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An incident regarding Abu Sufyan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) at the conquest of Makkah

Question

Is this incident suitable to quote?

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was sitting, just after the conquest of Makkah, watching Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) walking with the people close on his heels, he said to himself, What if I resumed fighting this man? Whereupon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) walked over to him nudged his chest and said: ‘Then Allah will disgrace you! Abu Sufyan said, I repent to Allah and seek the forgiveness of Allah! I was never more certain until this moment, that you were truly a Prophet. Indeed, I just said this to myself now.’

 

Answer

This incident has been recorded with approximately three chains and has been cited by several Scholars, including ‘Allamah Dhahabi, Hafiz Ibn Kathir, ‘Allamah Suyuti and ‘Allamah Salihi (rahimahumullah).

The incident is suitable to quote.

(Refer: Dalailun Nubuwwah of Imam Bayhaqi, vol. 5 pg. 102, Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 23 pg. 458, Tarikhul Islam, vol. 2 pg. 380, Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 27 pg. 186, Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 4 pg. 558, Al Khasaisul Kubra, vol. 1 pg. 469 and Subulul Huda War Rashad, vol. 5 pg. 370)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar