The Remembrance of the Bearer of Glad Tidings and the Warner صلى الله عليه وسلم - Episode 20: A Spotlight on his Letters to the Kings and Khaibar Conquest

Since 2018-03-22

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Al-Hudaybeyyah truce held great consequences and impressions  for Quraysh, recognizing the rapidly spreading power of Muslims, inclined to make peace with the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم although they were before vigorously marching armies to fight the Muslims, but they've certainly recognized how powerful the Muslims have become.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The Medina was now safe as Quraysh wouldn't try to invade it anymore.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Among the consequences of the truce were the conversion to Islam of 'Amr bin Al-'As, Khalid bin Al-Walid and 'Uthman bin Talha on the seventh year A.H. They were very honored in Quraysh and very brave as well. When they went to the prophet and embraced Islam, the prophet said "Mecca have sent you the most cherished choice pieces of its liver."

Sheikh Ali Paqees: After that, the prophet directly  devoted himself to spread the call unto Islam

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: the prophet was sent to all mankind.

{وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ} [الأنبياء: 107]

 Interpretation of the meaining: "And we have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)." [Anbiya: 107]

Thus, the prophet sent correspondences and messages to the Kings and Chiefs, calling them unto worshiping the One, Almighty سبحانه وتعالى

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The prophet started sending messages and messengers to Kings, inviting them either to embrace Islam or to facilitate the way to the Call unto Allah, the One, in their countries.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Towards the end of the sixth year A.H. on his return from Hudaybyyah, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم decided to send messages to the kings beyond Arabia calling them unto Islam. In order to authenticate the credentials of his envoys, a silver ring with a seal was made, and he صلى الله عليه وسلم chose the most knowledgeable amongst his companions to be his messengers to those Kings.

Sheikh Sa'd Ghannam: He started his correspondences with the Kings and Chiefs of various countries for his call unto Islam was limited to the Arabia prior to the truce.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم dispatched 'Amr bin Omaiyah Ad-Damari to Negus, King of Abyssinia

Sheikh Sa'd Al-Ghannam: This Negus wasn't the one previously mentioned, who embraced Islam, but another.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: and he صلى الله عليه وسلم sent with his messenger a letter, inviting the Negus to Islam, and to a word just between the, to believe in Allah, the One and disbelieve in all else.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The Negus took the parchment and placed it on his eye, descended to the floor.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Then confessed his faith in Islam and responded to the Call of the prophet.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: and wrote to the prophet a letter about that.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: and he was very generous toward the prophet. Amongst what he  صلى الله عليه وسلم wrote to the Negus was a request to send him back his cousin Ja'far bin Abi Talib, and indeed he did, generously showing an uttermost kindness to Ja'far and the believers and obediently sending them back. He died shortly afterwards. On the ninth year A.H., when the prophet was informed of his death, he observed prayer in absentia for him.

(How good was the Negus who humbled before the Call of His Lord; the call of truth. Gold and pleasures didn't deceive him for he firmly believed the complete delight and the bigger property was to await him in the hands of the Lord of all dominions. And even when he embraced Islam, he wasn't deprived from his kingdom; but instead added to it the entire delight of utter pleasures and kingdoms that the Master of the life in this world and hereafter have prepared for the believers.)

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم wrote to Juraij bin Matta, called Muqawqas, vicegerent of Egypt. He said to him "In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, slave of Allah and His Messenger, to Muqawqas, vicegerent of Egypt. Peace be upon him who follows true guidance. Thereafter, I invite you to accept Islam. Therefore, if you want security, accept Islam. If you accept Islam, Allah, the Sublime, shall reward you doubly. But if you refuse, you shall bear the burden of the transgression of all the Copts."

Sheikh Ali Paqees: When he received the prophet's message and read it, he asked Hatib about Islam. The latter explained some of the Islam rites and teachings, referring to what the prophet was sent to call unto.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He responded to the prophet's letter politely, but he didn't accept Islam.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: He praised the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and his message, taking the parchment he ordered that it be kept in an ivory casket.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: the Muqawqas then wrote the prophet a letter in which came in it: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, and the Most Merciful. From Muqawqas, the venerable of Copts to Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah:

Peace be upon you. I have read your letter and understood its contents, and what you are calling for. I already know that a coming Prophet was still due, but I used to believe he would be born in Syria or its whereabouts. I am sending you as presents two female slaves, who come from noble Coptic families, clothing and a steed for your riding on. Peace be upon you.”

