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It is reported that one day, Abu Jahl and two members of his clan made a promise among each other that if they got the opportunity they would smash the head of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam with a boulder.

 

One day, as Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam was reading Salaah in the Haram Shareef, Abu Jahl saw him and approached him with a large boulder. As he picked up the boulder, his hands became stuck just above his shoulders and the boulder also appeared stuck in his palms. In this way, he was unsuccessful and he returned without achieving anything.

 

The next day, Waleed bin Mugheerah boastfully said that the boulder should be given to him. He also boasted that he would be able to complete this task. However, as he approached Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, he instantly became blind and ran back in fear. He was listening to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam read but could not see him. When he returned to his friends, he explained what had happened.

 

Their third companion then took the boulder from him and approached Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. Instead of doing anything, he ran back to them in great panic and he was also panting heavily. When they asked him what had happened, he replied that as he approached Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, he saw such a large and threatening camel which he had never seen before. He also swore in the name of Laat and Uzza that if he had gone nearer, this camel would have destroyed him.

(Tafseer Saawi, 2/ 264)

 

This incident is mentioned in Surah Yaseen in the first Ruku. This type of miracle of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam continued to occur on many occasions when the Kuffaar tried many times to assassinate him. As a matter of fact, they left no stone unturned in trying to kill him and on every occasion, Allah azza wajal always protected His beloved Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam.

 

This is also a promise which is mentioned in the Qur’an that Allah azza wajal had assured Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam that He would protect him against people. Allah azza wajal knows best.