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Therefore, materialistic power in all its aspects was not the reason that turned the Companions of

the Messenger (PBUH) into what we have seen. It was but faith: faith in truth and in what is good.

Above that, faith in the Lord of truth and good. This is the true lesson which was given and is still given

to all mankind by Muhmmad, the Messenger of Allah, (May Allah be pleased with him and his


When people devote their lives to the cause of truth and benefaction, surely darkness turns into

light, chaos turns into order, weakness turns into strength, property becomes protected, humiliation

becomes greatness, ignorance becomes knowledge, privation becomes plenitude, and all thorns become

flowers. That was what the Messenger (PBUH) and his Companions did, and that was what had been

done before by all the messengers and their companions of believers. And it is the lesson they left us to

learn from.

Since truthfulness and benefaction were the quintessence of the role of the Messenger (PBUH) and

his Companions, and since true, pure, and brave faith was their means and principle, we saw them

bequeathing the best heritage to humanity. They filled the human conscience with vigor, illumination,

and integrity of behavior.

Today, most of the radios of the world openly broadcast verses from the Glorious Qur'aan which

was to the Messenger (PBUH) and his Companions the guide and the light. Most of the radios of the

world, even the states that have another religion and the states that have no religions, most of them start

their program with verses from the Qur'aan in their broadcasts in Arabic. In all the spots of the earth,

among Muslims and Christians, among Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists, and in the territories of states that

have no religion, the lofty minarets are erected to repeat from their top the same words reverberated

through the voice of the muezzin of the Messenger (PBUH) 1400 years ago!

Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah

I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

Come to the Prayer

Come to success

Everywhere on earth the Qur'aan of that religion is recited, everywhere on earth the mosques are

filled, and everywhere on earth its principles are announced.

What power has given Islam such eternity? It is the same power we witnessed before that gave this

religion and its men a superb and extraordinary power to change the world and to change the people,

values, and destinies in it. It is the power of faith in truth and benefaction; Above all, it is the belief in the

Lord of truth and benefaction, in the Messenger, and in all other messengers who came before and

devoted their lives to truth and benefaction, who gave everything and took nothing for themselves.

There remains one word to be said in this conclusion. It is a question that inevitably occurs to the

mind after witnessing such illuminating scenes such as we beheld in these 60 men of the Messenger's

Companions. The question is, "How could dispute and disagreement ruin the strong ties between the

rightly guided brothers, and how could the civil war that broke out between Aliy's supporters and those

of Mu`aawiyah - some incidents of which we have witnessed throughout this book - overcome their

splendid brotherhood?"

In order to give an answer to this question, we have to go back to the virtue of faith in these

Companions, and then to other historical factors as well. Indeed, their true, clear, and decisive faith had

made them follow the same path. To them, truth had but one face which they recognized and followed. It

did not have multiple and assumed faces to let some waver among them according to their dispositions

and interests. While the Messenger (PBUH) was living among them, guidance to what is true and right -