Tag: QURAYSH

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab Attacked For Publicly Declaring That He Became A Muslim

In the early Makkan period, Umar Ibn Al-Khattab got attacked for publicly declaring that he believed in Islam. This incident is recorded by the early biographer, Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “Nafi freedman of Abdullah b. Umar on the authority of Ibn Umar said: ‘When my father Umar became a Muslim he said, ‘Which… Read More ›

Abu Bakr And Talha Ibn Ubaydullah Tied Together

Early Muslim converts to Islam were treated harshly by the polytheists. Their crime? Believing that there is One God,  and that Muhammed is His Messenger. Some of the ordeals early Muslims faced were very harsh, at times the early converts were murdered for holding on to their new beliefs. Among those who were mistreated is… Read More ›

Abu Jahl’s Attempt To Assassinate The Prophet Muhammed

The Quraysh polytheists sent for Prophet Muhammed (p), threatening to destroy him (and trying to bribe the Prophet with money, wealth and make him King, in order to stop him from preaching Monotheism) and at the same time when he refused one of their leaders, Abu Jahl went out the next morning attempted to smash… Read More ›

Khabbab Ibn Al-Aratt’s Life In Makkah: Conversion And Persecution

This is a continuation of a series of articles in regards to the lives of the early Muslims in Makkah. In this article we look at Khabbab Ibn al-Aratt’s early life in Makkah and how he was treated by the Quraysh idolaters as a result of his conversion to Islam. Khabbab relates a number of… Read More ›

Zubayr Ibn Awwam Endures Torture In The Hands Of Quraysh

Zubayr Ibn Awwam endures torture in the hands of his uncle, who was a Qurayshi polytheist. The crime that Zubayr committed was that he abandoned his polytheistic belief, and converted to Islam. The following are historical sources which mention the details on Zubayr Ibn Awwam. Hilya – Abu Nu’aym (947 – 1038 AD): “Abul Aswad… Read More ›

Quraysh Mushriks Attempted To Murder A New Convert To Islam

Some Quraysh polytheists attempted to murder some new Converts To Islam, but failed as the tribe to protected him. The mushriks (polytheists) were on the mission of murdering this innocent Muslim, as a result of him changing his faith to Islam. The early classical biographer, Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD) mentions this: “Al-Zubayr b…. Read More ›

Quraysh Punishes Those Who Listen To Recitation Of The Quran

The early Muslims faced a lot of persecution. At times, the early Muslims were murdered for their beliefs. For example, if anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim were to get caught listening to the recitation of the Quran they were punished. Early classical sources mention this. Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “If anyone of them… Read More ›