"If You Didn't Kill Him, He Would Have Died"
The Story of the Grandson of Muhammad Bin AbdelWahab
By: Sheikh Ahmad Musa Jibril
It is the sunnah of Allah (azza wajall) that those He honored with carrying His message to humanity were and will be the most tested. They are the ones who flee the most from being suspicious, from indulging in doubtful matters, and prevent making accusations. However, since time immemorial they are the ones most accused and suspected.
Allah (azza wajall) says:
"Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test)." [29:2-3]
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "The most tested are the messengers of Allah and those who follow them, one is tested according to his belief, if his belief is found to be firm he is tested more."
There are many verses in the Qur'an that stress examples of how the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and his companions were tested by virtue of carrying Allah's message to all. As a result, when one places upon the self the duty of dawah, one must bear its cost or fail the test - as most do.
For example, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was accused of being a man of fitnah who divided families by separating sons from their fathers and wives from their husbands. He was accused of being one who performs black magic, of being a mentally ill person, a liar and a man who is after wealth and prestige. Likewise, his wife was also accused of committing adultery (ma3ath Allah).
At one time, as the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was praying, a group from the disbelieving Quraysh placed a bloody uterus of a camel on his back. Similarly, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), who is considered the best man to walk the face of earth, and the best man after the messengers, Abu Bakr, became wanted fugitives with a 200 camel bounty reward for them (equivalent to millions of dollars today). Their shelter was a mere cave!!
If the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was accused of these evils and tested with such severe trials, then one must prepare oneself for no one is better than him (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
Importantly, one must observe that the Quraysh neither accused the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) of attempting to spread Islam, nor did they accuse him of trying to bring justice or even give the weak their rights. Instead, they accused him of actions by which they believed people would deem atrocious and evil.
Even though the accusations against him were the very same actions he preached against, they continued to harass him with character assassinations as soon as they became aware that people began following his message and were becoming Muslims.
Those who made these accusations toward him are the true enemies of Allah (azza wajall), and they still exist today.