Posted by: Dawud Israel | August 27, 2008

Blood of Belief

There stood Gabriel (alayhi salam) whose piercing scream had laid civilizations to waste. And next to him the Angel of the mountains ready to crush the people of Ta’if between the mountains. Waved them away did the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) saying, “Their children will one day come to Islam.” Ta’if had taken pleasure in sending their children and their insane to hurl stones at his every footstep. He fled- leaving behind him a bloody trail of footsteps.

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalaam) then cried out:

“O Allah! I complain to You of my weakness, my scarcity of resources and the humiliation I have been subjected to by the people. O Most Merciful of those who are merciful. O Lord of the weak and my Lord too. To whom have you entrusted me? To a distant person who receives me with hostility? Or to an enemy to whom you have granted authority over my affair? So long as You are not angry with me, I do not care. Your favor is of a more expansive relief to me. I seek refuge in the light of Your Face by which all darkness is dispelled and every affair of this world and the next is set right, lest Your anger or Your displeasure descends upon me. I desire Your pleasure and satisfaction until You are pleased.

There is no power and no might except by You.”

And now there sat Addas of the land of Jonah (Yunus alayhi salam) kissing the bloodied feet of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam): “There is nothing greater on this Earth than that which he is. Verily, the mountains would not rise up against him!”

With those lips soaked with the Prophet’s (sallallahu alayhi wasalaam) blood did Addas bear witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His Final Messenger.

For this is true belief for which we shall bleed. But this is the belief of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalaam) who would bleed so others would believe.

What blood can be so pure in faith that it waters the hearts to grow into belief?

Based on hadiths regarding Ta’if.
The Dua of Ta’if can be found in the biography of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) Ar-Raheeq al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar) said at the most difficult moment of his life.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.


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    Allahuma Sali Alaa Habibihi Muhammad Wah Alayhi Wah Ashabihi Wah Azwajihi Wah Salam

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