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Seerah Presentation # 7. The Conversion of UMAR bin Al-KHATTAB (RA) (6 th year of Prophet hood)

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1 Seerah Presentation # 7

2 The Conversion of UMAR bin Al-KHATTAB (RA) (6 th year of Prophet hood)

3 Conversion of Umar (RA) Man of courage and determination. Man of courage and determination. Feared and respected in Makkah. Feared and respected in Makkah. Bitter opponent of Islam. Bitter opponent of Islam. Secretly he admired the stamina of the Muslims and their persistent dedication to their faith. Secretly he admired the stamina of the Muslims and their persistent dedication to their faith. Prophet made dua for him Prophet made dua for him

4 Conversion of Umar (RA) One day he set out with a sword in his hand with the intention to kill the Prophet, but somebody told him that his own sister had accepted Islam. One day he set out with a sword in his hand with the intention to kill the Prophet, but somebody told him that his own sister had accepted Islam. He went straight to his sister, Fatima’s house and heard Khabbab bin Aratt (ra) reciting surah TA’ HA. He went straight to his sister, Fatima’s house and heard Khabbab bin Aratt (ra) reciting surah TA’ HA. They hid the mushaf when they heard Umar approaching. They hid the mushaf when they heard Umar approaching.

5 After beating his brother-in-law and sister fiercely, he asked them to show what they were reading. After beating his brother-in-law and sister fiercely, he asked them to show what they were reading. Once he read the Quran, he went straight to Prophet and embraced Islam. Once he read the Quran, he went straight to Prophet and embraced Islam.

6 Conversion of Umar (ra) was a real triumph for the cause of Islam. Conversion of Umar (ra) was a real triumph for the cause of Islam. Muslims started worshipping openly in and around the Ka’abah. Muslims started worshipping openly in and around the Ka’abah.

7 Mockery Mockery Insulting and harming the Messenger (saw) Insulting and harming the Messenger (saw) Accusations or character assassinations Accusations or character assassinations Deforming or defaming the message Deforming or defaming the message Bargaining or negotiating with Prophet and his uncle Bargaining or negotiating with Prophet and his uncle Temptations Temptations Setting challenges Setting challenges Putting him under pressure Putting him under pressure Showing disgust and hatred Showing disgust and hatred Persecution Persecution Assassination attempts Assassination attempts

8 Quraish’s negotiations with the messenger Utbah bin rabiah approached the Prophet and offered a bargain to him that if he stopped proclaiming his new faith, they would give him: Utbah bin rabiah approached the Prophet and offered a bargain to him that if he stopped proclaiming his new faith, they would give him: 1.As much money and riches as he wanted 2.Kingship of Quraish 3.Best physician to cure, if he was under any spell

9 Another kind of negotiation They were willing to give up some of their faith, requesting him to leave some of his. They were willing to give up some of their faith, requesting him to leave some of his. Allah revealed: Allah revealed: قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ 2. لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ 3. وَلَا أَنْتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ 4. وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَا عَبَدْتُمْ 5. وَلَا أَنْتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ 6. لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ

10 Abu Talib assembles his family Abu Talib exhorted Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib to protect the Prophet. Abu Talib exhorted Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib to protect the Prophet. All of them whether believers or non believers, responded positively and took oath to protect the Prophet, except Abu Lahab who sided with the idolaters. All of them whether believers or non believers, responded positively and took oath to protect the Prophet, except Abu Lahab who sided with the idolaters.

11 General Social Boycott From the 7 th year of Prophet hood till the 10 th year

12 A pact of Injustice and Aggression Quraish formed an evil confederation. Quraish formed an evil confederation. They took an oath to boycott Banu Hashim and Banu Al-Muttalib until the Prophet was given up to them to be killed. They took an oath to boycott Banu Hashim and Banu Al-Muttalib until the Prophet was given up to them to be killed. They made a written covenant and put that on a wall, inside Ka’abah. They made a written covenant and put that on a wall, inside Ka’abah.

13 Three years of great hardship Abu Talib took Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib and confined them within a narrow pass (shi’b of Abu Talib). Abu Talib took Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib and confined them within a narrow pass (shi’b of Abu Talib). The supply of food was almost stopped. The supply of food was almost stopped. They had to eat tree leaves and animal skins. They had to eat tree leaves and animal skins.

14 Three years of great hardship Cries of little children, suffering from hunger, could be heard clearly. Cries of little children, suffering from hunger, could be heard clearly. Prophet did not stop preaching even in such harsh conditions. Prophet did not stop preaching even in such harsh conditions.

15 Dissolution of the pact Hisham bin Amr initiated and gathered a small group of five people, who were also grieving at the sad situation of Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib, near Kaabah to abolish the pact. Hisham bin Amr initiated and gathered a small group of five people, who were also grieving at the sad situation of Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib, near Kaabah to abolish the pact. They demanded Quraish to tear the pact. They demanded Quraish to tear the pact. Abu Jahl argued with them and said that it would not be torn until the Prophet was handed over to be killed. Abu Jahl argued with them and said that it would not be torn until the Prophet was handed over to be killed.

16 Dissolution of the pact Mean while Abu Talib came and said that a revelation had been sent to his nephew that the ants had already eaten the pact. Mean while Abu Talib came and said that a revelation had been sent to his nephew that the ants had already eaten the pact. Later they all discovered that to be true and so the pact was dissolved and people were permitted to leave Shi’b Abi talib and go home. Later they all discovered that to be true and so the pact was dissolved and people were permitted to leave Shi’b Abi talib and go home.

17 The Year of Grief The tenth year of the Prophet hood

18 Six months after leaving the confinement of Shi’b abi talib, Prophet’s dearest uncle fell ill and died. Six months after leaving the confinement of Shi’b abi talib, Prophet’s dearest uncle fell ill and died. Only two or three months after the death of his uncle, his beloved wife Khadija (ra) passed away as well. Only two or three months after the death of his uncle, his beloved wife Khadija (ra) passed away as well.

19 Factors inspiring Patience and Perseverance

20  Unshakable Belief in Allâh.  Wholeheartedly-loved leadership  The sense of responsibility.  Unwavering Belief in the truth of the Hereafter.  The Qur’ân.  Glad tidings of success.


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