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Seerah episode 38: The Prophet Stands Up to Abu Jahl August 3, 2014

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— In the 3rd/4th year of Prophethood, Islam went public, which resulted in a lot of persecution of Muslims

  • The culprit behind a lot of the oppression, violence, & aggression against the early Believers was Abu Jahl

— One day the Prophet was praying in front of the Ka’bah, with the other leaders of Quraysh sitting nearby him. Those men started to egg on Abu Jahl, because they knew he had a bad temper (just like his nephew Umar bin al-Khattab)

  • The leaders tell Abu Jahl, “Look at Muhammad. He comes here & prays, rubbing it in our faces. You can’t even do anything about it. Look at this. In broad daylight, he just rubs it in your face.”
    • Abu Jahl jumped up. He pulled the scarf off his neck & went up to the Prophet, who was still praying. Then Abu Jahl started to strangle the Prophet with his scarf
  • Abu Bakr, who was at the Haram, saw this & immediately ran up to them & body-checked Abu Jahl
    • Abu Bakr pushed Abu Jahl aside & quoted the same words that Rajul Mu’minun ali Firaun said. He was an undercover Believer in the court of Firaun. When Firaun’s council was plotting to kill Musa (as), the Believer said, “Are you seriously sitting here talking about killing a man, when all he does is say that ‘My Lord is Allah?’ and on top of that he has come with clear evidence of Allah? You want to kill this man just because he prefers one Lord over all the other idols that you worship?”
    • Abu Bakr spoke similar words to Abu Jahl, “You want to kill this man simply because he prefers one Lord over all these idols you worship?”
  • Based on this event, it became public knowledge that Abul Hakam (Abu Jahl) & Muhammad don’t see eye-to-eye

— In the height of all the persecution of Muslims that was going on, a man (whose name is unknown) from the tribe of Iraash brought his goods to Makkah to do some business

  • He was a humble villager from a humble town who hoped to make some profit in Makkah. He ran into none other than Abu Jahl & decided to do some business with him
  • Abu Jahl took the Iraashi man’s merchandise & said to him, “I’ll take this & pay for this tomorrow. Trust me, you’ll collect from me. Don’t worry about it. I’ll pay in a couple of days.”

— After a few days, the Iraashi man shows up to Abu Jahl to collect his payment

  • Abu Jahl goes, “Who are you? What merchandise? What money? Anybody knows what he’s talking about?”
    • Of course, with Abu Jahl being a ringleader of the troublemakers, everyone else goes, “Yeah, we don’t know what you’re talking about. Get outta here. Dismissed.”
  • Abu Jahl didn’t care about taking advantage of this Iraashi man, since he’s here in a big city by himself, with no tribe to back him up. No one’s gonna listen to a silly little villager over big dog Abu Jahl. Abu Jahl just shooed the man away

— Understandably, Iraashi man is upset. He brought his life savings to Makkah, hoping to earn more money for his family. He left his family & had traveled far only to be ripped off. He didn’t even have food to eat

  • The Iraashi man goes to the Haram near the Ka’bah & he calls out to the people, “Who amongst you, O people of Quraysh, Ahlul-Haram, will help me against Abul Hakam (aka Abu Jahl)? I’m a traveler. I have nothing to eat & nowhere to stay, and he has taken my right from me.”
  • Some of the leaders sitting there at the Haram point at the Iraashi man & mock him, “Look at him. Check this guy out. Silly little guy.”
  • The Makkans mock this man after he just got ripped off in broad daylight. He’s broke, with no food or place to stay, & when he calls for justice, he gets mocked by the Makkans

— The Prophet was also there at the Haram at that time

  • Even before the Prophet heard the Iraashi man, some of the Qurayshi men who were making fun of the Iraashi man went up to Prophet because they knew that Abu Jahl & Prophet didn’t get along
  • They tell the Prophet, “Listen to who the Iraashi is complaining about. Why don’t you go join up forces with him, you have a common enemy (Abu Jahl).” They were doing this as a way to mock Prophet
    • This got the attention of the Prophet toward the Iraashi man. The Prophet listened to the Iraashi man & felt that man’s pain
  • The Prophet went to the man & said, “Why don’t you come with me? I’ll help you out with this.”

