Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Who Will Save You Now?
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Once, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) was taking rest under a tree when he was returning from an expedition. He took off his sword and hung if from the tree. A non-Muslim came quietly, took hold of the sword, and addressing the Prophet (s.a.w.), said to him, “O Muhammad! Now who will save you from my hand?”
The Prophet (s.a.w.) heard it, rose up from his seat and said, “Allah will Save me,” with such certainty and conviction, that the non-Muslim was overawed and the sword slipped from his hand.
The Prophet (s.a.w.) rose up from his place, picked up the sword hand and questioned him, “Now who will save you from my hand?”
The Arab was impressed and sought forgiveness. The Prophet (s.a.w.) forgave him. He declared his faith and embraced Islam. He returned to his tribes and expressed that he never found a man better than Muhammad (s.a.w.).
Related to the protection of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), Allah (s.w.t.) Mentioned in the Qur’an thus:
O Messenger! Proclaim the (Message) which hath been Sent to thee from thy Lord. If thou didst not, thou wouldst not have fulfilled and proclaimed His Mission: and Allah will Defend thee from men (who mean mischief). For Allah Guideth not those who reject faith. (Surah al-Ma’idah:67)