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Seerah 15: Response to the Call of the Prophet (saw) by People of Madinah & First Pledge of ‘Aqabah (Allegiance) – Makkan Period

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January 25, 2020

It was during the pilgrimage season, in the eleventh year of Prophethood, that six people from Madinah (Yathreb) embraced Islam and promised to communicate the Message of Islam their city.

The Prophet(saw) gave them the Message of of Islam and the embraced Islam.  The six converts remained steady to the cause and they preached the Islam with full zeal and devotion with the result that they succeeded in winning followers for Islam from amongst their fellow citizens.  It was reported that hardly was there a house in Madinah not talking curiously and enthusiastically about the Messenger of Allâh[pbuh].

In the same year, the Prophet(saw) concluded a marriage contract with ‘Aishah(r), , when she was six of age and consummated his marriage with her in Shawwal, the year 1 A.H. in Madinah when she was nine.

The speaker addresses the common issues brought forth of the marriage and provides insight on who has the right to define what action is right and what action is wrong.

The following year, again on the occasion of the pilgrimage, there came a group of twelve men from Madinah ready to acknowledge Muhammad (saw) as their Prophet- The first Pledge of ‘Aqabah.

After the First Pledge of ‘Aqabah, the Prophet(saw) sent to Madinah (Yathrib) Mus‘ab bin ‘Umair Al-‘Abdari [R], the first Muslim ‘ambassador’ to teach the people the doctrines of Islam, give them practical guidance and make attempts at propagating the Islam.

The speaker provides us a valuable lesson for our society today when he analyses in great depth the response of the people to the call of Islam. Truly, the lesson provides insight on Muslims should embrace Islam not only in our understanding but also in our actions.

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