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In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
This is a document from Muhammad, the Messenger of Allâh, concerning Emigrants and
Helpers and those who followed and strove with them.
1. They are one nation to the exclusion of other people.
2. The Emigrants of Quraish unite together and shall pay blood money among themselves, and
shall ransom honourably their prisoners. Every tribe of the Helpers unite together, as they
were at first, and every sect ion among them will pay a ransom for acquitting its relative
3. Believers shall not leave anyone destitute among them by not paying his redemption money
or blood money in kind.
4. Whoever is rebellious or whoever seeks to spread enmity and sedition, the hand of every
God-fearing Muslim shall be against him, even if he be his son.
5. A believer shall not kill another believer, nor shall support a disbeliever against a believer.
6. The protection of Allâh is one (and is equally) extended to the humblest of the believers.
7. The believers are supported by each other.
8. Whosoever of the Jews follows us shall have aid and succour; they shall not be injured, nor
any enemy be aided against them.
9. The peace of the believers is indivisible. No separate peace shall be made when believers
are fighting in the way of Allâh. Conditions must be fair and equitable to all.
10. It shall not be lawful for a believer, who holds by what is in this document and believes in
Allâh and the Day of Judgement, to help a criminal nor give h im refuge. Those who give him
refuge and render him help shall have the curse and anger of Allâh on the Day of
Resurrection. Their indemnity is not accepted.
11. Whenever you differ about a matter, it must be referred to Allâh and to Muhammad.
12. Killing a believer deliberately with no good reason entails killing the killer unless the sponsor
deems it otherwise.
It was solely by his wisdom and dexterity, that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) erected the pillars
of the new society. This phenomenon no doubt left its mark on the virtuous Muslims. He used to
bring them up in the light of the Islamic education, he sanctified their selves, enjoined them to
observe righteousness and praiseworthy manners and was keen on infusing into them the ethics of
amity, glory, honour, worship and first and foremost obedience to Allâh and His Messenger.
The following is a cluster of the virtues he used to inculcate in the minds of his followers:
A man asked the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) which of the merits is superior
in Islam. He [the Prophet (Peace be upon him)] remarked:
“That you provide food and extend greetings to one whom you know or do not
‘Abdubin Salâm said: When the Prophet (Peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah, I went to
see him and I immediately recognized through his features that he would never be a liar.
The first things he (the Prophet [Peace be upon him)] said was:
“Extend peace greetings amongst yourselves, provide food to the needy, maintain
uterine relations, observe prayer at night while people are asleep, then you will
peacefully enter the Garden (Paradise).”
And he said:
“The Muslim is that one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe.”
And said:
“None amongst you believes (truly) till one likes for his brother that which he loves for
And said:
“He will not enter Paradise, he whose neighbour is not secure from his wrongful conduct.”
And said:
“A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim; he neither oppresses him nor does he fail him.
Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allâh will remove from him one of the
griefs of the Day of Judgement. Whosoever shields a Muslim, Allâh will shield him on the
Day of Resurrection.”
And said:
“Abusing a Muslim is an outrage and fighting against him is disbelief.”
And said:
“To remove something harmful from the road, is charity.”
And said:
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