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How ‘Ikrimah accepted Islam?

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وقد ذكر محمد بن إسحاق عن عكرمة بن أبي جهل أنه لما فتح رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مكة ذهب فارا منها فلما ركب في البحر ليذهب إلى الحبشة اضطربت بهم السفينة فقال أهلها يا قوم أخلصوا لربكم الدعاء فإنه لا ينجي ههنا إلا هو فقال عكرمة والله لئن كان لا ينجي في البحر غيره فإنه لا ينجي في البر أيضا غيره اللهم لك علي عهد لئن خرجت لأذهبن فلأضعن يدي في يد محمد فلأجدنه رءوفا رحيما فكان كذلك

Muhammad bin Ishaq reported from `Ikrimah bin Abi Jahl that when the Messenger of Allah conquered Makkah, he (`Ikrimah) ran away, fleeing from him. When he was on the sea, headed for Ethiopia, the ship started to rock and the crew said:

O people, pray sincerely to your Lord alone, for no one can save us from this except Him.

`Ikrimah said:

By Allah, if there is none who can save us on the sea except Him, then there is none who can save us on land except Him either, O Allah, I vow to You that if I come out of this, I will go and put my hand in the hand of Muhammad and I will find him kind and merciful.

And this is what indeed did happen.


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June 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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  1. Salalahu’AlayhiWaSalim*


    July 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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