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Amongst those female slaves whom Al-Muqawqas sent was Maria the Coptic who embraced Islam and was chosen by the prophet as she later gave birth to his son Ibrahim, the only child who was born to the prophet in Medina. He died very young and the prophet painfully wept over him.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet also wrote to Chosroes, emperor of Persia, sending it with 'Abdullah bin Huthafah As-Sahmi as his messenger.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: "In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah to Chosroes, king of Persia.

Peace be upon him who follows true guidance, believes in Allah and His Messenger and testifies that there is no god but Allah Alone with no associate, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. I invite you to accept the religion of Allah. I am the Messenger of Allah sent to all mankind

{لِيُنْذِرَ مَنْ كَانَ حَيًّا وَيَحِقَّ الْقَوْلُ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ} [يس: 70]

Interpretation of the meaining: "So that he may warn him who is alive and feels, and justify the word against those who do not believe." [Yaseen: 70]

Accept Islam as your religion so that you may live in security. Oherwise, you will be held responsible for all the sins of the Magi.”

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: When the prophet's letter was read, Chosroes tore the letter into shreds and haughtily said "a low slave amongst my parish dares to write his name above mine"

Sheikh Ali Paqees: He commanded his viceroy in Yemen to send a couple stout men to arrest the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and bring him to his presence.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: When the prophet was informed how Chosroes haughtily behaved in this matter, he invoked Allah to dissipate his kingdom and render it to pieces. And so it exactly happened.

(The Chosroes turned insolent, haughtily tearing the prophet's letter; as he though his power was never to be defeated or subdued. But the prophet invoked the wrath of the King of all kings who has supremacy over all, upon him. Thus, his kingdom rendered to pieces and his power utterly defeated and ordeals attacked him from where he never perceived. He was humiliated after being honored and degraded after indulging in pleasures. Glory to Allah indeed for he punishes the tyrant and never let him be)

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The prophet dispatched Dihyah Al-Kalbi (May Allah be pleased with him) with a letter to Caesar.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: “In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

From Muhammad, the slave of Allah and his messenger to Hercules, king of Rome.

Blessed are those who follow true guidance. I invite you to embrace Islam so that you may live in security. If you come within the fold of Islam, Allah shall reward you in double, but in case you turn your back upon it, then the burden of the sins of all your people shall fall on your shoulders.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Incidentally, Abu Sufyan, who by that time had not embraced Islam, was among a caravan of Quraysh. Hercules then asked him the infamous questions about Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and the religion which he preached which Al-Bukhari mentioned in details as Hercules said at the end of their conversation "If indeed what you informed me was nothing but the plain truth then that prophet shall one day attain my kingdom, reach to that very spot where my foot are"

Sheikh Ali Paqees: When Caesar read the prophet's letter, informed of Islam teachings, he almost advanced to embrace Islam, but his fondness of status, power and authority restrained him. He even said "If I was sure I would be faithful to him, I might hope to meet him (the prophet), and if I were with him, I would wash his feet."

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet wrote similar letters to Al-Monthir bin Sawa, king of Bahrain, Hawdah bin 'Ali chief of Yamamah and the king of Oman, and others as well.

(The prophet was very diligent in spreading and propagating Islam and acquaints people with it. He promptly sent his messengers with letters for the Kings and Princes of several countries, inviting them to embrace Islam and worship none but Allah, the One.)

