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Submitted by Ridwan (Australia), Aug 10, 2007 at 05:58

Now tell me, why did Muhammad say near his deathday to spread the WORD of Islam. Why is it that my country claimed to believe in Islam because they saw Sahabahs riding their horse across the water when were in the other side of Arabia. Why is it Indonesians became Muslims because of the Sahabahs honesty and trade? How is it that Abyssinians became Muslims from listening to parts of the Quran?

And Islam was spread by the sword? It means that force them when they see clearly what is the truth, just like Abu Jahl, he knew Islam was the right religion but he was afraid he would lose his high position among the people but he didnt believe so he got killed in war.

Yes my name is Ridwan and spelled as is

The Pledge of Ar-Ridwan

Allah the Exalted and Most Honored honors, regards and praises His Messenger by saying,

[Åöäøó ÇáøóÐöíäó íõÈóÇíöÚõæäóßó ÅöäøóãóÇ íõÈóÇíöÚõæäó Çááøóåó]

(Verily, those who give pledge to you, they are giving pledge to Allah.) Allah the Exalted and Most High said in another Ayah,

[ãøóäú íõØöÚö ÇáÑøóÓõæáó ÝóÞóÏú ÃóØóÇÚó Çááøóåó]

(He who obeys the Messenger, has indeed obeyed Allah.) (4:80) Allah said, next,

[íóÏõ Çááøóåö ÝóæúÞó ÃóíúÏöíåöãú]

(The Hand of Allah is over their hands.) meaning, He is with them, hearing their statements and witnessing their stand, having full knowledge of them inwardly and outwardly. Therefore, Allah the Exalted was indeed taking the pledge from them through His Messenger ,

[Åöäøó Çááøóåó ÇÔúÊóÑóì ãöäó ÇáúãõÄúãöäöíäó ÃóäÝõÓóåõãú æóÃóãúæóáóåõãú ÈöÃóäøó áóåõãõ ÇáøÌóäøóÉó íõÞóÜÊöáõæäó Ýöì ÓóÈöíáö Çááøóåö ÝóíóÞúÊõáõæäó æóíõÞúÊóáõæäó æóÚúÏðÇ Úóáóíúåö ÍóÞøðÇ Ýöí ÇáÊøóæúÑóÇÉö æóÇáÅöäÌöíáö æóÇáúÞõÑúÁÇäö æóãóäú ÃóæúÝóì ÈöÚóåúÏöåö ãöäó Çááøóåö ÝóÇÓúÊóÈúÔöÑõæÇú ÈöÈóíúÚößõãõ ÇáøóÐöì ÈóÇíóÚúÊõãú Èöåö æóÐóáößó åõæó ÇáúÝóæúÒõ ÇáúÚóÙöíãõ ]

(Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties for which theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah's cause, so they kill and are killed. It is a promise in truth, binding on Him in the Tawrah and the Injil and the Qur'an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah Then rejoice in the bargain you have concluded. That is the supreme success.)(9:111) Allah said,

[æóãóäú ÃóæúÝóì ÈöãóÇ ÚóÜåóÏó Úóáóíúåö Çááøóåó ÝóÓóíõÄúÊöíåö ÃóÌúÑÇð ÚóÙöíãÇð]

(...and whosoever fulfills what the covenants he makes with Allah, He will bestow on him a great reward.) a generous reward. The pledge mentioned here is the pledge of Ar-Ridwan which was pledged under a tree, a Samurah, in the area of Al-Hudaybiyyah. The number of the Companions who gave their pledge to Allah's Messenger at that time was either 1,300, 1,400 or 1,500. However, 1,400 is the better choice.

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