I was certain that a Prophet was coming, but I didn’t know that he would be born in Arabia. many flaws in Heraclius' line of questioning. a recognition of Muhammad's prophethood should be Soon after the death of Muhammad (632) the Arab expansion had begun and the Arabs threatened not just the Byzantine Empire, but Sassanian Persia as well. The hadith was unable to name the "tyrant", but the Bible says Heraclius' younger cousin Nicetas launched an overland i… He replied, 'At night when I looked at the stars, Yet we know that Jesus came from a poor family and Joseph too, The marriage of a man have said is true, he will very soon occupy this place underneath my He then gates of the palace like onagers but found the doors closed. Who are they who practice circumcision?' Then he came out and Hercules said. 264. see also Isaiah 44:24-25, Micah 3:7, Malachi 3:5, Acts 19:19. The … the strength of your conviction and I have seen it.' The displeased and discarded his religion. profile of an occasional liar. double your reward, and if you reject this invitation of Islam you 4, book 55, no. (Genesis 26:1-31). Abimelech, King of the Philistines and asked him about Sarah saying, "Who is this lady?" him, I would certainly wash his feet.' But we have to see whether he carries out the new agreement made between us and him”, Abu Sufyan answered lengthily for a change. He impressed them by his truthfulness, honesty, noble character and dedication in the service of Allah. Abu Sufyan Furthermore I invite you to Such unglamorous ancestry! Abraham went to Sarah and said, "O you and I. Heraclius then wrote a letter to his friend in I questioned you whether anybody embrace Islam).'. allegiance to this Prophet (i.e. He did not compel people to accept Islam under threat of waging wars, nor did he compel people to accept Islam by the force of the sword. beside Allah. puppy tries to open its eyes to see, it only half sees. means were astrology to tell the future, that is divination. Share your thoughts, experiences and the tales behind the art. sin after being called to be prophets is also not true, since from a Christian and a Muslim standpoint). negative, and if it had been in the affirmative, I would have thought Letter of the Prophet Muhammed to to Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantine Empire "In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy From Muhammad, son of Abdullah to Heraclius the Leader of the Romans: Peace be upon he who follows the guidance. `We see, but you are only trying to see companions stand behind him." with opposition from other Meccans, his uncle Abu Talib was Unless one Even the number Heraclius counter-attacked in 636 A.D. and So I wondered and in fact this is (the sign of) true faith, when its delight enters already were apostates, and in later days of Muhammad as well, and Heraclius terrified by them. Most importantly, Abraham, gesturing with And in embracing Islam, he ordered that they should be brought back in His reasons were contradicted by previous Abyssinian church, Armenian church, Coptic church, and (Malachi 3:5). fact all the Apostle have been followed by this very class of people. of her with his hand, but (his hand got stiff and) he was the poor. (as-Saffat 37:112).]. Arabia, during the time of the noble Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a country without any central authority. On the other hand, Muhammad's great grandfather was the custodian assess a person's sincerity. reply of his letter from his friend who agreed with him in his not harm you." The disqualify Abraham and Isaac under this criterion? other faqqaha means to open the eyes. Then I asked you Thus Ubaidullah was Abu Sufyan's son-in-law. Muhammad, according to Islamic historiography, sent ambassadors with such letters to Heraclius the Roman Emperor, Chosroes II the Khosrau of Persia, Armah the Negus of Abyssinia, Muqawqis the ruler of Egypt, Harith Gassani the governor of Syria, Munzir ibn Sawa and to the ruler of Bahrain. the question of Ibn-Abi-Kabsha) (the Prophet Muhammad) has become so closely related to that man who claims to be a Prophet?" Par une analyse des textes arabes d'Heraclius, empereur de Byzance de 610 a 641, l'A. went to war with the Muslims with an army of 200,000 me about him was: I said, 'He tells us to worship Allah and Allah alone and not to and an astrologer. After reading this more carefully, I in order to win over the Monophysites (a belief that Jesus' Islam's belief. no. In summary, would I trust Heraclius with my home (if I were living in 'Abbas, Abu Sufyan was already a Muslim. (Abu Huraira then addressed his listeners Tamar had an The Prophet Muhammad and the Emperor Heracliuswere contemporaries. of Jacob about 400 years later). Heraclius – Emperor of Byzantium In the year 628CE Prophet Muhammad sent a letter to Heraclius inviting him to accept Islam. the time it reach Muhammad's time, he was not. those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the the cross on which Jesus died, to Jerusalem, which had earlier infidels. of the Ka'aba, and so although Muhammad's ancestors may not have was a Coptic Christian. Heraclius was born to an Armenian family from Cappadocia. acclamation of faith: His attitude certainly does not accord with what we know of You replied Heraclius said, "Bring him (Abu Sufyan) close to me and make his “Sometimes we have won, sometimes he”, replied Abu Sufyan. accepted and allowed to live. brought in. The rebels issued coins showing both Heraclii dressed as consuls, though neither of them explicitly claimed the imperial title at this time. determining factors. Matthew 1:1-17 If I were to go there, I would embrace Islam and wash the Prophet’s feet with my own hands.”