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    Rukana ibn Abdu Yazid was the strongest among the Quraysh and one day
    he met the Prophet Muhammad in one of the side streets of Mecca alone.

    'Rukana', he said, 'why won't you fear God and accept my preaching?'

    'If I knew what yoy say is true I would follow you', he replied.

    The Prophet then asked Rukana if he would recognis ethe truth if the
    Prophet could throw him. (The significane here is that Prophet
    Muhammad was 50 years old, and Rukana was not only young, but the
    strongest man of the Quraysh).

    When Rukana said yes, they began to wrestle. And when the Prophet got
    a firm grip of him, he threw him to the ground, he being unable to
    offer and firm resistance.

    'Do it again Muhammad' he said, and he did it again.

    'This is extraordinary, you can really throw me!'

    Prophet Muhammad replied,'I can show you something more wonderful than
    that if you wish. I will call that tree, and it will come to me'.

    Rukana said, 'Call it'.

    The Prophet called the tree and it moved until it was standing in
    front of him. Then he said, 'Return to your place' and it moved back
    to where it was.

    [Ibn Ishaque, The Life of Muhammad, pp 178-9]

    Whilst the truth of Islam is a truth of its own right, prophet
    Muhammad recognised that as individuals we all have different
    interests. In this scenario, the Prophet appealed to Rukana, a famous
    wrestler, with the thing which he was most famous for, wrestling.
    Thus, whilst the preaching of the truth of Islam remained constant, it
    was the approach to inviting Rukana to Islam which was specific to
    Rukana's nature.

    Similarly, when we take steps to teach people about Islam, we should
    endeavour to do so not only on the simple truths of Islam, but on a
    platform and in an environment which they can understand, and fully
    appreciate the values of Islam, and Allah knows best

  • #2
    Good one. Masha'allah.
    Rabbana atinaa fidDunya hasanatan wa fil Akhirati hasanatan wa qinaa adhaban Naar

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    • #3
      Re: rukana the wrestler

      Originally posted by Hafsah View Post
      Rukana ibn Abdu Yazid was the strongest among the Quraysh and one day
      he met the Prophet Muhammad in one of the side streets of Mecca alone.

      'Rukana', he said, 'why won't you fear God and accept my preaching?'

      'If I knew what yoy say is true I would follow you', he replied.

      The Prophet then asked Rukana if he would recognis ethe truth if the
      Prophet could throw him. (The significane here is that Prophet
      Muhammad was 50 years old, and Rukana was not only young, but the
      strongest man of the Quraysh).

      When Rukana said yes, they began to wrestle. And when the Prophet got
      a firm grip of him, he threw him to the ground, he being unable to
      offer and firm resistance.

      'Do it again Muhammad' he said, and he did it again.

      'This is extraordinary, you can really throw me!'

      Prophet Muhammad replied,'I can show you something more wonderful than
      that if you wish. I will call that tree, and it will come to me'.

      Rukana said, 'Call it'.

      The Prophet called the tree and it moved until it was standing in
      front of him. Then he said, 'Return to your place' and it moved back
      to where it was.

      [Ibn Ishaque, The Life of Muhammad, pp 178-9]

      Whilst the truth of Islam is a truth of its own right, prophet
      Muhammad recognised that as individuals we all have different
      interests. In this scenario, the Prophet appealed to Rukana, a famous
      wrestler, with the thing which he was most famous for, wrestling.
      Thus, whilst the preaching of the truth of Islam remained constant, it
      was the approach to inviting Rukana to Islam which was specific to
      Rukana's nature.

      Similarly, when we take steps to teach people about Islam, we should
      endeavour to do so not only on the simple truths of Islam, but on a
      platform and in an environment which they can understand, and fully
      appreciate the values of Islam, and Allah knows best
      Is this story related in any of the books of hadith?

      If so, does anyone know the source?

      WS
      Was Salam

      Jashim

      Islamopedia Blog|Facebook|Twitter

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      • #4
        Re: rukana the wrestler

        Originally posted by drjash View Post
        Is this story related in any of the books of hadith?

        If so, does anyone know the source?

        WS
        Anyone????
        Was Salam

        Jashim

        Islamopedia Blog|Facebook|Twitter

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        • #5
          Re: rukana the wrestler

          Originally posted by drjash View Post
          Is this story related in any of the books of hadith?

          If so, does anyone know the source?

          WS
          this is quoted for The Life of Muhammad, by Ibn Ishaque, pp 178-9

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          • #6
            Re: rukana the wrestler

            I just want to bump this, don't want to make a new thread.
            ╰☆╮The Qu'ran is the Fuel of the Muslim's Heart.╰☆╮

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            • #7
              Re: rukana the wrestler

              :jkk:

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