12 نوفمبر 2012
The Prophet Muhammad : A Mercy Towards his Enemies
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
A mercy for all creation .
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A Mercy Towards his Enemies .
The prisoners of war taken captive at the battle of Badr were amongst his bitterest enemies. Nevertheless, he (peace be upon him) made sure that they were given the best of treatment. Among them was Suhayl bin 'Amr who was a fiery speaker and was denouncing the Prophet (peace be upon him). 'Umar one the Prophet’s closest companions, suggested that two of his lower teeth be pulled out so that he might not be so vile in his speeches.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied:
"Were I to do this, Allah would disfigure me on the Day of Judgement, despite the fact that I am His messenger."
In Makkah, his people inflicted him with every kind of suffering, eventually forcing him to emigrate to Madinah, and then waged war on him for five years. However, when he conquered Makkah without bloodshed in the twenty-first year of his Prophet Hood, he asked the Makkan unbelievers who were awaiting his decision about them:
“ How do you expect me to treat you ? ”
They responded unanimously:
" You are a noble one, the son of a noble one. "
He announced to them his decision:
“You may go free! No reproach this day shall be on you; may God forgive you.”