•Ut’bah Bin Rabiah
•The 4 offers
•Art of communication
•Patience of the Muslim
•Music and Quran
Ut’bah Bin Rabiah.
Ut’bah Bin Rabbiyah was a prominent member of the Court of Quraysh and the father of Hind who too was a staunch enemy of Islam up until she herself believed in the Islamic message. Ut’bah participated in the battle of Badr and was among the famous three challengers who fought the “Mubarizun” — single combat experts, in that same battle, and among the Mubarizun was Ali Ibn Abi Talib R.A. Ut’bah met his death by the sword of Hamza Ibn Abdul-Mutwalib R.A.— the uncle of Muhammad S.A.W.
He belonged to the Qurayshi tribe similar to that of Muhammad S.A.W. He conspired against him by contributing and being a part of a plot to silence the Prophet’s preaching after he went against their beliefs and traditions. He stated that Muhammad S.A.W. made a mockery against their gods, while the Court claimed whatever religion he brought with him was a mega catastrophe and should be dealt with immediately even if it is by the means death. Before resulting to extremities, Ut’bah proposed to meet Muhammad S.A.W. in person with hopes to wisely convince him to stop his sermons of monotheism.
He went to where Muhammad S.A.W. was and when he arrived to meet him, he praised him by calling him “The son of our fathers” among many other titles, acknowledging him as a Quraysh which was the most respected tribe in Makkah and telling him how much he honored him. He then proceeded to provide Muhammad S.A.W. with the 4 offers to choose from that he knew he couldn’t refuse.
A revolutionary such as Muhammad S.A.W. who brings an idea that challenges the doctrines of the elite and their power to control which has been dictating the state of affairs for centuries is referred to as a cell. The first thing the elite do is to approach the cell in the most gracious way possible with offers of wealth and pleasures in order to make them as one of their own so as to use their skills and charisma to push forth their agenda. When they realize the cell doesn’t cooperate and accept the offers they will then resort to threats, black mail, slander, maligning and later propose plans to kill them.
Everything would be done in their power to make sure the cell loses all their credit to his people in terms of trust and reputation by the means of ad hominem fallacy so that nobody could take their work, past achievements and sermons seriously and wouldn’t care any less if the cell is murdered. These same set of protocols have been set and used for centuries by the satanic elite and it is what is currently happening now when a celebrity or a politician is accused of their past actions such as that of rape, genocide or any other crime.
Mostly it is due to the reason that the person being accused has one way or the other defied the elite’s agenda and refuses to become a part of their conspiracy. They then resort to tarnish the name of the targeted individual making them wish for their death before granting it to them. This is a recurring theme in history and constantly being depicted in movies such as when King Xerxes of Persia met King Leonidas of the Greeks and offered him wealth, pleasures and kingdom in exchange for their people’s freedom.
The four offers
“If it is wealth you wanted why were you ever reluctant to ask. You will be given gold and silver and saddles and women of different nature seized throughout Arabia and Persia and you will be just as wealthy as the most richest men in Arabia.”
This was the mindset of the “Mushrik” who were up against the Prophet S.A.W. They believed no religion, god or belief is stronger than being rich, wealthy and money and that their desires beats any faith anyone ever has with their Gods. That no one can assume control over a faith except that they might have their own agenda that of materialism.
Ut’bah Bin Rabiah was willing to make Muhammad S.A.W. rich if he ever stopped preaching Islam; monotheism and return back to the false gods of Makkah. In the future, we learned that Muhammad S.A.W. sent messengers to Persia carrying the words of God but were mistaken for the needy and poor and were offered gold and food by the Persians instead, stating;
“We are generous gods…”
“If it is status that you want, the same status as that of the rest of the leaders among us Quraysh then it shall be granted to you.”