— The Prophet took the Iraashi man & went to the house of Abu Jahl & knocked on his door

  • Abu Jahl from behind the door said, “Who’s there?
  • The Prophet said curtly, “Muhammad. Come outside.”
    • The Prophet’s character is unmatched with anyone else’s. He was superb in every way & always had good character, but part of that character was not being a doormat. The Prophet knew how Abu Jahl was going to react in his presence, so the Prophet went, “Not today. Come on out.”
  • When Abu Jahl hears the name of the Prophet through the door, he says with disdain in his voice, “What do you want?”
    • When Abu Jahl opened the door & sees the Prophet, he went extremely pale. Abu Jahl looked terrified
  • The Prophet said, “Give this man what he deserves from you.”
  • Abu Jahl said, “Don’t worry. Stay right here. Let me just grab quickly what belongs to him.”
    • He ran inside, grabbed the money, & handed it to the Iraashi man

— The Iraashi man went back to Haram, & he wanted to show his appreciation for getting his money. He started to tell people around him, “May Allah reward Muhammad. I received that which belongs to me.”

  • The people in Makkah were confused, because it didn’t sound like Abu Jahl to just hand over the money just because the Prophet told him to. They went to Abu Jahl & asked him, “You okay? You got pushed around, man. First of all, this dude’s a villager, & Muhammad was with him. You messed with Muhammad all this time. You tried to strangle him. You kick around his people. Now all of a sudden you just hand his goods over? What’s going on with you?”
  • Abu Jahl tells the people, “You people need to shut up, you don’t know what you’re talking about. As soon as Muhammad came & knocked on my door & told me to come out, I became furious. Like this dude comes to my house? I came out ready to give him a piece of my mind. I opened the door & looked at Muhammad, & towering over him was the largest wild desert camel that I had ever seen in my life. His head was humungous. All I could think about is my head (keeping it intact to my body). I saw how crazy it looked. I swear to God that I felt that if I had said no, the camel will just grab my head & break my neck. That’s why I ran inside & gave Muhammad the money so he could leave with the demon he came with.”
    • This camel was a fahal, wild desert camels that were untamed & were known to be mentally unstable. These camels were known for killing people
    • There is poetry that talks about these crazy camels. They were huge & had large mouths. They would grab a person’s head like a suction cup & fling him around & throw him – that’s how they killed
    • This camel may have been jinn-possessed
    • of course there was no camel, but Allah made Abu jahl saw a camel like that to make him fear.

— There is another similar story

  • The Prophet was making tawaaf around the Ka’bah, with Abu Jahl & his cronies sitting nearby. Every time Prophet walked by, Abu Jahl & his crew says extremely crude & foul things
  •  After Abu Jahl & his crew did this several times, the Prophet walked over to them. They get kind of quiet, but are still chuckling about the things they said.
  • The Prophet said, “Wallahi, Allah has sent me to you with sacrifice (meaning: to cut the throat).”
    • This could have meant a number of things. Because the Prophet was known to never lose his cool & always speak the truth, everyone was taken aback. “What are you talking about, Muhammad? This is unbecoming of you. You’re a dignified man. You’re from the family of Abdul Mutallib.”
  • The Prophet quietly went back to doing tawaaf, & everyone just got quiet after that

 

— In the 3rd/4th year of Prophethood, Islam went public, which resulted in a lot of persecution of Muslims

  • The culprit behind a lot of the oppression, violence, & aggression against the early Believers was Abu Jahl

— One day the Prophet was praying in front of the Ka’bah, with the other leaders of Quraysh sitting nearby him. Those men started to egg on Abu Jahl, because they knew he had a bad temper (just like his nephew Umar bin al-Khattab)

  • The leaders tell Abu Jahl, “Look at Muhammad. He comes here & prays, rubbing it in our faces. You can’t even do anything about it. Look at this. In broad daylight, he just rubs it in your face.”
    • Abu Jahl jumped up. He pulled the scarf off his neck & went up to the Prophet, who was still praying. Then Abu Jahl started to strangle the Prophet with his scarf
  • Abu Bakr, who was at the Haram, saw this & immediately ran up to them & body-checked Abu Jahl
    • Abu Bakr pushed Abu Jahl aside & quoted the same words that Rajul Mu’minun ali Firaun said. He was an undercover Believer in the court of Firaun. When Firaun’s council was plotting to kill Musa (as), the Believer said, “Are you seriously sitting here talking about killing a man, when all he does is say that ‘My Lord is Allah?’ and on top of that he has come with clear evidence of Allah? You want to kill this man just because he prefers one Lord over all the other idols that you worship?”
    • Abu Bakr spoke similar words to Abu Jahl, “You want to kill this man simply because he prefers one Lord over all these idols you worship?”
  • Based on this event, it became public knowledge that Abul Hakam (Abu Jahl) & Muhammad don’t see eye-to-eye

