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his camel and he was burnt. As for ‘Amir he called at a house of a woman who was from
Bani Salul and had a gland sore. He eventually died while he was saying: “What am I like? I
have a gland similar to a camel’s. And here I am dying in the house of the woman from Bani
15. In
Sahih Al-Bukhari
it is narrated that ‘Amir came to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and
said: “I grant you an opportunity to choose one of two: you will have the flat land people
and I will have townspeople; or I will succeed you. Otherwise, I will invade your people with
a thousand he-camels and a thousand she-camels.” But, later on he got plague-stricken in a
woman’s house. So he said: “What! I have a gland similar to a camel’s, and here I am in a
woman’s house of Bani so and so people. Fetch me my mare!” He mounted it but died on its
16. Tujeeb Delegation: They came to Madinah carrying the surplus of charities (
their people. That is to say the extra charities they had after they had distributed the poor-
due. They were thirteen men. They asked about the Qur’ân and
(the Prophet’s
saying, deeds and sanctions) so that they might learn them. They demanded things from
the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) to which he gave them pledges. They did not
stay long; so when the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) acknowledged their
demands and allowed them to depart, they sent him a boy whom they had already left at
their property. The young man said to the Prophet (Peace be upon him): “By Allâh, I swear,
I have left my home (for Madinah) with a purpose that you invoke Allâh, the Great and All-
Mighty for me to forgive me and have mercy on me and to make my heart a source of
content and sufficiency.” The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) supplicated Allâh to
grant him what he demanded.
17. From that time on, he was the most contented person. In
(i.e. the Apostasy
Times), he stoodfast as a Muslim and warned his people and reminded them of Aâh and
went on preaching them till they stoodfast and did not apostatize. The group of delegates
met the Prophet (Peace be upon him) again in the Farewell Pilgrimage in the tenth year of
18. Tai’ Delegation: One of that group of delegates who came to meet the Prophet (Peace be
upon him) was Zaid Al-Khail. They talked to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) who urged
them to embrace Islam. They agreed and grew good Muslims. About Zaid, the Messenger of
Allâh (Peace be upon him) said: “The Arabs are never exact at estimatingpeople. They have
never told me about the virtues of a man correctly; for when I see the man concerned I
realize that they have overestimated him except Zaid Al-Khail, when I met him I knew that
they had underestimated him.” Then he named him ‘Zaid Al-Khair’ (i.e. Zaid, the
The delegations arrived successively in Madinah during the ninth and tenth of Al-Hijra. Biographers
and invasion-writers have written down about some of Yemen delegations. They were Al-Azd; Bani
Sa‘d Hadheem from Quda‘ah, Bani ‘Amir bin Qais; Bani Asad, Bahra’, Khaulan, Muharib, Bani Al-
Harith bin Ka‘b, Ghamid, Bani Al-Muntafiq, Salaman, Bani ‘Abs, Muzainah, Murad, Zabid, Kinda, Dhi
Murrah, Ghassan, Bani ‘Aish, and Nakh‘ which were the last group of delegates. Nakh‘ Delegation
comprised two hundred men and they arrived in the middle of Muharram in the eleventh year of Al-
Hijra. The majority of these groups of delegates arrived during the ninth and tenth years of Al-Hijra.
The arrival of some of them tarried till the eleventh year of Al-Hijra.
The succession of these delegations indicated the great degree of the entire acceptance which the
Islamic Call reached. It manifested its influence and domination on vast areas of Arabia . The Arabs
observed Al-Madinah with such a great respect and estimation that they could do nothing but
surrender and submit to it. Al-Madinah had become the headquarters of all Arabia; so it was
impossible to avoid it. We dare not say that all the Arabians were possessed and enchanted by this
religion. There were lots of hard-hearted bedouins — among the Arabs — who surrendered (i.e.
became Muslims) only because their master did so. Their souls were not sanctified yet. Their
tendency to raids had been deeply rooted in their souls. The teachings of Islam had not crystallized
their souls well yet. Accounting some of them the Qur’ân says:
“The bedouins are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy, and more likely to be in ignorance
of the limits (Allâh’s Commandments and His legal laws, etc.) which Allâh has revealed to
His Messenger. And Allâh is All-Knower, All-Wise. And of the bedouins there are some who
look upon what they spend (in Allâh’s cause) as a fine and watch for calamities for you, on
them be the calamity of evil. And Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.” [9:97,98]
The Qur’ân praised others saying:
“And of the bedouins there are some who believe in Allâh and the Last Day, and look upon
what they spend in Allâh’s cause as approaches to Allâh, and a cause of receiving the
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