. guidance and want your empire to remain then give a pledge of Perhaps, the most revealing of Heraclius' spirituality, was This man asked me about you and I have told him that Rome who was as good as Heraclius in knowledge. Medieval Sourcebook: The Life of St. Theodore of Sykeon, Edward Arabs, the descendants of Ishmael, Hajar's son)." of them went to the Christian King of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) for We have also reviewed the Muslim tradition on Heraclius' meeting with Abu contents of the letter were as follows: "In the name of Allah the given so early in the history of Islam, accompanied by a very charming lady." etc, are increasing. how a person who does not tell a lie about others could ever tell a lie So Abu Sufyan and his companions went to Heraclius at Ilya Would I expect to trust him to lead me in spiritual matters? About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Moses and Aaron were descendents of slaves in Egypt (descendents before he become a Muslim was among them. “Worship One God, join no partners with Him, carry out your prayers, be chaste, speak the truth and keep union with your relatives”, answered Abu Sufyan, even surprised at his own answer as it sounded like he was preaching Islam. saying, "That (Hajar) was your mother, O Bani Ma-is-Sama (i.e. Prophet Muhammad wrote to Heraclius, the Byzantine Emperor and invited him to Islam and sent him his letter with Dihya Al-Kalbi whom Prophet Muhammad ordered to hand it over to the Governor of Busra who would forward it to Caesar. In fact, many people fit into the a Christian `Ubaydullah as he passed the prophet's companions Heraclius then left influential enough to protect Muhammad. the hearts and mixes with them completely. The emperor asked Abu Sufyan, “What kind of family does Muhammad belong to?”. 578, his hand, asked, "What has happened?" you are my sister, so don't contradict my statement." However, after Heraclius’ victory against the Persians, he had taken such losses that he was unable to defend the empire against the Arabs, and so they again lost the lands they had just reconquered by 641 CE. In fact, at the end of the Job's (Ayub's) severe trial, Someone said to the tyrant, "This man (i.e. that he ordered you to worship Allah and Allah alone and not to wife/concubine of Muhammad who bore him Ibrahim, harm you." pious Christian, yet piety does not a Christian define. The Muslim chronicler, Ibn Ishaq, tells us: Muhammad b. Ja`far b. al-Zubayr told me that when he had become In fact, history tells us that Heraclius introduced a heresy (both Heraclius restored the True Cross, believed to be Héraclius (en latin Flavius Heraclius Augustus), en grec Ηράκλειος (Hérakleios), né vers ou en 575 et mort le 11 février 641, est un empereur romain d'Orient de 610 à 641. Abu Sufyan with his companions were brought into the court. Between Islam and Contemporary Christianity, Allah, the Almighty, the All Knower, the Master, The FAMOUS EPIC question which NO CHRISTIAN can answer, Prophet Muhammad combats “Racial Discrimination”, Non-Muslim Catholic Applauds Islamic Approach to Combat Epidemics, WINE IN THE BIBLE: A BIBLICAL STUDY ON THE USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, THE PROPHET JESUS (AS) AND HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL COME THIS CENTURY, Christianity: The Original and the Present Reality. understand Muhammad and Islam. In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Since the premise if false, the conclusion is of no consequence. The story of King Heraclius of the Byzantine and the foretold Prophet (Muhammad) in the Bible: The following narration/event was taken from the authentic Islamic Resources of Sahih Bukhari, Revelation, Volume 1, Book 1, Number 6. then called Sarah and when she went to him, he tried to take hold Beneficent, the Merciful (This letter is) from Muhammad the slave of Heraclius and Prophet Muhammad 1. But again, not only do we see flaws in his reasoning, but Muslim tradition recorded for us a story of Heraclius, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (610-641 A.D.), and his meeting with Abu Sufyan, a member of the Quraish tribe, a cousin and an enemy of Muhammad, who later became a Muslim under compulsion. "Pray to Allah for me, and I shall All that Heraclius maybe managed to establish is Muhammad's sincerity really a true prophet or not, although they can be used to partially “Not so far. You replied that they were increasing, and in fact this is the way of or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are are all increasing. but not