I would like to ask everybody if he knows anything about Prophet Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him), I would be very happy to have your comments posted here.

Also I would really appreciate you correcting my English, since I'm not a native myself.

Here is a little story to begin,

The Envoy to Caesar, King of Rome:

Al-Bukhari gave a long narration of the contents of the letter sent by the Prophet

to Hercules, king of the Byzantines:

"In the Name of Allâh,

the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

From Muhammad, the slave of Allâh and His Messenger to Hercules, king of the

Byzantines.

Blessed are those who follow true guidance. I invite you to embrace Islam so that

you may live in security. If you come within the fold of Islam, Allâh will give you

double reward, but in case you turn your back upon it, then the burden of the

sins of all your people shall fall on your shoulders.

• "Say (O Muhammad ): ‘O people of the Scripture (Jews and

Christians), come to a word that is just between us and you, that we

worship none but Allâh, and that we associate no partners with Him, and

that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allâh.’ Then, if they turn

away, say: ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims.’ " [3:64][]

The Muslim envoy, Dihyah bin Khalifah Al-Kalbi, was ordered to hand the letter

over to king of Busra, who would in turn, send it to Caesar.

Incidentally, Abu Sufyan bin Harb, who by that time had not embraced Islam,

was summoned to the court and Hercules asked him many questions about

Muhammad and the religion which he preached. The testimony which this

avowed enemy of the Prophet gave regarding the personal excellence of the

Prophet’s character and the good that Islam was doing the human race, left

Hercules wonder-struck.

Al-Bukhâri, on the authority of Ibn Abbas, narrated that Hercules sent for Abu

Sufyan and his companions, who happened to be trading in Ash-Sham,

Jerusalem. That was during the truce that had been concluded between the

polytheists of Quraish and the Messenger of Allâh . Hercules, seated amongst

his chiefs of staff, asked, "Who amongst you is the nearest relative to the man

who claims to be a Prophet?" "I (Abu Sufyan) replied: ‘I am the nearest relative

to him from amongst the group.’ So they made me sit in front of him and made

my companions sit behind me. Then he called upon his translator and said (to

him). ‘Tell them (i.e. Abu Sufyan’s companions) that I am going to ask him (i.e.

Abu Sufyan) regarding that men who claims to be a Prophet. So if he tells a lie,

they should contradict him (instantly)’. By Allâh had I not been afraid that my

companions would consider me a liar, I would have told lies", Abu Sufyan later

said.

Abu Sufyan’s testimony went as follows: "Muhammad descends from a noble

family. No one of his family happened to assume kingship. His followers are those

deemed weak with numbers ever growing. He neither tells lies nor betrays others,

we fight him and he fights us but with alternate victory. He bids people to

worship Allâh Alone with no associate, and abandon our fathers’ beliefs. He orders

us to observe prayer, honesty, abstinence and maintain strong family ties."

"Hercules, on hearing this testimony, turned to his translator bidding him to

communicate to us his following impression which reveals full conviction in the

truthfulness of Muhammad’s Prophethood: ‘I fully realize that Prophets come

from noble families; he does not affect any previous example of Prophethood.

Since none of his ancestors was a monarch, we cannot then allege that he is a

man trying to reclaim his father’s monarchy. So long as he does not tell lies to

people, he is for the more reason, immune to telling lies as regards Allâh.

Concerning his followers being those deemed weak with numbers ever growing, it

is something that goes in agreement with questions of Faith until this latter

assumes its full dimensions geographically and demographically. I have

understood that no instance of apostasy has as yet appeared among his

followers, and this points to the bliss of Faith that finds its abode in the human

heart. Betrayal, as I see, is alien to him because real Prophets hold betrayal in

abhorrence. Bidding worship of Allâh with no associates, observance of prayer,

honesty and abstinence and prohibition of paganism are traits bound to subject to

him all my possessions. I have already known that a Prophet must arise but it has

never occurred to me that he will be an Arab from among you. If I was sure I

would be faithful to him, I might hope to meet him, and if I were with him, I

would wash his feet.’ Hercules then requested that the Prophet’s letter be read.

The observations of the emperor and finally the definite and clear-cut exposition

of the Islamic message could not but create a tense atmosphere amongst the

clergy present at the court. We were ordered to go out." Abu Sufyan said, "While

coming out, I said to my companions, ‘The matter of Ibn Abi Kabshah (i.e.

