Miracle at Hudaybiyyah: Prophet’s Visionary Decision in Islamic History

Islamic History – Exploring the Remarkable Event That Shaped the Future – Insights into the Wisdom Behind the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah” “In a dream, the Prophet (PBUH) was carrying out the Hajj. After informing his supporters of this, the group—roughly 1500 people in total—gladly consented to accompany him on the Umrah.

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Prophet’s flight to Medina.
The prophet (PBUH) and his friends set out on the arduous trek from Medina to Makkah, where they rested close to the town of Hudaybiyyah on the outskirts of the city.

According to legend, the Prophet (PBUH) sent an envoy to the Quraysh to let them know that their purpose for traveling was to conduct the Umrah and that there was no other purpose.

As a result, the Quraysh were supposed to let them complete the Umrah peacefully and not obstruct their journey. This was carried out by the Prophet (PBUH), despite the fact that Arab custom had long held that people might travel freely to conduct the Hajj and ‘Umrah during the holy months without having to tell the Quraysh of the event.

On the other hand, the Quraysh launched an expedition to Hudaybiyyah. The Prophet’s (PBUH) companions told them that their only goal was to return to Medina and observe ‘Umrah in peace, with no intention of engaging in combat. The Prophet (PBUH) dispatched Othman (R) to Makkah in order to warn the Quraysh to permit his Prophet (PBUH) and his companions to do the Umrah in peace.

But soon after they had brought Othman to Makkah, word got out. Othman (R) was being taken into prison by Quraysh.

The prophet (PBUH) counseled his disciples to renew their commitment to Allah as Momin at this time. Momin in the way that the Quran unambiguously describes:

lmuw’miniyna ‘anfusahum wa’amwalahum bi’anaW lahumu ljanaW@a mina llaWha shtara~ mina
(9:111) (9:111) LOOK, God has purchased the lives and possessions of the fervently religious, promising them a paradise in return [Asad].

Then the companions made new promises to Allah. Meanwhile, word spread that the Quraysh had freed Othman (R) and were discussing a compromise with Muhammad (PBUH) rather than starting a war. The Prophet (PBUH) was demanded to acquiesce by the Quraysh.

The fundamental principle of the agreement was that Muslims were to return this year without doing the Umrah. The Prophet (PBUH) and his companions are allowed to travel next year.

When the member of Quraysh becomes drawn to Muhammad (i.e., after adopting Islam), Muhammad would bring him back to them without the guardian’s consent. Nonetheless, if a Muslim becomes a member of the Quraysh, they won’t be banished from Medina.

The demands of Quraysh, also referred to as the Treaty of Hudaibiyyah, were accepted by the prophet (PBUH). The arrangement appears to be a favor for Quraysh when we think about it. However, it served as evidence that the Prophet (PBUH) was not only a formidable statesman but also a magnificent visionary.

Although it appears to be in favor of the Quraysh, the agreement that stipulates that a Quraysh member who travels for Medina must return the Meccans while the Quraysh won’t return a Muslim to Medina who travels to Mecca was in favor of the Prophet (PBUH). A few of the companions thought the agreement made through the prophet (PBUH) was a flimsy one.

But historical evidence demonstrated that the agreement was, in fact, strong and that, in the long run, it benefited prophets (PBUH) by creating the possibility of additional triumphs.

It happened in the sixth year of the Hijrah. The Prophet (PBUH) then assumed command of the Khyber army and put a halt to the hypocritical Medinans’ plans for an internal uprising. Then Muslims advanced and became more powerful.

The Prophet (PBUH) gathered an army of ten thousand warriors during the 8th Hijrah to take towards Mecca. As the troops approached the edge of Mecca the Meccans resigned without resistance. The accord of Hudaibiyyah was the prelude and the premise to the conquering of Mecca. The Quran states: inaW fataHna laka fatHan muWbiynan ( 48:1) Verily (48:1) – VERILY, (48:1) – VERILY, Muhammad (48:1) – We have announced before you an obvious victory. [Asad]

A big revolution took place immediately following this. After the time when Prophet (PBUH) took off to conduct Hajj in the year ‘Arafat, there were more than a hundred thousand Muslims in the city of ‘Arafat. It was a stunning win for prophet (PBUH) along with his companions.

An anecdote from his life as a Prophet (PBUH) is particularly instructive. It is reported that the Prophet (PBUH) desired to complete Tawaaf (circumambulation) at Kaaba prior to embarking on his night-time journey of relocating to Medina. He was able to meet Othman Ibn Talha Shaibi and urged him to unlock the gates of Kaaba however Shaibi did not consent.

Shaibi was told by the Prophet (PBUH) said to Shaibi: I didn’t allow you to unlock Kaaba’s gates, nevertheless the day is coming when I’ll hold its key in my hands and to whomever I decide to hand over the key, it will be retained in the familial line until that day of Judgment.

The Prophet was staunch in his conviction of the truthfulness in his statements, the Meccans were eager to make ridicule of him and assign derogatory labels to him, such as that he was insane; that he was a poet and so on.

After the amazing triumph, the people were able to see the outcomes. The pejorative labels they attributed with the Prophet (PBUH) were put aside in the triumph and victory of Mecca. They knew that he wasn’t a fool, nor mad nor soothsayer nor poet. Every victory and accomplishment was confirmation that all the declarations that prophets (PBUH) were authentic.

Elites from Mecca were seated in front of their prophet (PBUH) in submission following their triumph over Mecca. They were the same people who made life for the Prophet (PBUH) and his companions an awful nightmare. They left no mark unturned in their quest to create all possible damage and hardship on the route of Prophet (PUBH) as well as his friends.

Othman Ibn Talha Shahib was also sitting amid the throng of Quraysh in front of The prophet (PBUH). Everyone was excited to find out who would be the lucky one to who The Prophet (PBUH) will hand over the key to Kaaba. Shaibi was the Prophet (PBUH) visited Shaibi and delivered Shaibi the key of Kaaba.

The world has witnessed numerous wins, but have we witnessed such a brilliant victory? It was the Prophet (PBUH) gave over an essential key Othman Ibn Talha Shaibi. the key will continue to be with his family since it was the prophet who (PBUH) proclaimed that nobody can take it to his relatives until day of Judgment.

People who oppose The Prophet (PBUH) were assembled in the front of him. He asked them about the punishment you’re due. They replied: We believe you’re a fair as well as moral individual. Therefore, you must do the proper thing for us and punish us accordingly.
However, the Prophet told us:

لَا تَثْرِيبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَ ( 12:92)”No reproach will be brought today against you. [Asad]
It wasn’t a war to gain power and authority. It was a war to win the hearts of people and their brains. It was a fantastic victory that was gained by an excellent character and a morally high standard.

It was a triumph of Truth against Falsehood: وَقُلْ جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ ۚ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا

( 17:81) ( 17:81) “The truth is now brought (to light) and the falsehood has bled away. Behold every falsehood is likely to die!” [Asad]

إِنَّ اللَّـهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

( 33:56)”Verily, God and His angels are blessed by the Prophet the word “oye” means “faithful.” those who have come to faith, thank the Prophet and submit to his guidance with complete self-sacrifice!

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