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Reassured, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم after the truce of Hudaybiyyah, he dismissed his concerns about the most powerful wings of the three parties that were against him: Quraysh. The prophet then turned to the other two wings: Ghatfan's tribe and the Jews.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The Jews of Banu Nadear of Khaibar in particular

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Khaibar itself had always remained a hotbed of intrigue and conspiracy, for it was constituted as source of military provocations, antagonizing the prophet

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Khaibar who sent their men to Quraysh, Ghatfan and Jews of Bani Qurayzah, instigating the Confederates to raise war against the Prophet in the Trench battle.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet set preparations for heading off to Jews of Khaibar.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم invited only those who were willing to fight in the cause of Allah (jihad) to accompany him in his march against Khaibar; thus only his companions of the tree who sworn allegiance joined him صلى الله عليه وسلم

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: They were approximately 1400 men.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: So the prophet marched himself; leading his army to invade Khaibar صلى الله عليه وسلم

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Many Interpreters of the Noble Quran suggest that capturing Khaibar had been a Divine promise implied in Allah’s Words:

 {وَعَدَكُمُ اللَّهُ مَغَانِمَ كَثِيرَةً تَأْخُذُونَهَا فَعَجَّلَ لَكُمْ هَذِهِ} [الفتح: 20]

Interpretation of the meaining: “Allah has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture, and He has hastened for you this.” [Al-Fath: 20] indicating Al-Hudaibiyah Peace Treaty; while the spoils are those of Khaibar.

  {وَمَغَانِمَ كَثِيرَةً يَأْخُذُونَهَا وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا.وَعَدَكُمُ اللَّهُ مَغَانِمَ كَثِيرَةً تَأْخُذُونَهَا فَعَجَّلَ لَكُمْ هَذِهِ وَكَفَّ أَيْدِيَ النَّاسِ عَنْكُمْ وَلِتَكُونَ آيَةً لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَيَهْدِيَكُمْ صِرَاطًا مُسْتَقِيمًا}  [الفتح: 19-20]

Interpretation of the meaning: "And the many spoils that they were to take. God is all-mighty and all-wise. God had promised you many spoils that you would capture; so He gave this soon enough to you, and stayed the hands of men from you that it may serve as a sign for believers, and guide you on the straight path" [Al-Fath: 19-20]

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Khaibar was a spacious strongly fortified territory, studded with castles and strongholds, protecting its inhabitants

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: ‘Abdullah bin Ubai delegated an envoy to the Jews of Khaibar warning them against the dangers approaching, and nerving them to resist the prophet and his army.

{هُوَ الَّذِي أَخْرَجَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ مِنْ دِيَارِهِمْ لِأَوَّلِ الْحَشْرِ مَا ظَنَنْتُمْ أَنْ يَخْرُجُوا وَظَنُّوا أَنَّهُمْ مَانِعَتُهُمْ حُصُونُهُمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ فَأَتَاهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَمْ يَحْتَسِبُوا...} [الحشر: 2]

Interpretation of the meaining: "It is He who drove those among the people of the Book who refused to believe, from their homes for the first confrontation. You did not think that they would go away, and they imagined that their forts would protect them against God. But God came upon them from where they did not suspect..." [Al-Hashr: 2]

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Salamah bin Al-Akwa’ (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “We went out with the Prophet to Khaybar, and we marched at night when a man amongst us asked ‘Aamir "O 'Amir wouldn't you chant and enthuse us" for 'Amir was a poet.

 Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: 'Amir, who never failed to fulfill any of his companions requests, started chanting

Sheikh Ali Paqees: O Allah, if You had not guided us, We would have neither been guided rightly

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: nor practised charity, nor offered prayers.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: We wish to lay down our lives for You, so forgive You our lapses

Sheikh Ali Paqees: And keep us steadfast when we encounter our enemies.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Bestow upon us peace and tranquility, Behold, when with a cry they called upon us to help.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم upon hearing the chanting; asked: “Who is this driver (of the camels)?” They said: “It is ‘Amir bin Al-Akwa'.”

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: He said: “may Allah have mercy upon him.”

