28 نوفمبر 2012
The Prophet Muhammad : His Lineage ... B
" Muhammad " The Messenger of ALLAH(1) .
( peace be upon him )
Q : Who is the Messenger, Muhammad ?
(1) ( ALLAH ) : God .
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* His Lineage ... (B) :
Abdullah b. Abbas, the nephew of the Prophet, reported that the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) wrote to Heraclius and invited him to Islam though a letter he sent with a companion of his named Dihya al-Kalbi. Dihya handed this letter to the Governor of Busra who then forwarded it to Heraclius.
Heraclius, as a sign of gratitude to God, had walked from Hims to Ilya (i.e. Jerusalem) when God had granted Him victory over the Persian forces. When the letter of the Messenger of God reached Heraclius, he said after reading it, ”Seek for me anyone of his people, (Arabs of the Quraish tribe) if present here, in order to ask him about the Messenger of God!” At that time Abu Sufyan bin Harb was in Shaam (the Greater Syria Area)(1) with some men from Quraish who had come as merchants during the truce that had been concluded between the Messenger of God and the pagans of Quraish.
Abu Sufyan said,
"Heraclius’ messenger found us somewhere in the Greater Syria area, so he took me and my companions to Ilya and we were admitted into Heraclius’ presence. We found him sitting in his royal court wearing a crown, surrounded by the senior Byzantine dignitaries. He said to his translator. ’Ask them whom amongst them is a close relation to the man who claims to be a prophet.’ ”
( To be continued … … … )
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(1) This is a historic region in the Middle East bordering the Mediterranean. It is generally considered to include the modern states of Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordon.