Year of Conversion
By Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin on 01-10-2013
Mohammed had great affection towards Ifsan Ibrahim.
However, that did not last for long. Before completing one year, a serious
illness took away his life. It was great shock to Mohammed and his followers
realized the depth of sorrow Mohammed had. The wise among them reminded
Mohammed what he had said in connection with mourning of people on the death of
their beloved ones. Mohammed then explained that he did not prohibit people feeling
sorrow on the death of their dear ones but only disapproved crying aloud on
such occasions. He added what they are witnessing in him is only the reflection
of his love and compassion. Those who did not express compassion do not receive
back any compassion. Following this he tried to pacify Maria the mother of the
child and said, “O! How child is being in glorified the paradise.” The dead
body was taken by Mohammed and Uncle Abbas to Baque, the burial ground and they
offered Janasa prayer under the leadership of Mohammed and laid the body to
rest in the burial ground.
After the battle of Tabuk Islam rapidly spread
throughout Arabian Penninsula. Mohammed on return from Tabok to Madina found
that there was a visible change in the attitude of people among the non believers
of Medina. Islam conquered the hearts of the people of Yemen. Yenen, Hazarnouth
and Oman. Byssantians who defeated Persians had to withdraw from the
territories occupied by them. Persia was
a power which occupied Yemen and neighbouring lands for a long period. The
Muslims reached Yemen and the neighbouring Arab lands. There was nothing to
prevent them from bringing the territories under the sway of Islam. They found
Mohammed retaining persons who embraced Islam in their position. All these
helped them to develop a brotherly attitude towards Mohammed. Thus the tenth year of Hijra became the year of
delegations from different parts of Arabia, who came to Medina and embrace
Islam in a big way.
About The Author
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.