Prophet Muhammad (Muhammad) - The Hypocrites
Prophet Muhammad (Muhammad) - The HypocritesThe Hypocrites
The party of the Ansars, or Helpers, included some lukewarm converts who retained an ill-concealed predilection for idolatry. These were headed by Abdullah Ibn Ubai, a man with some claims to distinction. They ostensibly joined Islam, but in secret were disaffected. They often were a source of considerable danger to the newborn commonwealth and required unceasing watchfulness on the part of the Prophet. Towards them he always showed the greatest patience and forbearance, hoping in the end to win them over to the faith, which expectations were fully justified by the result. With the death of 'Abdullah Ibn Ubai, his party which were known as the party of the "Munafiqeen" (the Hypocrites) disappeared.
The Jews Present a Problem
The Jews who constituted the third party of the Medinites were, however, the most serious element of danger. No kindness or generous treatment on the part of the Prophet would seem to satisfy them. They soon broke off and ranged themselves with the enemies of the new faith. They did not hesitate to declare openly that they preferred idolatry, with its attendant evils, to the faith of Islam. Thus, the Prophet had to keep an eye on his enemies outside Medina, on the one hand, and those within the city on the other. The Meccans who had sworn Muhammad's death were well acquainted, thanks to the party of the Hypocrites and of the Jews at Medina, with the real forces of the Muslims. They also knew that the Jews had accepted Muhammad's alliance only from motives of temporary expendience and that they would break away from him to join the idolaters as soon as the latter showed themselves in the vicinity of Medina. The safety of the state required the proscription of the traitors who were secretly giving information to the common enemy. About six men were executed for high treason of this nature.
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- Muhammad (Muhammad) - The Death and Burial of Prophet Muhammad
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Conversion to Islam
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Significance of The Conversion of Abu Bakr
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Impact of Islam on Abu Bakr
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - After Conversion
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Pre-Islamic Period
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Monk Bahira
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Occupation
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Character of Abu Bakr
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Abu Bakr's Migration
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Back in Makkah
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Holy Prophet in the Ka'aba
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Persecutions of the Quraish
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Reaction of Abu Bakr
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Slavery
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Liberation of the Slaves
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Abu Bakr's Father's Reaction
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Holy Prophet's Engagement to Ayesha
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Age of Ayesha
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Witness to Truth
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Ar-Rum
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Wager
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Migration to Madina
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Second of the Two
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Road to Yathrib
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Reception at Madina
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Trade in Madina
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Abu Bakr and Finhas the Jew
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- An introduction to the person of Abraham and the lofty position he holds in Judaism
- and Islam alike.
- Abraham destroys the idols of his people in order to prove to them the futility of their worship.
- Abraham’s dispute with a king
- and the command of God to migrate to Canaan.
- Some accounts of Abraham’s journey to Egypt
- the birth of Ishmael