May 11, 2017 08:41 UTC

Welcome to your favourite weekly programme “Land of Light” that brings into limelight the most important events from the radiant life of the Messenger of Mercy, Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny).

As you might recall, last week we said that in 8 AH, the Prophet of Peace, on the commandment of God advanced upon Mecca after the pagan Arabs of that city had breached the Treaty of Hudaibiya which they had signed two years earlier. On approaching the environs of his hometown with 10,000 Muslims, he soothed the fears of the terrified Meccans by declaring amnesty for all those who either assemble unarmed at the holy Ka’ba or enter the house of his hitherto bitter enemy Abu Sufyan. The crestfallen Abu Sufyan, who had left no stone unturned in his vain efforts to kill the Prophet and wipe out Islam, had no choice but to eat the humble pie by saying he has given up idolatry and become a Muslim, although he was paying only lip service to Islam for fear of losing his wretched life. On returning to Mecca from the Prophet’s presence, as the “Taleeq” or freed slave, his conveying of the Prophet’s amnesty was greeted with jeers by some of the Meccans including his own wife, the wicked Hind bint Otba, who called her husband a coward. Now stay with us to listen to the rest of the story.