Tag: Persecution

The Persecution, Torture And Murder Of Muslims In The Makkan Period

Kaleef K. Karim For far too long critics and those have hatred towards Muslims generally have down-played the history around the Muslims who suffered persecution and murder in the early period of Makkah (Mecca). Modern critics of Islam have down-played or falsified that part of history in order to make the Muslims in Madinan period… Read More ›

Ammar Ibn Yasir Persecution And Torture By The Quraysh Polytheists

Kaleef K. Karim Ammar Ibn Yasir was a close companion of the Prophet Muhammed (p). He was one of the first group of people to accept the message the Prophet (p) came with. He accepted Islam in early stages of Makkah. Just like the other close companions of the Prophet (p), he endured a lot… Read More ›

The First Martyrs Of Islam: Sumayya Bint Khubat And Yasir

Kaleef K. Karim The early converts to Islam faced a lot of persecution as a result of them abandoning their polytheistic beliefs. The tortures they went through at the hands of the Quraysh polytheists was relentless. The first Muslims to be murdered for merely converting to the new faith of Islam, was Ammar Ibn Yasir’s… Read More ›

Bilal Ibn Rabah: Tortured By The Polytheists Of Quraysh

Bilal Ibn Rabah, also known among the early Muslims as Bilal al-Habashi was a close companion of the Prophet Muhammed (p). Bilal was one of the first people who had embraced Islam during the early Makkan period. He was also one of the first people to get persecuted. He was relentlessly tortured by his master… Read More ›

Quraysh Threatening To Kill The Prophet For Teaching Monotheism

The Quraysh polytheists threatened to kill the Prophet Muhammed (P) for teaching Monotheism and speaking the truth about the idols and their forefathers [1]: ‘O Abu Talib, your nephew has cursed our gods, insulted our religion, mocked our way of life and accused our forefathers of error; either you must stop or you must let… Read More ›

Uqba Ibn Abi Mu’ait Attempted To Murder Prophet Muhammed

Uqba bin Abi Muayt is portrayed by critics as an innocent Qurayshi polytheist who did not deserve to be dealt with in the battle of Badr. In the following historical sources, we provide dozen or more historical reports where Uqba attempted to murder the Prophet Muhammed (p). Other times where he didn’t succeed in the… Read More ›

Abu Dharr al-Ghifari’s Persecution In The Hands Of Quraysh

Abu Dharr was a close companion of Prophet Muhammed (p). In the early days of Makkah the Muslims were forbidden from declaring or talk about their new faith  of Islam, to the idolaters. The idolaters hated those who believed in One God and Muhammed being His Messenger. As such, anyone who were to be found… Read More ›

Abu Fukayhah Juhani’s Persecution

This article is a continuation on the companions of the Prophet Muhammed (p) who were persecuted by the polytheists in Makkah. In this series, we present a report on Abu Fukayhah Juhani’s early days in Makkah. How he converted to Islam and his subsequent persecution in the hands of the idolater, Umayyah Ibn Khalaf. Al-Isti’ab… Read More ›

Umar Ibn al-Khattab In Pre-Islamic Days Beat Those Who Professed Islam

When Umar Ibn al-Khattab was a polytheists he used to beat a girl because she was a Muslim. This is reported in Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “He passed by a slave girl of B. Mu’ammil, a clan of B. Adiy b. Ka’b who was a Muslim. Umar b. al-Khattab was punishing her to… Read More ›

Arqam Ibn Abi Arqam’s Treatment In Makkah And His Exile To Abyssinia

Arqam Ibn Abi Arqam relates how in the early days of Islam in Makkah he converted to Islam and kept it a secret for fear of him being persecuted or murdered by polytheists. When some polytheists found out he has converted to the new faith (i.e., Islam), they captured and jailed him. He eventually fled… Read More ›