— In the height of all the persecution of Muslims that was going on, a man (whose name is unknown) from the tribe of Iraash brought his goods to Makkah to do some business

  • He was a humble villager from a humble town who hoped to make some profit in Makkah. He ran into none other than Abu Jahl & decided to do some business with him
  • Abu Jahl took the Iraashi man’s merchandise & said to him, “I’ll take this & pay for this tomorrow. Trust me, you’ll collect from me. Don’t worry about it. I’ll pay in a couple of days.”

— After a few days, the Iraashi man shows up to Abu Jahl to collect his payment

  • Abu Jahl goes, “Who are you? What merchandise? What money? Anybody knows what he’s talking about?”
    • Of course, with Abu Jahl being a ringleader of the troublemakers, everyone else goes, “Yeah, we don’t know what you’re talking about. Get outta here. Dismissed.”
  • Abu Jahl didn’t care about taking advantage of this Iraashi man, since he’s here in a big city by himself, with no tribe to back him up. No one’s gonna listen to a silly little villager over big dog Abu Jahl. Abu Jahl just shooed the man away

— Understandably, Iraashi man is upset. He brought his life savings to Makkah, hoping to earn more money for his family. He left his family & had traveled far only to be ripped off. He didn’t even have food to eat

  • The Iraashi man goes to the Haram near the Ka’bah & he calls out to the people, “Who amongst you, O people of Quraysh, Ahlul-Haram, will help me against Abul Hakam (aka Abu Jahl)? I’m a traveler. I have nothing to eat & nowhere to stay, and he has taken my right from me.”
  • Some of the leaders sitting there at the Haram point at the Iraashi man & mock him, “Look at him. Check this guy out. Silly little guy.”
  • The Makkans mock this man after he just got ripped off in broad daylight. He’s broke, with no food or place to stay, & when he calls for justice, he gets mocked by the Makkans

— The Prophet was also there at the Haram at that time

  • Even before the Prophet heard the Iraashi man, some of the Qurayshi men who were making fun of the Iraashi man went up to Prophet because they knew that Abu Jahl & Prophet didn’t get along
  • They tell the Prophet, “Listen to who the Iraashi is complaining about. Why don’t you go join up forces with him, you have a common enemy (Abu Jahl).” They were doing this as a way to mock Prophet
    • This got the attention of the Prophet toward the Iraashi man. The Prophet listened to the Iraashi man & felt that man’s pain
  • The Prophet went to the man & said, “Why don’t you come with me? I’ll help you out with this.”

— The Prophet took the Iraashi man & went to the house of Abu Jahl & knocked on his door

  • Abu Jahl from behind the door said, “Who’s there?
  • The Prophet said curtly, “Muhammad. Come outside.”
    • The Prophet’s character is unmatched with anyone else’s. He was superb in every way & always had good character, but part of that character was not being a doormat. The Prophet knew how Abu Jahl was going to react in his presence, so the Prophet went, “Not today. Come on out.”
  • When Abu Jahl hears the name of the Prophet through the door, he says with disdain in his voice, “What do you want?”
    • When Abu Jahl opened the door & sees the Prophet, he went extremely pale. Abu Jahl looked terrified
  • The Prophet said, “Give this man what he deserves from you.”
  • Abu Jahl said, “Don’t worry. Stay right here. Let me just grab quickly what belongs to him.”
    • He ran inside, grabbed the money, & handed it to the Iraashi man

— The Iraashi man went back to Haram, & he wanted to show his appreciation for getting his money. He started to tell people around him, “May Allah reward Muhammad. I received that which belongs to me.”

