While Muhammad, peace be upon him, was playing with ‘Abdullah, the son of Halima, Gibreel, an angel sent by Almighty Allah, came and threw Muhammad to the ground. He cut open his chest and removed a black spot from his heart. He said, “This is Satan’s share of you”. Then he washed the heart and returned it to its place by the power of Allah, who is able to do all things. When Halima learned about this from two servant boys who were playing with Muhammad, she became afraid, and returned him to his mother.
The lesson that I have shared with you today is that the Messenger, peace be upon him, was chosen by Allah from among His creation in order to guide humankind. He chose his name for him and protected him from faults when he removed Satan’s share from his heart. Continue reading