Message to our Master

One afternoon, the polytheists gathered around the Kâ’ba and said, “Let us invite Muhammad and talk about this problem, so that people will not criticize us and reject us in the end.” They sent a message to our Master Rasûlullah sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam. Upon this invitation, our Master, the Prophet came to the Kâ’ba and sat across from the polytheists. The polytheists said, “O Muhammad! The reason for our sending a message to you is to make an agreement with you. We swear that there was no one among Arabs who caused troubles for his people as you did! You have condemned our religion! You have belabored our gods! You did not appreciate our reason! You have divided our unity and put us against each other! There is no catastrophe left that you have not caused for us. If you would like to be rich with these behaviors and words of yours, let us collect goods more than you want. If you would like to get fame and honor, let us accept you as our master. If you would like to be ruler, let us proclaim you ruler and gather around you. If there is anything which you are affected by, let us save you from it. If it is a sickness caused by genies, let us look for its cure by spending all our wealth!”
The Master of the worlds, after listening to them patiently, gave this great reply, “O the Quraysh community! None of the things you mentioned exists on me. With the things I brought to you, I came neither to want your properties, nor to gain glory among you or to be your ruler. But Allahu ta’âlâ sent me as a prophet to you and descended the Book to me. He ordered me to be a herald (with Paradise) for you (the believers among you) and to warn (with Hell, the ones who don’t believe). And I have announced this order of my Rabb to you and gave you advice. If you accept what I brought for you, they will be your shares and provisions in both this world and the Hereafter. If you don’t accept and if you refuse it, what falls to my share until Allahu ta’âlâ adjudges between me and you, is standing out and enduring against all difficulties in order to fulfill Janâb-i Haqq’s order to me.”
Abû Jahl, Umayya bin Khalaf and other polytheists said, “O Muhammad! You know that there are no other people in more difficult conditions regarding sustenance than us. As you are a prophet, pray to your Rabb, so that He removes those mountains which annoy us and which make our living difficult, that He enlarge our lands and make rivers as in Damascus and Iraq run on it! In addition, He revives some of our predecessors, firstly Kusayy bin Kilâb. Kusayy bin Kilâb was a truthful, great person. Let us ask him whether your words are true or false! If he affirms you and if you fulfill our requests, we will affirm you. With this, we will have learned your degree before your Rabb. If you do not do these for us, get something for yourself from your Rabb. Ask Him to send you an angel who will affirm your words and who will send us away from you! Also, your Rabb gives gardens, kiosks, treasures so that you get rid of economic hardships! Because, you are walking in the markets and working for your livelihood as we are!”
Our Master Fakhr-i âlam, said, “I was not sent to you with these things. I have brought to you from Janâb-i Haqq, only what I have been sent with by Allahu ta’âlâ. I have announced it to you. I am not such a person who makes a wish (for property) from his Rabb. Allahu ta’âlâ sent me as a herald (with Paradise for the believers who accept what I brought among you) and to warn (with Hell the ones who don’t accept). If you accept what I brought for you, they will be your shares and provisions in both this world and the Hereafter. If you don’t accept and if you refuse it, what falls to me until Allahu ta’âlâ adjudges between me and you, is obvious and enduring against all difficulties in order to fulfill Janâb-i Haqq’s order to me.”

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