Peace At Last

By Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin on 30-08-2013

Muslims did not accept their presence and severed all contacts with them for fifty days. Then came the revelation to Mohammed indicating the acceptance of their repentance. The hypocrites had hidden agenda and Mohammed realized failure to take strong action against them will result in undermining the morale of the true believers. The agenda of the hypocrites was to create division among the Muslims and weaken their strength. They built a mosque at Duanan and they frequently assembled there and discussed ways and means how to weaken the morale of true believers. They invited Mohammed to inaugurate this mosque by offering prayers there. It was before the battle of Tabuk. 
Mohammed asked them to wait until he returned from Tabuk. Mohammed was fully convinced about their conspiracy and hidden agenda. Therefore, he commanded to demolish this mosque. It was a lesson to all hypocrites. They became frightened, except their leader Abdulla Ibn Ubay. There was none to give them shelter or refuge. Abdulla Ibn Ubay died two months after the battle of Tabuk. Ever since Muslims came to Medina, Abdulla Ibn Ubay was entertaining great hatred towards them. However, Mohammed took special care to see that no disrespect to his dead body was shown by Muslims. He offered prayer for him and spent at the burial ground till the body was buried. With the death of Abdulla Ibn Ubay the nuisance created by the hypocrites came to an end. The rest of them returned to be good Muslims and the Arabian Peninsula became free from all external attacks. Many new delegations came from different parts and embraced Islam. 

About The Author

Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin

Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin (High Court of Kerala) is a great Gandhian and a noted humanitarian, who could successfully steer World Fellowship of Inter-religious Councils. His relentless efforts for inter religious harmony was awarded by HH Pope John Paul 2nd and Parliament of World Religions.