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon:  Therewith; the prophet headed to Khaibar; he صلى الله عليه وسلم didn't stop till there was only a distance of a day and night's march to Ghatfan.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: When the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم arrived at the outskirts of Khaibar, the Prophet ordered his Companions to stop, then he beseeched his Lord: “O Allah - the Lord of the Heavens and what is beneath them, The Lord of the Earths and what they carry, The Lord of the devils and whom they deviate, The Lord of the wind and what it scatters, we ask You to grant us what is good in this village and its people. We seek refuge with you from the evil of this village and the evil of its people. Enter by the Name of Allah and with his blessings”

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The prophet reached Khaibar at night; yet it was his habit to not enter or invade a village at this particular time.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The following morning, at sunrise, the prophet prayed along with the Muslims the dawn prayer while darkness still about then they mounted their camels and arrived at Khaibar while the Jews were coming out about their jobs with their axes, spades and strings driving their cattle along

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: As they saw the army in full armor, they screamed "Oh; it's Muhammad; by Allah it's Muhammad"

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: “Muhammad has come along with his army!" and they fled to their stronghold at that very moment the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said "Allah is Great, Allah is the greatest; Khaibar shall face destruction. Behold! When we descend in their field, it will be the worst morning for those who have been warned (but have not taken heed).”

{لَا يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ جَمِيعًا إِلَّا فِي قُرًى مُحَصَّنَةٍ أَوْ مِنْ وَرَاءِ جُدُرٍ بَأْسُهُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ شَدِيدٌ تَحْسَبُهُمْ جَمِيعًا وَقُلُوبُهُمْ شَتَّى ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَوْمٌ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ}  [ الحشر: 14]

Interpretation of the meaining: "They will not fight you in a body except in fortified cities, or from behind the walls. Their enmity among themselves is great. You think they are united, but divided are their hearts. That is because these people are devoid of sense."  [Al-Hashr: 14]

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: For encampment, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had chosen a certain plot of land he deemed suitable

Sheikh Ali Paqees: then Al-Habbad bin Al-Mundhir approached the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and said "O Messenger of Allah; Is that spot which you've chosen to camp about is something Allah revealed to you or is it a question of opinion, warfare tactics and planning?”

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The Messenger of Allah told him that it was a matter of opinion, warfare tactics and planning. Thereupon, Al-Hubaab replied, “O Messenger of Allah, this is then not the correct place to camp at. It's too close to the Jews' Fort, and all their combatants are within its walls and they quite know our conditions"

Sheikh Ali Paqees: They know what we do prepare but we don't. Their darts could reach us and the dense tress may hinder us" and he went counting the disadvantages of such a place suggesting to camp at another plot.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet complied with his advice for it was the prophet custom never to take up decisions without his companions' opinions and counsel.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: On the night of Kahibar; the prophet said "I shall entrust the banner to a man who loves Allah and His Messenger and they (Allah and His Messenger) love him.”

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The companions were very pleased as every one of them hoped to be granted the honor of carrying the banner.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Even 'Umar bin Al-Khattab said "I never looked forward to principality but at that night"

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: 'Umar said "that night; the people slept whilst looking forward to finding out who would be given the banner"

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: All the Muslims came forward on the following morning hoping to be granted the honor of carrying the banner, but the prophet asked "Where's Ali bin Abi-Talib?"

Sheikh Ali Paqees: 'Ali lagged behind the army for he was suffering from sore eyes and when they halted he caught up to them.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The Prophet then called him, spat in his eyes and supplicated Allah The Almighty for him. Thus, he was cured. It was as if he was never suffering from nothing. Then the prophet handed him the banner.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: ‘Ali, on his part asked "should I fight the enemies until they embrace Islam?". The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم answered him saying: “Take things easy and invite them to accept Islam"

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi:  "and brief them on their duties towards Allah. By Allah, if Allah guided even one man through you, that would be better for you than the best type of camels"

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Oh! How great is our religion which its only mission was to guide people to the right path, to Islam, and not merely to shed blood.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: And so 'Ali began the campaign; marching with the Muslims towards the fort. He invited the Jews to Islam but they rejected it.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: 'Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) advanced, holding the banner he was handed by the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and both parties met at their first defense line Their first fort that goes by the name Na'im; and Marhab. A Jewish cavalryman was the leader of the fort.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Marhab was one of their heroes who was as strong as a 100 men.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Marhab came out of the fort strutting while holding his sword saying "All of Khaibar know who is Marhab:  A fully armed and well-tried valorous warrior. When war comes spreading its flames.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: So 'Amir bin Al-Akwa'a met the former in combat and was killed as a martyr (may Allah be pleased with him)

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The prophet then said "For him (‘Amir) there is a double reward in the Hereafter. Rarely could an Arab combatant fight like he did"