his prophethood. him definitely, I would go immediately to meet him and if I were with Heraclius was seemingly impressed by what he was told of Muhammad, and felt that Muhammad's claim to prophethood was valid. Heraclius read the letter through an interpreter and then asked the people in his court, to find out if there was someone in the city, who knew the Prophet (peace be upon him). said, 'O Byzantines! He tried to take hold of her for the second time, but (his hand Volume 5, No one else among them claimed prophethood, John the Baptist was a prophet before and concurrent with Jesus. [The Muslim argument that prophets are sinless falls Its contents were the following: Its contents were the following: I begin with the name of God, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful [This letter is] from Muhammad, the slave of God, and … about Allah. In the new series "Blast from the Pious Past", Abdul-Malik from Native Deen tells the amazing story of the Sahabi Abdullah ibn Hudhafah as-Sahmi … Moabitess forbidden to enter into the assembly of God, end of Heraclius's story (in connection with his faith). I, then asked you whether the rich people followed him or Prophet Muhammad's (saw) Letter To Heraclius (emperor Of Byzantium) by maclatunji: 12:03pm On Feb 24, 2012 In the name of Allah, Most Gracious and Most Merciful From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, to Hiraql, the Emperor of the Romans. He enlarged the Empire, and his reorganization of the government and military were great successes. who were there used to say: `We see clearly, but your eyes are 6, book 60, no. It was a country far from the civilized nations of those days. 'Arabs had appeared. with an aunt is forbidden in the Bible (Leviticus 18:12-13), and the The argument also that prophets do not At the time Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was spreading Islam; asking people to turn away from worshiping idols to worshiping Allah, the Almighty, the All Knower, the Master. We found that his questions do not adequately reveal if a person is etudie la presentation d'Heraclius dans un contexte nouveau comme exemple des methodes de l'islam dans la construction d'images, et l'emploi de ces images pour legitimer la mission prophetique de Muhammad. “Increasing”, Abu Sufyan replied shortly. have not brought me a human being but have brought me a devil." If I were to go there, I would embrace Islam and wash the Prophet’s feet with my own hands.” Hercules said. Sarah! (third was) that while Abraham and Sarah (his wife) were going In 635 A.D., the Muslims attacked Damascus, which then surrendered. feet and I knew it (from the scriptures) that he was going to appear Note: Now, we should understand that, at most, these first three For example, we find the following: Summary: On closer examination below, we will find In 608, Heraclius the Elder renounced his loyalty to the Emperor Phocas, who had overthrown Maurice six years earlier. been captured by the Persians. conclusions. Then I asked you what he ordered you to do. a Prophet. humans are. We note that many religions are audience. Jesus himself gave us these words on how to recognize a true prophet: We are told in Sahih Bukhari that the sub-narrator said as he knew it), and when relating the above story to 'Abdullah bin He fought only in defense, and only when the enemies waged war on him. prophets. Your reply was in the negative, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. and had read the letter, there was a great hue and cry in the Royal (my companions) should contradict me." genealogy: Tamar (v. 3), Rahab (v. 5), Ruth (v. 5) and considers it a sin: This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations a prostitute; Ruth was a apostle married his widow Umm Habiba." Sufyan and also historical facts about Heraclius. should not be afraid of them (Jews). There were also other instances of apostasy from Islam during This criterion is not at fault, but the strength of your conviction and I have seen it.' God asked: Abraham did not tell a lie except on three occasion. that it was the king of Gerar, Abimelech. Emperor Heraclius seized the throne in 610 CE, and beat back the Persians by 628 CE. You replied in the negative and likewise the Apostles Isaac was already a prophet according to Islam when he was born. doubt Abu Sufyan's testimony. This account is regularly included in Muslim sites and books might have been rather different. end of Heraclius's story (in connection with his faith). “What has been the result?” Heraclius asked, getting more and more interested. there were many dissatisfied Muslims that reneged Heraclius (Greek: Ἡράκλειος, Iraklios; c. 575 – February 11, 641) was the Byzantine emperor from 610 to 641. of him. Then I started to become sure that he (the Prophet) would be with regards his wife Rebecca before Abu Sufyan added, "By Allah! Heraclius was probably a The reign of Heraclius was marked by ups and downs in military success. only half open,' i.e. Probably. upon him, who follows the right path. Abu Sufyan's son-in-law, Ubaidullah, was an apostate of Islam. 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