When Money & Kingdom were Presented to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

When Money & Kingdom were Presented to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

When Money & Kingdom were Presented to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

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When Money & Kingdom were Presented to Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

This incident dates back to the days when Sayyiduna Hamzah (ra) had accepted Islam, and Muslims were increasingly multiplying. 

Utba bin Rabia was one of the chiefs of Quraish who opposed the Prophet ﷺ throughout his life. One day while he was sitting in an assembly of the Quraishi leaders, and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah ﷺ was nearby in Masjid al-Haram, praying. Utba said to his men: “Why shouldn’t I go to (Prophet) Muhammed (ﷺ), give him options, and whatever he accepts we will give him?” They all thought it was a good idea, so Utba went to the Prophet ﷺ and said: “O my nephew, you’re one of us, one of the noblest, and holds a worthy position in ancestry. Listen to me, I’ll make a suggestion. If what you want is money, we will assemble our properties and make you the richest. If you want respect, we will make you our chief so that none other than you can make decisions for us. 

The King of steadfastness ﷺ listened patiently and said: “Now listen to me. In the name of Allah, the Compassionate and Merciful (Prophet Muhammed ﷺ recited the verses of the 41st Surah of the Quran, till Sajdah).” Utba listened attentively, putting his hands behind his back.

The noble Prophet ﷺ then said to Utba: “You have heard what you have heard, the rest is on you (to take a decision).”

When Utba returned to his men, his expressions had changed. He said that he heard the words which he hadn’t heard before. He asked his men to withdraw their activities against the Prophet ﷺ.

_Reference: Ibn Ishaq_

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