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon:  and then he invited other to meet him in combat while saying several stanzas. Thus 'Ali advanced towards him while saying

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: "I am the one whose mother named him Haidar ) And am) like the lion of the forest with a terror-striking countenance, returning my opponent attack with one that's much more fierce"

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: 'Ali then hit Marhab on the head and killed him.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: and so the defeat of Jews' forts was indeed as the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said by 'Ali.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: After conquering the Na‘im fort, the other forts were conquered one by one.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The Jews later realized the futility of resistance and began to abandon their positions in An-Na‘im and infiltrate into the fortress of As-Sa‘b bin Mu'adh. Right after, the Muslims broke into Na'im fort.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Al-Hubab bin Al-Mundhir Al-Ansari led the attack on As-Sa‘b fortress after he had the fortune of the prophet's invocation to Allah to aid him and his clan in capturing that fort as they complained to the prophet the great hunger they suffered.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The companions rejoiced at the invocation and eagerly went forth and indeed Allah aided them till they stormed the fort of As-Sa'b bin Mu'adh which was the richest fort, fully replete with food and provisions.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Their strongholds started to fall in Muslims' hands one after the other till they were besieged in their last fort.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: laid a heavy siege to it for fourteen days with the Jews barricading themselves inside their forts to the extent that the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was about to use the rams.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Ibn Abi Al-Huqaiq was despatched to the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to negotiate with him.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم agreed to spare their lives on condition they evacuate Khaibar and the adjacent land along with their families, leaving whatever gold, silver and weapons they had in their possession. Taking nothing but the clothes they wore.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: and they agreed on those terms as well. The prophet stipulated that he would disavow any commitment if they violated any of those terms. Yet Bin Abi-Alhuqaiq was one of those who betrayed the treaty and so he was captured and killed on the spot.

As the raiders and conquerors failed to break into the forts

The prophet declared "a man who loves me and the gracious Lord'd be entrusted the banner"

A man of power and wisdom whom Allah grants him the forts' conquest, never was he a coward or resentful.

No sooner the daybreak risen than 'Ali was seen raising the banner, leader of the army

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: After the treaty established, the forts were surrendered over to the Muslims. Thus Allah granted the believers that conquest and victor was their fortune.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: and there were captured women and amongst them was Safiyah bint Huyay whom the prophet set free and married.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The arrival of Ja'far bin Abi-Talib was a source of pure delight and over enjoyment to the prophet even more than the conquest of Khaibar. Ja'far the prophet's cousin who immigrated to Abyssinia along some of the companions parted with the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم for years. He missed them greatly and here they're approaching him in Medina as the Negus sent them.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The prophet was overjoyed, meeting them brought so much delight to the extent that the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  kissed him on his forehead between his eyes  and said: “I do not know what I am more overjoyed at, the arrival of Ja‘far or conquering Khaibar.”

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The Ash‘arites who came from Yemen to Abyssinia came in the company of Ja‘far and his companions

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم assigned to them shares from the spoils of Khaybar, a sign  that shows how much they're estimable and appreciated

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Amongst the incidents that occurred to the prophet during the conquest of Khaibar is that

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: a Jewish woman called Zainab bint Al-Harith, the wife of Sallam bin Meshkim, offered the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم a roasted sheep she had poisoned.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: for she inquired after the most delicious food the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم prefers.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: She was told that it's the arm of the sheep; thus she stuffed the greatest portion of the poison therein, and spattered the rest all over the sheep.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: When it was placed before him صلى الله عليه وسلم, he took a mouthful, but it was not to his liking so he spat it out.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Then he said "Those bones tell me that it's stuffed with poison" and then he asked for the woman who cooked it to be brought before him. She confessed that she admitted it.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: One of the prophet's companions by the name of Al-Baraa bin Bishr was present there and he himself ate from the poisoned sheep. Consequently he died.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: As the prophet asked the woman "Why did you do it?" she answered

Sheikh Ali Paqees: "Should you be a Prophet, then you would be bound to learn about it and I wanted to find out if you're a king or a prophet"

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, however, connived at her treacherous attempt, but ordered that she be killed when Bishr bin Al-Bara’ died of that poison.

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