Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Banu Mustaliq
Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Banu MustaliqThe Banu Mustaliq. The Banu Mustaliq, a branch of Banu Khuza'a occupied the territory of Qadid on the Red Sea shore between Jeddah and Rabigh. In 527 C.E. news was brought to Madina that the Banu Mustaliq in alliance with some other tribes were gathering to make a raid on Madina. The policy of the Holy Prophet was that the Muslims should not lose the initiative in such cases, and should take such tribes by surprise. Another aspect of the policy was that action against individual tribes should be taken before they could effect an alliance.
Expedition against Banu Mustaliq. In pursuance of this policy, the Holy Prophet decided to lead an expedition to Banu Mustaliq secretly and immediately. In the Muslim force that was mustered, Abu Bakr was the standard bearer of the Muhajireen. By forced marches the Muslim force reached Muraisi, where there was a spring from where Banu Mustaliq obtained their water supply. The Muslims cut off all communications by which other tribes could come to join Banu Mustaliq Banu Mustaliq were taken by surprise. They offered some resistance, but they lost heart and surrendered. In order to placate the tribe the Holy Prophet married a daughter of their chief Harith b Abi Dirar. Thereupon the entire tribe was converted to Islam.
Abdullah b Ubayye. The success of Muslims against Banu Mustaliq was marred by an unfortunate incident which exposed the hypocrisy of certain persons who professed to be Muslim but were otherwise hypocrites. In the matter of the watering of animals there was a dispute between two persons one of whom was a Muhajir and the other was Ansar. The Muhajir invoked the help of the Muhajirs while the Ansar invoked the help of the Ansar. Thereupon Abdullah b Ubayye a Muslim hypocrite said: "On reaching Madina we will drive away the Muhajreen from our city. By God our and their case is like the saying of old 'Fatten your dog and he will eat you. "
Reaction of the Holy Prophet. On hearing of this outburst of Abdullah b Ubayye, the Holy Prophet felt much annoyed but he suppressed his anger, and ordered an immediate return to Madina Some of the companions volunteered to cut off the head of the hypocrite. The Holy Prophet, however, remained silent. The son of Abdullah b Ubayye waited on the Holy Prophet and said, "I understand you are thinking of killing my father for his insolence. If some body else kills my father, it will be incumbent on me to rake revenge and kill his murderer, and thus one Muslim will be killed. If you are annoyed with my father and want him to be killed, command me, and I will kill him myself." The Holy Prophet was impressed with the loyalty of the young man to Islam, and assured him that he contemplated no action against his father.
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- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Assembly of the People
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Election of Abu Bakr as the Caliph
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Right of Ali
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Judgment on the Caliphate
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Expedition to Syria
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Campaign
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Judgment of Abu Bakr
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Reply to The Tribes
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - The Attack of The Tribes
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Zul Qissa
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Abraq
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Plan of Campaign Against the Apostates
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Taleaha
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Buzakha
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Campaign Against Bani Fazara
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Zafar
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Campaign Against Bani Sulaim
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Musailma
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Sajjah, the False Prophets
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Campaign Against Bani Tamim
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Trial of Khalid
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Campaigns Against Musailma
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Aqraba
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of the Garden
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Treaty of Yamama
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Campaign in Bahrain
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Darim
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Campaigns in Uman and Mahrah
- Khalifa Abu Bakr - Battle of Daba
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- Abraham invites his father Azar (Terah or Terakh in the Bible) and nation to the Truth revealed to him from his Lord.
- 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