The Outstanding Perseverance of Rasulullah SAW

 Inviting Hakam bin Kaysaan to Islam

Miqdaad bin Amr RA narrates that when he took Hakam bin Kaysaan prisoner (during one of the battles), his commander wanted Hakam executed. However, he (Miqdaad RA) managed to persuade his commander not to execute Hakam but to rather take him to Rasulullah SAW. When they brought him to Rasulullah SAW the noble Rasulullah SAW started inviting him to accept Islam and spent a long time speaking to him.

After some time, Saidina Umar RA said, "0 Rasulullah SAW For what reason are you talking to him so much? By Allah! He shall never accept Islaam! Allow me to execute him s o that he may reach his destination in Jahannam!" However, Rasulullah SAW paid no attention to Saidina Umar RA (and continued speaking) until Hakam accepted Islam.

Saidina Umar RA says, "When I saw Hakam accept Islam, I was surrounded by thoughts of the past and future. I chided myself for addressing Rasulullah SAW concerning a matter about which he had more knowledge than me. I then told myself that I had done so only for the welfare of Allah SWT and His Rasulullah SAW.
Saidina Umar RA said, "Hakam became a Muslim and by Allah, also he was an excellent Muslim who fought for the pleasure of Allah until he was martyred at Bir Ma'una. Rasulullah SAW was pleased with him and he has entered the gardens of Jannah."

In a narration of Zuhri, Hakam asked Rasulullah SAW, "What is Islam?" Rasulullah SAW replied, "That you worship Allaah Alone Who has no partner and that you testify that Muhammad is Allah's servant and Rasul." Hakam then said, "I accept Islam." Rasulullah SAW then turned to the Sahabah RA and said, "Had I listened to you just now and killed him, he would have entered the fire of Jahannam."

Wahshi bin Harb Accepts Islam

Abdullaah bin Abbas RA , narrates that Rasulullah SAW sent a messenger with the invitation of lslam to Wahshi bin Harb who was responsible for killing Hadhrat Hamza RA (the uncle of Rasulullah SAW). The messenger returned with a message from Wahshi stating, "0 Muhammad! How can you call me to Islam when you say that a murderer, a Mushrikeen and an adylmer shall meet with a grave punishment and this punishment will be multiplied for them on the Day of Qiyaamah where they shall remain disgraced in it forever(3). I have committed all of these crimes, so is there any hope for me?"

Allah SWT then revealed the verse:
(Thepunishment of Jahannamis for all murderers, Mushrikeen and
adulterers) Except for those who (sincerely)repent, accept Imaan and
perform good actions. For such people Allaah will convert their sins
into good deeds. Allaah is Ever Most Forgiving, Most Merciful. {Surah
Furqaan, verse 70)

In reply to this verse, Wahshi said, "0 Muhammad! The condition in this verse is uncompromising which states, 'Except for those who (sincere&)repent, accept Iman and perform good actions.' What if I do not have the opportun ity to fulfil it?" Allah SWT then revealed the verse:
Verily Allaah does not forgive that Shirk be committed, but may forgive
all (sins)besides this for whom He wills. {Surah Nisaa, verse 48)

To this, Wahshi replied, "This forgiveness depends on the will of Allaah. I do not know whether I shall be forgiven or not. Is there any other scope for me?" Allah SWT then revealed the verse:

Say, "0 My bondsmen who have wronged their souls (by committing
kufr or other sins)lose hope of Allah's mercy. Verily, Allah
forgives all sins. Undoubtedly, He is the Most Forgiving, the Most
Merciful." {Surah Zumar, verse 53)

Upon hearing this, Wahshi said, 'Yes, this is in order." He then accepted Islam. other Muslims asked, "0 Rasulullah SAW We had also committed the sins that Wahshi committed (Does this verse apply to us as well?)." Rasulullah SAW replied,
"It applies to all Muslims in general."
Abdullaah bin Abbas RA reports that some Mushrikeen who had committed murder and adultery in abundance approached Rasulullah SAW.
They said, 'What you are saying and calling towards seems extremely good. Do tell us if there is any expiation for our sins?" It was on this occasion that Allah SWT revealed the following two verses:

Those who do not call to (do not worship) another llaah with Allaah,
who only kill a soul forbidden by Allaah with a warrant (when required
to execute a person whom a court of Shariah sentences to death),and
(theyare those)who do not fornicate (theyneither commit fornication
nor adultery).{Surah Furqaan, verse 6 8 )

Say, "0 M bondsmen who have wronged their souls (by committing
kufi or other sins)! Never lose hope of Allaah's mercy. Verily, Allaah
forgives all sins. Undoubtedly, He is the Most Forgiving, the Most
Merciful." {Surah Zurnar, verse 5 ) '

Saidina Faatimah RA Weeps at the Pale Appearance of Rasulullah SAW Caused by his Exertion In the Duty Allah SWT Entrusted to Him Abu Tha'laba Khushani RA narrates that Rasulullah SAW once returned from a battle and entered the Masjid to perform two Rakaahs of salah. Whenever he returned from a journey, Rasulullah SAW always liked to proceed first to the Masjid to perform two Rakaahs of salaah and then go to the house of Faatimah RA daughter before proceeding to the homes of his wives. Consequently, he went to the home of Saidina Faatimah RA upon returning from a particular journey before going to see his wives. Welcoming him at the door, Saidina Faatimah RA started kissing Rasulullah SAW his face, Won and his eyes. She then began weeping. When Rasulullah SAW asked her what it was that made her weep, she replied, "O Rasulullah SAW It is because I see your face so pale and your clothing so tattered (because of the strenuousness of the journey) ."

To this, Rasulullah SAW said, "Do not weep, 0 Faatimah. Allah SWT has sent your father with a Deen by means of which He will enter honour or disgrace into every baked and unbaked home and every skin tent on the surface of the earth (those who accept Islam will have the honour while the others will have the disgrace). It (the Deen) shall reach wherever t h e night reaches (everywhere).

( I ) Ibn Sa'd (Vo1.4 Pg.137)
(2) Ibn Sa'd (Vo1.4 Pg.138)
(3)As mentioned in verses 68 and 69 of Surah Furqaan.
( 1 ) Tabraani. Haythami (Vo1.7 Pg.lOO) states that one of the narrators by the name of Abyan bin
Sufyaan is regarded as a weak narrator by Imaam Dhahabi i & Z.
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