Abu-l Aas ibn ar-Rabiah

“O people of Quraysh! Is there any money left with me belonging to any one of you which he has not taken?”

“No,” came the reply. “And may God bless you with goodness. We have indeed found you noble and trustworthy.”

Then Abu-I Aas announced: “Since I have now handed over to you what is rightfully yours, I now declare that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. By God, the only thing that prevented me from declaring my acceptance of Islam while I was with Muhammad in Madinah was my fear that you would think that I did so only to appropriate your wealth. Now that I have discharged my trust in this matter, I now declare that I am a Muslim…”

Abu-l Aas then left for Madinah where the Prophet received him hospitably and returned his wife to him. The Prophet used to say about him: “He spoke to me and was truthful to me. He made promises to me and remained faithful to his word.”

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

© 2012 As-Sunnah Foundation of America

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