Saturday 16th of December 2017
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The Call to Faith and Freedom

A cry was raised. A man was standing by the hill and calling to the people: "Come, O people, come, I have brought a message for you." The people ran towards him, children too, and gathered around him. In order for his voice to reach the people more clearly and so that they could all see him, the man climbed upon a large boulder and stood there. Then he looked at the people and said: "O people! O fellow townsmen! O my kith and kin! You all know me well and trust me. Is it not so?" The affirmation of the listeners was loud and unanimous.
The man continued: "O people! I have been, sent by God the One and Unique with a message for you." "What is that message, O Muhammad the Trustworthy?" said one of the listeners. "Say, `there is no God but Allah, you will prosper replied the prophet. "Don't worship idols anymore. Don't maintain partners with God. Don't obey the tyrants. Don't be unjust to others, and be an enemy to injustice and oppressors.
"Say, `there is no God but Allah', and accept the leadership of mankind and save them from the disgrace of oppression. “Say, 'there is no God but Allah', and be dignified and free in the world and live in Paradise in the Hereafter. "This is the message I have brought to you from God, there is no God except Allah."'- There was uproar. They wouldn't allow Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) the Trust worthy to continue his speech. Some were sunk in thought while some, who were the nobles and tyrants of Makkah, were angry and were making fun of the prophet.
One day a group of the nobles of Makkah went to the house of Abu Talib, the Prophet's uncle. Abu Talib was the head of his tribe and a leader of the city. He was an old man worship the idols arid to believe in One God. What crazy words he is uttering!" "O Abu Talib", they continued, "You have to stop him from saying such things. Otherwise, it is possible that he will be killed.'
One of them then put his mouth close to Abu Talib's ear and quietly said, "What is it Muhammad wants? Does he want a wife, house and a fine life? Whatever he wants we will give him provided he stops saying these things and stops calling himself the Messenger of God." They told Abu Talib to speak to Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) and then they left.
Abu Talib invited his nephew, the Holy Prophet "Do you know why the leaders of the city came to see me?" he asked him.
"What have you been my dear uncle." said Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) who loved his uncle very much. "God has selected me to be His Prophet. He has given me a message so as to lift the people from degradation. He has given me a message for me to call the people to worship of the One God. God has ordered me to prevent the people from idol-worship and oppression."
Abu Talib had been listening to Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) well and, at heart, he believed in him. Quietly he said to his nephew, "Do you know what they wanted from me? They wanted me to stop you from speaking like this!" "Never will I disobey God's command", Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) told him without hesitation. "I am going to carry it out and will continue to call the people to devotion to the One True God and to Tawhid (monotheism).
"My dear uncle", he continued, "I swear by God that if they were to offer me the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left, together with all the wealth and beauty in the world, still I would not turn back from the mission which God has entrusted me!" Abu Talib thought for a moment. "In whatever way God has commanded you “he finally said” Obey Him. I will always support you."

source : Sibtayn
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