Episode 6-1 Banu Hashim and Qurayshi Leaders

Banu Hashim and Qurayshi Leaders

The disbelievers wanted to kill the Prophet, but the Bani Hashim, the people of his clan, decided to protect him, as allowing this would be an insult to their honour. That is, all of them except Abu Lahab, the Prophet’s uncle! The Qurayshi leaders gathered again to devise a cunning plan.

Abu Jahal: So the Banu Hashim have decided to protect him and prevent us from getting rid of him. In that case, let’s take revenge against them, and hit them all hard with a boycott, Muslim or not.

Abu Lahab: Yes… let them die of starvation. No one will buy from them, nor sell to them, and no one should marry them. Each clan must break ties with them. Continue reading

Episode 6-2 The Isra’ miracle and al-Buraq

The Isra’ miracle and al-Buraq

This miracle occurred on the twenty seventh night of Rajab, when God sent Jibreel to the Prophet with al-Buraq, a very swift riding beast. The Prophet mounted al-Buraq and rode on it to al-Aqsa in Jerusalem in a matter of a few moments. When he reached there, the other prophets prayed in congregation behind him. Then he ascended to the seventh heaven where he entered the divine company of his Lord. God made the five daily prayers obligatory upon the Muslims during this great journey, which came to be known as the Isra’ and Mi’raj.

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