  • The people in Makkah were confused, because it didn’t sound like Abu Jahl to just hand over the money just because the Prophet told him to. They went to Abu Jahl & asked him, “You okay? You got pushed around, man. First of all, this dude’s a villager, & Muhammad was with him. You messed with Muhammad all this time. You tried to strangle him. You kick around his people. Now all of a sudden you just hand his goods over? What’s going on with you?”
  • Abu Jahl tells the people, “You people need to shut up, you don’t know what you’re talking about. As soon as Muhammad came & knocked on my door & told me to come out, I became furious. Like this dude comes to my house? I came out ready to give him a piece of my mind. I opened the door & looked at Muhammad, & towering over him was the largest wild desert camel that I had ever seen in my life. His head was humungous. All I could think about is my head (keeping it intact to my body). I saw how crazy it looked. I swear to God that I felt that if I had said no, the camel will just grab my head & break my neck. That’s why I ran inside & gave Muhammad the money so he could leave with the demon he came with.”
    • This camel was a fahal, wild desert camels that were untamed & were known to be mentally unstable. These camels were known for killing people
    • There is poetry that talks about these crazy camels. They were huge & had large mouths. They would grab a person’s head like a suction cup & fling him around & throw him – that’s how they killed
    • This camel may have been jinn-possessed

— There is another similar story

  • The Prophet was making tawaaf around the Ka’bah, with Abu Jahl & his cronies sitting nearby. Every time Prophet walked by, Abu Jahl & his crew says extremely crude & foul things
  •  After Abu Jahl & his crew did this several times, the Prophet walked over to them. They get kind of quiet, but are still chuckling about the things they said.
  • The Prophet said, “Wallahi, Allah has sent me to you with sacrifice (meaning: to cut the throat).”
    • This could have meant a number of things. Because the Prophet was known to never lose his cool & always speak the truth, everyone was taken aback. “What are you talking about, Muhammad? This is unbecoming of you. You’re a dignified man. You’re from the family of Abdul Mutallib.”
  • The Prophet quietly went back to doing tawaaf, & everyone just got quiet after that

— In the 3rd/4th year of Prophethood, Islam went public, which resulted in a lot of persecution of Muslims

  • The culprit behind a lot of the oppression, violence, & aggression against the early Believers was Abu Jahl

— One day the Prophet was praying in front of the Ka’bah, with the other leaders of Quraysh sitting nearby him. Those men started to egg on Abu Jahl, because they knew he had a bad temper (just like his nephew Umar bin al-Khattab)

  • The leaders tell Abu Jahl, “Look at Muhammad. He comes here & prays, rubbing it in our faces. You can’t even do anything about it. Look at this. In broad daylight, he just rubs it in your face.”
    • Abu Jahl jumped up. He pulled the scarf off his neck & went up to the Prophet, who was still praying. Then Abu Jahl started to strangle the Prophet with his scarf
  • Abu Bakr, who was at the Haram, saw this & immediately ran up to them & body-checked Abu Jahl
    • Abu Bakr pushed Abu Jahl aside & quoted the same words that Rajul Mu’minun ali Firaun said. He was an undercover Believer in the court of Firaun. When Firaun’s council was plotting to kill Musa (as), the Believer said, “Are you seriously sitting here talking about killing a man, when all he does is say that ‘My Lord is Allah?’ and on top of that he has come with clear evidence of Allah? You want to kill this man just because he prefers one Lord over all the other idols that you worship?”
    • Abu Bakr spoke similar words to Abu Jahl, “You want to kill this man simply because he prefers one Lord over all these idols you worship?”
  • Based on this event, it became public knowledge that Abul Hakam (Abu Jahl) & Muhammad don’t see eye-to-eye

— In the height of all the persecution of Muslims that was going on, a man (whose name is unknown) from the tribe of Iraash brought his goods to Makkah to do some business

  • He was a humble villager from a humble town who hoped to make some profit in Makkah. He ran into none other than Abu Jahl & decided to do some business with him
  • Abu Jahl took the Iraashi man’s merchandise & said to him, “I’ll take this & pay for this tomorrow. Trust me, you’ll collect from me. Don’t worry about it. I’ll pay in a couple of days.”

— After a few days, the Iraashi man shows up to Abu Jahl to collect his payment

  • Abu Jahl goes, “Who are you? What merchandise? What money? Anybody knows what he’s talking about?”
    • Of course, with Abu Jahl being a ringleader of the troublemakers, everyone else goes, “Yeah, we don’t know what you’re talking about. Get outta here. Dismissed.”
  • Abu Jahl didn’t care about taking advantage of this Iraashi man, since he’s here in a big city by himself, with no tribe to back him up. No one’s gonna listen to a silly little villager over big dog Abu Jahl. Abu Jahl just shooed the man away

— Understandably, Iraashi man is upset. He brought his life savings to Makkah, hoping to earn more money for his family. He left his family & had traveled far only to be ripped off. He didn’t even have food to eat

