Fall of Makka
- :S.M.R. Shabbar
Adopted from the book : "Story of the Holy Ka’aba And its People" by : "S.M.R. Shabbar"
On the 10th of Ramazan 8th year of Hijra the Holy Prophet left Madina for Makka with a large number of his companions. On arrival at Makka the Prophet met no resistance. The people of Makka were so overawed that they did not come out, and most of them for fear of their lives hid themselves in their houses. Prophet’s uncle Abbas Ibne Abdul Muttalib took Abu Sofian to the Holy Prophet. The Holy Prophet asked him, “ Has the time not come for you to verify the truth of accepting Allah and my Prophethood.” Abu Sofian replied, "for that my heart still wavers." Abbas hearing this reply said loudly, "woe to you, be quick in accepting Islam or you might be killed.” Thereupon Abu Sofian verified that Muhammad was the Prophet of Allah and recited the Kalema. His son Moawiya also came in the fold of Islam at this time together with other children of Abu Sofian. The Holy Prophet then declared that any one who enters Abu Sofian’s house would be safe. Holy Prophet then entered the Ka’aba and began to demolish all the 364 idols perched inside the Holy shrine. The biggest one was Hubul and to destroy that idol The Prophet asked Ali to climb over his shoulders and bring the idol down to the ground. This way the Ka’aba was cleared of the idols and was purified in the same manner as Holy Prophet’s ancestor Hazrat Ibrahim did in the beginning when he built the Shrine for the service of one God and none else.
After the bloodless victory of Makka, the battle of Hunain took place in which Ali (AS) was the main champion who had defeated the non believers and most of the tribes around Makka accepted Islam.
The battle of Tabuk took place in the same year when Prophet went to the North of Madina. In this battle he did not take Ali (AS) with him. Instead he appointed Ali as the leader in Madina while the Prophet was away. Some mischievous persons told Ali (AS) that he was left with women and children rather then fighting with the Prophet. When Ali (AS) enquired this from the Prophet he replied,” would you not prefer the state of affair as it was between Moses and his brother Aron, except that there will not be a Nabi after me. What the Holy Prophet meant that by leaving Ali inside the city of Madina as his deputy, The Prophet was setting the example of Moses when he left Aron in his place and left for Mount Sinai. This Hadith is called Hadith-e-Manzelat which clearly declares that Ali was to become Prophet’s successor after him.(see Saheehe Bukhari Kitab el Ahlulbayt, Also Soyuti Kitab al Khulafa)
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