Wednesday, August 24, 2005

When the candle goes out, all goes dark

When the candle goes out, all goes dark...

"Upon visiting the Prophet’s grave the Quranic statement that kept returning to my mind was: “Muhammad is no more than a Messenger: many were the Messengers that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah.” (The Holy Quran, 3:144) I realized how the Sahabah must have felt on the day of Uhud when this ayah was revealed after the spread of the rumor of the Prophet being killed. Imagine, the state of these people, in the heat of battle, defending their beloved Prophet, hearing news that he is killed. Not having anything to live for, many turned back, stopped fighting, struck deeply by this statement. Some simply put down their weapons and sat down, loosing all drive to continue the struggle."

Taken from Rihla

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