Patience of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
There are a large number of people in this world who are under the impression that Islam was effortlessly developed. They are completely mistaken when they assert that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had to go to unexplained lengths of struggle in order to introduce Islam into our lives. He ﷺ sacrificed everything he owned in order to establish Islam. He ﷺ gave up all in order to pave the way for others to accept Islam and become part of its community. He ﷺ did this so that others could become Muslims. In order to disseminate the message of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ frequently endured trying circumstances. He ﷺ devoted each and every day of his life to his mission of spreading Islam to the greatest number of people. The journey, on the other hand, was not an easy one. In his efforts to preach Islam, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ took so many toughest ways.
There was not a single person who believed the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) when he claimed to have received revelation from the Angel Jibril (AS). He then proceeded to visit his family, but no one there was prepared to hear what he had to say. He would fight through the most difficult challenges in order to persuade people that he is the messenger of Allah and that Allah had sent him for the benefit of all people. Even though he was turned down most of the time, he did not give up hope but rather became more inspired to share the message of Islam with his family and clan. His message was taken to heart by both his wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid and the other friends who were with him at the time. As an increasing number of people became aware of the religion’s core principles, they started to practise Islam.
As soon as the prominent figures of the Qureshi tribe learned that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had brought a new system of belief that encourages giving up all of the ways of worshipping their gods and idols, the followers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were tortured to death. They were put in a position where they had to give up their new way of life, but they refused to give it up and instead chose to die rather than renounce their faith in Islam. When the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would go by his followers, he would encourage them to have patience. In times of need, he would pray to Allah for assistance and patience. It was possibly the most difficult time in the history of Islam since believers of the religion were being mercilessly tortured and executed by the chiefs of the tribes.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers were socially boycotted by the people of their tribes. They suffered from extreme hunger as there was no one ready to give them food, although some kind-hearted people would help them in secret. Their misery did not end, but rather escalated to the point where they were compelled to leave the city of Medina in search of safety.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would stop at nothing in his efforts to persuade people that he was sent to guide them in the right path. As more and more individuals in Medina became aware of Islam’s reality, significant groups of them would convert to the religion. The enemies of Makkah showed no sign of relenting in their efforts to assault the Prophet Muhammad and those who followed him. During a fight with people who were not Muslims, he sustained life-threatening wounds on multiple occasions. He was so dedicated to defeating the enemy that he even lost a tooth. However, he did not lose up and was instead able to attract more individuals to the religion of Islam and establishing a strong community of Muslims in the city of Medina. He had engaged in a number of difficult conflicts with opponents, and each time they emerged victorious from the fighting on the field of battle.
In conclusion, there are not enough words to adequately explain the struggle that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) waged to establish Islam as the way of life for Muslims. It would take an amount of ink that is equivalent to the world’s oceans to adequately convey his perseverance and suffering in order to promote Islam. It is necessary for us to reflect on who we are and to consider the efforts that we are putting forth to promote Islam to other people. We are not doing what we can to ensure that Islam is transmitted to a greater number of individuals around the world.