It was only one order from the Khalifa Omar (RA) bin Khattab that saw Khaled unhesitatingly give up his position. In another instance, the conqueror of Sindh, warrior general Mohammad bin Kasem made no protest against the unjust order of the Umayya Khalifa Sulaiman and turned himself in as a prisoner to be taken back to Arabia and executed.
Hejrat – this is probably the hardest part of the 5 point agenda to explain to the followers of the distorted Islam who hold a perverted Aqida. When the Moshreks of Makkah, Kafers and follower of other religions would not accept Allah’s Deen and His Messenger at any cost, it was then that he and his followers migrated to the city of Yathrib at Allah’s instruction. This journey is referred to as the Hejrah and the Hejri calendar dates from this point. One might question how Hejrat comes to be included in the agenda, Tarika of establishing Deen on earth? The Messenger of Allah had to migrate to another place under special circumstances, but does that mean every member of this future Ummah would also have to do the same? However, there are some specific reasons for which Allah included Hejrat among the agenda of the Ummat–e–Mohammadi.
The popular belief among the followers of the distorted Islam is that the Arabs, among whom the Messenger of Allah was sent, did not believe in Allah altogether they had no faith in Him, yet this opinion is absolutely wrong. The Arabs of that time claimed to be followers of Ebrabim (AS); they referred to themselves as ‘Hanif’ meaning sincere followers of Ebrahim and Tawheed. So, it is clear that the Arabs used to believe in Allah just as sincerely as the present day ‘Muslims’ and people of other religions do. They believed in Allah as the Creator, Sustainer of the world, used to say their prayers, fast during Ramadan, believed in Kaaba as the House of God, swore by Allah’s name, performed the yearly Hajj with Kaaba as the centre point, sacrificed regularly, circumcised their sons like the present day Muslims do. Not only this, they invoked the name and blessings of Allah before starting anything new. Their opening line for wedding and business contracts were ‘Besmeka Allah Humma’ meaning “In your Name, O Allah” almost similar to our Besmellah. The wedding contract (niqahnama) between Amma Khadija (RA) and the Messenger of Allah (that was drawn up way before the Nabuyat), by people whom we refer top as Mosheks, opened with the same ‘Besmeka Allah Humma’. The notice that the Arabs posted on the door of the Kaaba informing all of the banishment of the Messenger of Allah and his followers to the scorching valley for the offence of calling people to Tawheed too, started in Allah’s name. At the truce of Hudai–biyah, Ali (RA) opened with ‘Besmellahe Rahmaner Raheem’ to which the Quraysh representative Suhayel bin Amr protested saying they did not write like that and insisted he follow the old format of Besmek Allah Humma. The Messenger of Allah agreed and Ali (RA) proceeded to follow the old pattern. These are historical facts. That the Moshrek Arabs believed in Allah just as much as we do today is borne witness to by Himself. Allah says to the Messenger – “If you were to question them, who created the heavens and the earth? They would be sure to reply, they were created by (Him) the Exalted in Power, Full of knowledge” Qur’an, Sura Zukhruf: 9. In another verse, Allah says again, “If indeed you ask them who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon to (His Law) they will certainly reply, “Allah” – Qur’an – Sura Ankaboot: 61. In yet another instance Allah enquires of the Messenger, “If you ask them, who it is that created the heavens and the earth? They will certainly say, “Allah”. Qur’an, Sura Lokman: 25.
Bearing further testimony to their faith, Allah asks again, “And if indeed you ask them who it is that sends down rain from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death, they will certainly reply, “Allah” – Sura Ankaboot:63. Allah Himself and history bear witness that the Arab Moshrek among whom Allah sent the Messenger had profound belief in Allah, e.g. they had Iman, faith in him. Indeed they worshipped La’at, Hubal, Uzza and others but did not consider these to be Allah Himself, nor did they believe these to be the creator. Their belief was La’at, Habal, Uzza etc were gods and goddesses who could intercede on their behalf with Allah Himself – Qur’an, Sura Yunus: 18, ZOmar: 3.
Now the question that arises is if Allah Himself bears witness to their faith and history reinforces it, then what was the point in sending a Messenger from Him to bring them to guidance? They already held belief in Kaaba as His House, said their prayers, observed fasting in Ramadan, performed the Hajj, invoked the Holy Name of Allah before starting anything new and sacrificed in His Name. The answer to this question is, the Moshrek Arabs held absolute belief in Allah just as we do today, but did not lead their collective, national lives according to the way of life, Deen sent by Him. Their social, national, economic system, penalty all of these were governed by the Quraysh clergy who decreed in the names of Habal, La’at, Manat and Uzza. They failed to understand that no matter how much they believed in Allah as individuals, performed hard acts of Ebadah and observed personal piety,