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Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Diplomacy of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was ambushed by seventy  men on his way to Madinah during Hijrah with AbuBakr (may Allaah be pleased with him).

He said to their leader: "What's your name?" He said: "Buraydah"  Now the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would deduce good meanings from names and Buraydah in Arabic could mean; "to be cooled", "to be chilled"

The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) looked at AbuBakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) and said "Barudah amuruna" (then our matters are cooled and relaxed).


Nabiyy (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "from which tribe" he said "min aslam" (from Aslam).  In arabic "aslam" means: peaceful, submissive, safety. So the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "salimna" (then we are safe)

Appreciate the psychology, diplomacy and interaction of Nabiy (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). His interpersonal skills are now reducing the tension, the hostility level and creating in-roads for Eeman to penetrate into the deepest recesses of this would-be assassins.

The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said; "from which branch of the aslam tribe?" He said: "min bani sahmi".  In arabic "sham" means arrow or share. The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) latched on to the latter meaning which means share and he (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said; "You came from bani sahmi to see us, I guess you also have a SHARE in Islam

At this juncture, Buraydah and his seventy men have their hearts melted and they articulated the Kalimah and became Muslims there and then.

They said: "Can we form part of the convoy that escorts you to Madinah?" The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) answered in the affirmative.

Seventy men ambushed him with the notorious agenda to assassinate him but his profound and impeccable character converted his would-be assassins into his bodyguards.

May Allaah make this a reality in our lives. That people get the magnetic attraction of Islam when they come in contact with us.