Amr ibn al-aas was educated in his childhood. He was known for his intelligence and sharp mind and possessed high mental capabilities. He also received military training and was always ready to fight to protect the interests of his tribe. …show more content…
But deep inside in his heart he knew that eventually Muslims would triumph over their enemies. Knowing this, he decided to leave Makkah before Muslims over took it. He left for Abyssinia hoping to live under the protection of king Najashi. He thought that if Muslims established an oppressive government in Makkah, he would be saved from it and if Muslims rule was favorable, he would return to Makkah. Amr along with his companions arrived with expensive gifts to soften the heart of king. When they were entering the court of Najashi, they saw the ambassador of the Prophet leaving. Amr fired up, for vendetta, and requested the king to let him kill the ambassador. At this Najashi not only rebuked him for his anger, but even asked Amr to embrace Islam. In disbelief, Amr asked him if he really believed that Muhammad (s.a.w.w) was a true Prophet. After the king confirmed he become ready to embrace Islam, became a Muslim and pledged allegiance to Islam in at the hands of the Najashi. After this, Amr left for Madina so that he could pledge allegiance to the Prophet himself. On his way to Madina he met Khalid bin Waleed and Uthman Ibn Talhah who were also going to Madina for the same purpose. After all they had done to extinguish the light of Islam, Amr embraced Islam in the presence of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w). He recited kalmia and asked Holy …show more content…
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