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Dreadful camel

One day the pagans of Quraish gathered in the Holy Kaa'ba.  The Holy Prophet (sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa aalihi wa’sallam) was praying nearby.  Abu Jahal picked up a heavy stone, and moved forward with the evil intention of hitting tahe blessed Head of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa aalihi wa’sallam) as they bowed down to Allah (az'zawajal) in prayer.  The moment he came close to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa aalihi wa’sallam), he turned around and ran backwards.  The pagans asked him surprisingly: “Abul-Hakam!  What happened to you?”  He replied: “When I got close, I was shocked to see a dreadful camel with a horrible face and a dangerous neck.  Its mouth was open and its teeth were clapping against each other as it moved forward to eat me.  I had never seen such a dreadful camel until now.”  The Holy Prophet (sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa aalihi wa’sallam) said: “That was Jibra'eel (alay his’salaam).  If Abu Jahal had come any closer, Jibra'eel (alay his’salaam) would have caught him.”

(Seerat-e-Ibn’e-Hash’shaam)

 

My Dear Islamic Brothers!  The grand independency of Allah (az'zawajal) is great.  He sometimes makes His beloved Preacher face problems in the hands of the enemies, and then increases His ranks.  Sometimes, He makes the enemies of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa aalihi wa’sallam) scared before they attack, so that they do not think that the Beloved is alone!  The reasons why the pagans created trouble was because the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa aalihi wa’sallam) had started to give Naikey ki Dawat (inviting others to perform righteous deeds which are divinely recompensed) openly to people.  Whereas, for three years the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa aalihi wa’sallam) had done this secretly.  Then Allah (az'zawajal) ordered to preach openly:

 

And 'O, beloved, warn your nearest kinsmen.

(Translation from Kanzul-Iman, Part 19, Ayah 214)

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