  • The Iraashi man goes to the Haram near the Ka’bah & he calls out to the people, “Who amongst you, O people of Quraysh, Ahlul-Haram, will help me against Abul Hakam (aka Abu Jahl)? I’m a traveler. I have nothing to eat & nowhere to stay, and he has taken my right from me.”
  • Some of the leaders sitting there at the Haram point at the Iraashi man & mock him, “Look at him. Check this guy out. Silly little guy.”
  • The Makkans mock this man after he just got ripped off in broad daylight. He’s broke, with no food or place to stay, & when he calls for justice, he gets mocked by the Makkans

— The Prophet was also there at the Haram at that time

  • Even before the Prophet heard the Iraashi man, some of the Qurayshi men who were making fun of the Iraashi man went up to Prophet because they knew that Abu Jahl & Prophet didn’t get along
  • They tell the Prophet, “Listen to who the Iraashi is complaining about. Why don’t you go join up forces with him, you have a common enemy (Abu Jahl).” They were doing this as a way to mock Prophet
    • This got the attention of the Prophet toward the Iraashi man. The Prophet listened to the Iraashi man & felt that man’s pain
  • The Prophet went to the man & said, “Why don’t you come with me? I’ll help you out with this.”

— The Prophet took the Iraashi man & went to the house of Abu Jahl & knocked on his door

  • Abu Jahl from behind the door said, “Who’s there?
  • The Prophet said curtly, “Muhammad. Come outside.”
    • The Prophet’s character is unmatched with anyone else’s. He was superb in every way & always had good character, but part of that character was not being a doormat. The Prophet knew how Abu Jahl was going to react in his presence, so the Prophet went, “Not today. Come on out.”
  • When Abu Jahl hears the name of the Prophet through the door, he says with disdain in his voice, “What do you want?”
    • When Abu Jahl opened the door & sees the Prophet, he went extremely pale. Abu Jahl looked terrified
  • The Prophet said, “Give this man what he deserves from you.”
  • Abu Jahl said, “Don’t worry. Stay right here. Let me just grab quickly what belongs to him.”
    • He ran inside, grabbed the money, & handed it to the Iraashi man

— The Iraashi man went back to Haram, & he wanted to show his appreciation for getting his money. He started to tell people around him, “May Allah reward Muhammad. I received that which belongs to me.”

  • The people in Makkah were confused, because it didn’t sound like Abu Jahl to just hand over the money just because the Prophet told him to. They went to Abu Jahl & asked him, “You okay? You got pushed around, man. First of all, this dude’s a villager, & Muhammad was with him. You messed with Muhammad all this time. You tried to strangle him. You kick around his people. Now all of a sudden you just hand his goods over? What’s going on with you?”
  • Abu Jahl tells the people, “You people need to shut up, you don’t know what you’re talking about. As soon as Muhammad came & knocked on my door & told me to come out, I became furious. Like this dude comes to my house? I came out ready to give him a piece of my mind. I opened the door & looked at Muhammad, & towering over him was the largest wild desert camel that I had ever seen in my life. His head was humungous. All I could think about is my head (keeping it intact to my body). I saw how crazy it looked. I swear to God that I felt that if I had said no, the camel will just grab my head & break my neck. That’s why I ran inside & gave Muhammad the money so he could leave with the demon he came with.”
    • This camel was a fahal, wild desert camels that were untamed & were known to be mentally unstable. These camels were known for killing people
    • There is poetry that talks about these crazy camels. They were huge & had large mouths. They would grab a person’s head like a suction cup & fling him around & throw him – that’s how they killed
    • This camel may have been jinn-possessed

— There is another similar story

  • The Prophet was making tawaaf around the Ka’bah, with Abu Jahl & his cronies sitting nearby. Every time Prophet walked by, Abu Jahl & his crew says extremely crude & foul things
  •  After Abu Jahl & his crew did this several times, the Prophet walked over to them. They get kind of quiet, but are still chuckling about the things they said.
  • The Prophet said, “Wallahi, Allah has sent me to you with sacrifice (meaning: to cut the throat).”
    • This could have meant a number of things. Because the Prophet was known to never lose his cool & always speak the truth, everyone was taken aback. “What are you talking about, Muhammad? This is unbecoming of you. You’re a dignified man. You’re from the family of Abdul Mutallib.”
  • The Prophet quietly went back to doing tawaaf, & everyone just got quiet after that

Link to next episode

http://www.qalaminstitute.org/2013/03/seerah-life-of-the-prophet-the-prophet-stands-up-to-abu-jahl/

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