The Power of Islam

At the onset of the conquest of Makkah, and before the Muslim army entered the city, Abu Sufyan came out to witness the army. Read this proud moment in our history as reported by Ibn Hisham:

Before Abu Sufyan returned, the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) decided to demonstrate the power of Islam to him. He asked ‘Abbaas to take Abu Sufyan to a place where he could review the marching squadrons.

The army on the move surged like an ocean. Different tribes passed by Abu Sufyan with their tribal colors, and as each marched ahead he asked ‘Abbaas the name of the tribe. And, when he was told about the name of the tribe, he mumbled gloomily. “What have I to do with them?”

Finally the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) passed with his detachment, with all the troops clad in full armor and appearing greenish-black. It was the regiment of the Ansaar and the Muhaajirun whose eyes alone were visible because of their armor.

Abu Sufyan sighed and asked ‘ Abbaas. “Good heavens, ‘Abbaas, who are these?” When ‘Abbaas told him that they were the Ansaar and Muhaajiroon accompanying the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam), he said. “None of them enjoyed this magnificence before. By Allah, O Abul Fadl the empire of your nephew has assumed splendid proportions this morning!” ‘Abbaas replied, “Abu Sufyan, it is the miracle of Prophethood.”

“Yes”, said Abu Sufyan, “That’s just it.”

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2 Comments on “The Power of Islam”

  1. Aminah says:

    Bismillaahirahmaaniraheem.
    As salaamu alaykum. Great post masha’Allaah. Just had a question wasn’t Al-Abbas’ kunya Abul-Fadl instead of Abdul-Fadl?

  2. purewordss says:

    wa alaikum asalaam wa rahmatu Allah,

    Yes, you’re absolutely right. Jazzakillahu Khairan for bringing it to my attention. I corrected it, Alhamdulilah.


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