The First Islamophobic Acts Of Islam Essay

781 Words Jun 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
One of the first Islamophobic acts that were recorded in Islamic history occurred just after the first sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in a public setting. When he climbed mount Safa’ he said: “Wa Sabahah,” which means “O calamity of the morning!” He then called the tribes of Mecca by name and continued saying: “O Banū Hāshim, O Banū ‘Abd al-Muṭallib … [and so on], if I were to tell you that behind this hill there is an enemy about to attack you, would you believe me?” they replied “yes”, “Then I warn you that you are heading for a torment.” Immediately, Abu-Lahab interrupted, saying: “Woe be on you the rest of the day! Is that what you summoned us for?” This was nothing but the beginning. Allah told us in the Quran: “And they say: O you Muhammad (PBUH) to whom the Dhikr (the Qur’an) has been sent down! Verily, you are a mad man.” [15:6] “And the disbelievers say: This Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a sorcerer, a liar.” [38:4] “Those who disbelieve almost stab you with their glances when they hear the message, and say, ‘He is a madman!”[68:51]. People threw stones at him; they laughed at him and circulated false propaganda about him (peace and blessings be upon him). At this pivotal time, Allah’s words came to guide the Messenger and his followers:

“Alif-Lam-Mim. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ‘We believe’ and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allâh will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those…

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