Those who mocked our Prophet
One day, when the sultan of the worlds was circumambulating the Kâ’ba, Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ came and said, “I have been ordered to destroy them (those who mocked our Prophet).” Soon after, Walîd bin Mugîra passed by. Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ asked our Prophet, “How is that person who is passing?” Then our Master, the Prophet said, “He is one of the most evil servants of Allahu ta’âlâ.” After that, Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ pointed out Walîd’s leg and then said, “I have destroyed him!” After a while, As bin Wâil had passed. As he asked about him and took the same answer, he pointed out his stomach and said, “I have destroyed him, too!” When Aswad bin Muttalib was passing, he pointed out his eyes and when he saw Abdiyagwas, he pointed out his head. And when Khâris ibn Qays was passing, he pointed out his stomach. Then he said, “O Muhammad! Allahu ta’âlâ has saved you from their harm. Shortly, each of them will face a calamity.”
A thorn pricked As bin Wâil’s foot. Although they prepared many medicines, they could not cure it. At last his foot expanded as big as a camel’s neck and then he died by shouting, “Muhammad’s Allah killed me.” Aswad bin Muttalib went blind. Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ eliminated him by making him hit his head against a tree. The face and body of Aswad bin Abdiyag became black when he was in a place named Bâd-i samûm. When he came back to his home, his family could not identify him and sent him away. Due to his grief, he died by slamming his head on the door of his house. Khâris bin Qays had eaten salty fish. He started to feel very thirsty. Although he drank too much water, he could not quench his thirst. At last he burst. And a piece of iron pricked Walîd bin Mugîra’s calf. His wound didn’t heal. He lost much blood and then died by shouting, “Muhammad’s Allah killed me.” Thus, each of them received his response. Also, it was declared by âyat-i karîmas that the polytheists will stay in Hell forever.
One day, our beloved Prophet sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam met Abu’l-As. After he departed, Hakam (Abu’l-As) made mockery of Rasûlullah, he made mimicry, moving his mouth, face and body. Rasûl-i Akram, sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam, with the light of his prophethood, saw this and invoked on him to stay in the same condition. Hakam’s body started shaking, and this shaking continued until the end of his life.
Tortures done to the Ashâb al-Kirâm
The polytheists not only tormented our Master, the Prophet, they tortured his glorious companions too. They especially preferred those who were poor and helpless, making pressure and cruelties on them without hesitation. One of those who were tormented, was Bilâl-i Habashî. Hadrat Bilâl, a slave of a polytheist named Umayya bin Halaf, became a Muslim, because of Abû Bakr as Siddîq. Among his twelve slaves, Umayya liked Bilâl the most, therefore, he made him watchman of a shrine for idols. When Hadrat Bilâl became Muslim, he re-positioned all the idols to the position of sajda (prostration). When Umayya heard this, he was shocked. He summoned him and asked, “Have you become a Muslim. You are making sajda to Muhammad’s Rabb, aren’t you?” Hadrat Bilal replied, “Yes, I make sajda to Allahu ta’âlâ, Who is Great and Almighty.” When Umayya received this reply, which he abhorred, he started to torment him immediately. At noon, when the sun was at its zenith, he used to undress him and put stones which were heated from the heat of the sun, on his naked body. After laying him on his back, on top of a stack of stones, and laying some of them on his stomach, he used to tell him, “Abandon Islâm! Believe in the idols of Lât and Uzzâ.” However, Hadrat Bilâl announced his faith each time saying, “Allahu ta’âlâ is one! Allahu ta’âlâ is one!”