Muhammad ) has become so prominent that even the king of Banu Al-Asfar

(i.e. the Romans) is afraid of him.’ So I continued to believe that Allâh’s

Messenger would be victorious, till Allâh made me embrace Islam." The king

did not embrace Islam — for it was differently ordained. However, the Muslim

envoy was returned to Madinah with the felicitations of the emperor.

On his way back to Madinah, Dihyah Al-Kalbi was intercepted by people from

Judham tribe in Hasmi, who looted the presents sent to the Prophet . Zaid bin

Haritha at the head of five hundred men was despatched to that spot, inflicted

heavy losses on those people and captured 1000 camels, 5000 of their cattle and

a hundred women and boys. The chief of Judham who had embraced Islam filed a

complaint with the Prophet, who gave a positive response to the former’s protest,

and ordered that all the spoils and captives be returned.

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I know he founded Islam, and that a lot of Muslims around the world are upset because some Danish guy drew an unflattering caricature of him.
YoungCalifornianI know he founded Islam, and that a lot of Muslims around the world are upset because some Danish guy drew an unflattering caricature of him.

Yes, I believe someone drew a bomb in place of a turban. This resulted in masked, armed men taking over buildings, and death threats all around. I really don't get it, but then agin, I guess I'm not supposed to.

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FirasI would like to ask everybody if he knows anything about Prophet Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him), I would be very happy to have your comments posted here.

Also I would really appreciate you correcting my English, since I'm not a native myself.

Here is a little story to begin...

Welcome to English Forums, Firas!

It's quite a long text – I'm not sure anyone will have the time to correct the whole story.

Why not post a paragraph or two, to begin with?

MrP
Yes, I believe someone drew a bomb in place of a turban. This resulted in masked, armed men taking over buildings, and death threats all around.
Oh, sweet irony!
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Firas
I would like to ask everybody if he knows anything about Prophet Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him), I would be very happy to have your comments posted here.

Also I would really appreciate you correcting my English, since I'm not a native myself.

Here is a little story to begin...

Welcome to English Forums, Firas!

It's quite a long text – I'm not sure anyone will have the time to correct the whole story.

Why not post a paragraph or two, to begin with?

MrP

Perfect, MrP. I wish I could read a few paragraphs first.
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It's beautiful !!!!!
Thank you everybody for passing by, and making the effort to post a comment.

Wow, this forum is so active, and I didn’t believe I will have so many comments in only 12 hours.
MrPedantic
Firas
I would like to ask everybody if he knows anything about Prophet Mohamed (Peace Be Upon Him), I would be very happy to have your comments posted here.

Also I would really appreciate you correcting my English, since I'm not a native myself.

Here is a little story to begin...

Welcome to English Forums, Firas!

It's quite a long text – I'm not sure anyone will have the time to correct the whole story.

Why not post a paragraph or two, to begin with?

MrP

Yes, I think you are absolutely right, I will try to post paragraph by paragraph, and it would be grateful if any of you correct my posts for me.

Thanks every body.

Please all take care, and have a nice day.


The Envoy to Caesar, King of Rome:

Al-Bukhari gave a long narration of the contents of the letter sent by the Prophet

to Hercules, king of the Byzantines:

"In the Name of Allâh,

the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

From Muhammad, the slave of Allâh and His Messenger to Hercules, king of the

Byzantines.

Blessed are those who follow true guidance. I invite you to embrace Islam so that

you may live in security. If you come within the fold of Islam, Allâh will give you

double reward, but in case you turn your back upon it, then the burden of the

sins of all your people shall fall on your shoulders.

• "Say (O Muhammad ): ‘O people of the Scripture (Jews and

Christians), come to a word that is just between us and you, that we

worship none but Allâh, and that we associate no partners with Him, and

that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allâh.’ Then, if they turn

away, say: ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims.’ " [3:64][]

The Muslim envoy, Dihyah bin Khalifah Al-Kalbi, was ordered to hand the letter

over to king of Busra, who would in turn, send it to Caesar.

Incidentally, Abu Sufyan bin Harb, who by that time had not embraced Islam,

was summoned to the court and Hercules asked him many questions about

Muhammad and the religion which he preached.

To be continued ...

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