me to breathe his fragrance.
Do people recognize Abdullah ibn Ubayy ibn Salul? Head of hypocrites. Among those who created a turmoil by spreading about the lies on Aisyah being disloyal. Who made 300 military from the 1,000 soldiers sent to Uhud return back to Madinah. He who publicly and shamelessly claimed that he will chase Muhammad saw out of Medina.
To the extend, Umar RA who known for defending Muhammad wanted to decapitate Abdullah.
But what did the Prophet do?
He prevented Umar RA, and said:
“Do you want people to say, that Muhammad killed his own kin?”
And when Abdullah ibn Ubayy ibn Salul passed away, he performed the Funeral Prayers and prayed for him with love. But ALLAH swt Himself prevented him in doing so. And then came the verse:
“You ask forgiveness for them or do not you ask forgiveness for them (is the same). Even if ye ask forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah will never forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger. And Allah does not guide the transgressing people.” Surah At-Tawbah verse 80.
But being passionate, he said: “And I will pray for forgiveness for him more than 70 times.”
And then ALLAH swt gave the meaning and the assertion of the verse:
“And do thou pray (funeral) a person who died in them, and do not stand (pray) in his grave. They disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died in a state of perverse rebellion. “ Surah At-Tawbah verse 84.
And made the Prophet understand that there is no forgiveness, for those die without repenting his sins.
But the Prophet’s love shined his actions at that time. Even Abdullah ibn Ubayy Ibn Salul endeavored to hurt him, day after day, time after time.
But look at how the Prophet treated him. Strived to the end for all his Nation to attain paradise.
Why were all these not told by them?
Why did this remarkable majestic and beauty of this attitude not emulated by those who want to defend him?
I was not there. But these stories live with me. I am always searching for all these in today’s life, especially within myself.
Where is he, the one we love, in our daily lives?
During the time when the completely armored army was moving from the four corners of Mecca, the holy city was rocked by the tramping sounds of men and animals. All that existed in the city trembled. Playing back in their hearts and minds; all the tortures, insults, murder attempts, the rebellious campaigns that they did against the Prophet.
Everyone rushed into their homes. Some were hiding in the Grand Mosque, and Abu Sufyan was hiding with his family in his house.
Before the coming to Makkah with his 10,000 soldiers, the noble Prophet sent Abu Sufyan back to Makkah with a message full of humanity:
“Those who entered the house of Abu Sufyan, will be safe. Those who entered their homes will be safe. Those who entered the mosque, will be safe. “
And then a call came for all to gathered around the Prophet. There were spies who managed to see how he came through riding the camel. Not even his honorable body claimed that he should do so; but he bowed down, till his head was almost touching his camel’s back. His mouth humbly whispering his success to Allah swt.
Whilst everyone in Mecca waited in silence for his decision, he asked:
“What do all of you assume I will do?”
The one standing closest to him said:
“We have known you for a good person, and we are sure you will do us good things only.”
Then he smiled, and he who was tortured, humiliated and wished dead by the people of Mecca said:
“Today, I say to you as Joseph had spoken to his relatives: On this day no insult should become on you, I hope that Allah will forgive you, and He is the Most Merciful among the Merciful (Surah Yusuf,verse 92)”
Yes. I was not there that day. Not there at that moment. Yet, I could feel his love.
How could a war and blood a crazy person perform such actions?
How is a sex maniac capable of moral in such a way?
Why was these not told by them?
They have insulted our Prophet, without realizing how much he loved all those among the Prophets. Often teaching his community, Moses and Jesus are his brothers.
They have insult the beloved Prophet, without taking into consideration how often he instructed his troops not to indiscriminately chop down trees, not to disturb the people who were in their houses and those who were worshipping.
History itself acknowledges Salahuddin Al-Ayubi as a testament to the beauty of our Prophet’s teachings, how peaceful he concurred Jerusalem and sympathized with its people, though the troops from Jerusalem are among the Christian Crusaders who shed the blood of those against them to the height of horses knees.
Sometimes I am puzzled with how they trot our noble Prophet.
If what good is said, is right about this holy man, then why does the Muslim community resort to violence?
Yes. I wonder when a Muslim somewhere; does something wrong, all that is blamed is Islam.
I want to ask,
When the nuclear bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was this in the teachings from the Bible?
Is Christianity to blamed or the Bible was to be held responsible for these cruel actions of these ignorants?
I want to ask ,
The taking of the Palestine land and the establishment of Israel, murders after murders, and all the tyranny and cruelty, is it the teaching of the Torah?
Does this give me a reason in wanting to insult Judaism for all these violation?
Islam is always blamed for one individual Muslims behavior,
Will they be able to accept, if I am to blame Christianity for actions of Christians and Judaism for action of its Jewish followers?
Certainly on the basis of human rights, you will be upset, and angered by me. But evaluate it for yourselves!
Every time, shamelessly and without a thorough study and observation, they insult our beloved Prophet Muhammad, Islam, and the oneness and sanctity of Allah swt. He has been slandered as sex crazy and blood crazy.
It is nothing but scruples slanders and defamation without completely looking at all angles of his life!
How he attended to his grandchildren who sometimes played thereon while he was performing his solah,
How he joked and respectfully mingled with older women who held grandmother status,
How he sat together with the poor people, to an extend those who came up to see him could not distinguish the difference in status between him and them.
How honourable he was, how merciful he was in passing any sentence or punishment, how he hated tyranny.
Why was these not raised or mentioned?
And what made me more puzzled is; why they did those claiming to defend him, did not persistently emulated him?
I opened my eyes, glazed away from the ocean of reference. I put down the magnificent scripture that told all the history, and took a deep breath.
My beloved Messenger of Allah, noble and beautiful in his personality, never killed anyone who was not supposed to. And if someone was found guilty, only the guilty was punished. In Islam, children will not inherit the sins of their parents and one will not inherit the sins of others.
In Islamic teachings, bombing buildings and killing innocent people for the mistakes and the damage done by others to the Muslim community are prohibited.
On the contrary, the other party, who proclaimed themselves intellectuals, didn’t think; who will not be angry and emotionally distracted when one’s beloved, who is considered higher than oneself is humiliated?
Hence, why provoke unrest?
Is not it enough all the previous videos of humiliation of the Islamic teaching and lifestyle, the Prophet, even Allah swt himself insulted by the insatiable?
Is it not enough?
And to my brothers, somehow I recall the numerous times we have received such provocation. Haven’t we learnt? Indeed they deliberately want to make us angry and then react the way they are not supposed to, so that their journey and battle to smear Islam becomes easier.
I am always thinking how to change this situation….
So finally I realise myself.
Hey, why I’m still sitting here?
Then I switched on my computer. On my social sites
Yes. This is my response.
And I hope that soon, Allah swt will unite me with my beloved who have been insulted.
At least I want to be able to say with him later:
“O my beloved, I have defended you, by the way you have taught me to .”
Yes. That is what I will do, when you insult my Prophet.