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Messenger’s invocations. Indeed these are an approach for them. Allâh will admit them to
His Mercy. Certainly Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [9:99]
Those of them who were present at Makkah, Madinah and Thaqif and in many other areas of Al-
Yemen and Al-Bahrain were different because Islam had been firmly rooted in their souls. Some of
them were great Companions and Masters of Muslims.
Before we move one more step and meditate on the last days of the Messenger of Allâh’s life, we
ought to cast a quick glance at the great work that was a peculiarity of his. That very peculiarity
that made him excel all other Prophets and Messengers and made him so superb that Allâh made
him atop the formers and the latters. It was him that was addressed by:
“O you wrapped in garments [i.e Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)]! Stand (to
pray) all night, except a little.” [73:1,2]
And said:
“O you [Muhammad (Peace be upon him)] enveloped (in garments). Arise and warn!”
So he arose and kept on like that for over twenty years. During those years he undertook to carry
the burdens of the great expectations on his shoulders for the sake of the whole mankind and
humanity, the Faith and
in various fields.
The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) undertook the burdens of struggle and
in the
conscience of mankind which was then drowning in the illusions of
and its images that
were loaded with the ground weights and gravitations. He took upon his shoulder to free man’s
conscience which was chained with desires and lusts. As soon as he had freed the conscience of his
Companions from the burdens and heaps of
and earthly life, he started another battle in
another field or rather successive battles against the enemy of Allâh’s Call, and against those who
conspired against it. It was a battle against those who conspired against the believers and against
those who were so careful to tend that pure plant in its implantation before it grew up and stretched
its roots in soil and extended its branches up into the air and thus dawned upon other areas. No
sooner had he finished the battles in the Arabian Peninsula than the Byzantines began preparations
to destroy this new nation on the northern borders.
The first battle — i.e. the battle of conscience — was not over yet. It was in fact a perpetual one.
Satan, who was its leader did not spare a moment without exercising his activity in the depth of
human conscience. Muhammad (Peace be upon him), on the other hand was attending on calling to
Allâh’s religion there and he was keen on fighting that perpetual battle in all fields in spite of their
hard circumstances and the world’s conspiracy against him. He went on calling effectively and
actively surrounded by the believers who were seeking security through ceaseless toil and great
The Companions acted perpetually and patiently by day and they spent the night worshipping their
Lord, reciting and memorizing the Qur’ân glorifying and magnifying Allâh and imploring Him by
night; all that at the behest of their Lord, the All-Mighty.
For over twenty years the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) had been leading that
progressive steady battle, disregarding any other affairs that kept him off that noble goal. He went
on that way till the Islamic Call proved to be successful on a large scale that puzzled all men
possessed of good reason.
The Islamic Call eventually prevailed all over Arabia. It removed all traces of
from the
horizon of the peninsula. The sick minds of
grew healthy in Islam. They d id not only get
rid of idol-worship, but they also knocked them down. The general atmosphere began to echo “there
is no god but Allâh.” The calls to prayers were heard five times a day penetrating space and
breaking the silence of the dead desert and bringing back life through the new belief. Reciters and
memorizers of the Qur’ân set out northwards and southwards reciting verses of the Qur’ân and
carrying out Allâh’s injunctions.
Scattered people and tribes were united and man moved from man’s worship of man to man’s
worship of Allâh. There were no more oppressors nor oppressed; no masters nor slaves, nor people
bound to other people, nor aggressors that would practise aggression. All people were slaves of
Allâh. They were beloved brothers obeying Allâh’s rules. Thanks to Allâh they disposed of arrogance
and the boastful spirit:
“An Arab is no better than a non-Arab. In return a non-Arab is no better than an Arab. A
red raced man was not better than a black one except in piety. Mankind are all Adam’s
children and Adam was created from dust.”
Thanks to the Islamic Call, the Arab unity had become a reality, and so was the case with human
unity and social justice as far as their earthly and heavenly affairs were concerned. The time course
of events had changed, the features on the earth’s surface and the crooked line of history had
grown straight and the mentality had been rectified.
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