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“Yes, we are satisfied, O Prophet of Allâh (peace be upon him) ! with our lot and share.”
Then the Prophet (peace be upon him) left the gathering and the people also dispersed.
Hawazin’s delegation arrived a Muslims just after the distribution of spoils. They were fourteen men
headed by Zuhair bin Sard. The Messenger’s fosteruncle was one of them. They asked him to
bestow upon them some of the wealth and spoils. They uttered so touching words that the
Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) said to them: “You surely see who are with me. The most
desirable speech to me is the most truthful. Which is dearer to you, your wealth or your women and
children?” They replied: “Nothing whatsoever compares with kinship.” Then when I perform the
noon prayer, stand up and say: “We intercede with the Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) to
exhort the believers, and we intercede with the believers to exhort the Messenger of Allâh (peace be
upon him) to forego the captives of our people fallen to their lot.” So when the Messenger of Allâh
(peace be upon him) performed the noon prayer, they stood up and said what they had been told to
say. The Messenger (peace be upon him) , then, said: “As for what belongs to me and to the
children of Abdul Muttalib, you may consider them, from now on, yours. And I will ask my folksmen
to give back theirs.” Upon hearing that the Emigrants and the Helpers said: “What belongs to us is,
from now on, offered to the Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) .” But Al-Aqra‘ bin Habis said,
“We will grant none of what belongs to me and to Bani Tamim,”; so did ‘Uyaina bin Hisn, who said:
“As for me and Bani Fazarah, I say ‘No’.” Al-‘Abbas bin Mirdas also refused and said: “No” for Bani
Saleem and him. His people, however, said otherwise: “Whatever spoils belong to us we offer to the
Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) ” “You have undermined my position.” Said Al-‘Abbas bin
Mirdas spontaneously. Then the Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) said: “These peoplehave
come to you as Muslims. For this I have already tarried the distribution of the booty. Besides, I have
granted them a fair option but they refused to have anything other than their women and children.
Therefore he who has some of theirs and will prefer willingly to give them back, let them do. But
those who favours to keep what he owns to himself, let them grant them back too, and he will be
given as a recompense six times as much from the first booty that Allâh may provide us.” People
then said, “We w ill willingly offer them all for the sake of the Messenger of Allâh.” The Messenger of
Allâh (peace be upon him) said: “But in this way we are not able to find out who is content and who
is not. So go back and we will be waiting for your chiefs to convey to us your decisions.” All of them
gave back the women and children. The only one who refused to comply with the Messenger’s desire
was ‘Uyaina bin Hisn. He refused to let an old woman of theirs go back at first. Later on he let her
go back. The Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) gave every captive a garment as a gift.
Al- ‘Umrah
Having accomplished the distribution of the spoils at Al-Ji‘ranah he left it while wearing
clothes and proceeded to Makkah to perform
The Messenger of Allâh Õáì Çááå Úáíå
æÓáã turned back from there to Madinah after appointing ‘Itab bin Usaid on Makkah as governor.
His arrival to Madinah was by the last six nights of Dhul-Qa‘dah, in the year 8 A.H. On this occasion
Muhammad Al-Ghazali said:
“What a great change it is between the victorious period of Muhammad at present which Allâh has
towered with a manifest conquest, and that period of the past during which Muhammad first arrived
at this town, eight years ago.”
When he first came to Madinah, he was pursued and wanted. He was seeking a secure shelter. He
was a lonely stranger who sought companionship and comfort. The people of Madinah welcomed
him, gave him residence and aided him and embraced the light of Islam, which had been sent down
upon him. They, for his sake, did not care about the enmity of other peoples. Here he is entering
Madinah again, after the lapse of eight years of that first visit. Madinah, the town that had received
him once, when he was a frightened Emigrant; it receives him once again when Makkah has become
in his hands and at his disposal. It is Makkah that has got rid of its pride and
(i.e. pre-
Islamic period and traditions). It is now proud again and mighty in Islam. The Messenger of Allâh
forgave all the errors and wrongs of its people.
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