The Quraysh had the lion’s share in most of the affairs of Makkah. Every other tribe listened to them and their words were taken as law that all the people’s tribes would heed and follow as the final word. Ut’bah offered Muhammad S.A.W. the same ability, power and position to acquire and dictate the affairs of Makkah. That he would be among the “masjid” or rather the court of the elites making the impact of his words no different than that of theirs.
Among those who are faced with truth which goes against their ideas and tradition, they believe that whoever is trying to bring a change towards the good in the society are those who are only in search of similar status to them and never stop to think that perhaps these beliefs means more to the person preaching them than status or wealth. They cannot fathom how one can do or want good for others without wanting anything in return and the reason for this is a reflection of themselves.
“Other than just mere status if perhaps that is not enough for you Muhammad, what will you say if you learnt that we can make you a king, the king of all the Arabs. If you become a king it will be us the Quraysh who would have assumed kingdom and not just you. We will ensure you become a king if only you would stop the speech of madness.”
This was the most he Ut’bah or anybody could offer the Prophet S.A.W to stop him from further preaching his revelations of which he labelled as madness. To the “jahilliya” the revelations of Muhammad S.A.W that of monotheistic preaching— “Al-Ikhlas:1”, the call to equality— “Al-Nahl:58-59”, the orders to freedom— “Al-Balad:12-16” & “Al-Baqara:177” is nothing more than madness because they were people who followed the traditions of their forefathers despite it causing great harm to their society.
“If it is a demon bothering you why are you afraid to tell us, do you think we’ll deem you as weak when you have no control over the unseen? We have the greatest sorcerers in Arabia and all of them can be brought where you are at once to deal with the jinn.”
When offering a kingdom to Muhammad S.A.W. was the most anyone could offer him, then this last offer was the most insulting one of them all. Ut’bah Bin Rabiah openly told the Prophet that he thinks that there is a demon who is bothering and inspiring him influencing his speech and actions. He pleaded with Muhammad S.A.W to agree that a spiritual cleansing commence, and an exorcism proceed by saying;
“We will remove it, and we will crucify it.”
Art of communication
These were the four offers. Well planned and carefully executed enough to convince even the most treacherous adversary. Ut’bah’s offers were organised precisely to excite the one being offered, from the lowest to the highest ever in anticipation expecting the other offer to become better and more grandeur. The last one while it sounded belittling it was to show Muhammad S.A.W. that material wealth is not the only thing that the elite could offer but also his personal well being that of health, care and love.
Despite Ut’bah being a prominent member of the House of Quraysh, he used an exceptionally low set of tone when he was giving out the offers to Muhammad S.A.W.; soothing and calm as if that of a mother putting her child to sleep or like the words of a beggar pleading to a king in order to get something precious in return. In this case, what was precious was Muhammad S.A.W. to abandon the belief of “Their is no any other god except Allah S.W.” Only a fool would refuse these offers he thought. A fool or a man who has actually met God. All what Ut’bah Bin Rabiah had to offer, was the short worldly pleasures for the price of the eternal paradise.
Patience of the Muslim
Throughout Ut’bah’s talk, Muhammad S.A.W. did not dare interrupt him. He let him speak all what he had in his mind while he patiently sat and listened. He listened carefully, hearing all the words which were being spoken by Ut’bah. He listened without waiting the precise moment where Ut’bah was going to halt in order to interrupt and cut him short. He did not do that as opposed to how many of the people usually do when they are having an argument of which we do not even stay still to hear and contemplate what the other person is saying but we anxiously await them to pause in order to respond with onslaught of words. This is unfortunately common in matters concerning Islam and you will see a party of the Muslims debating with the disbelievers and the results are that the argument is taken as a personal offence and hatred ensues almost to the point of violence.
Music and Quran
“Is that all what brought you here, have you said everything that you had to say?”
After Ut’bah Bin Rabiah maintained silence, Muhammad S.A.W. asked him, towards which Ut’bah responded with a yes, and then Muhammad S.A.W. stood up from where he was sitting; cursed Satan L.A, praised God and recited surah “Al-Fussilath”. When Al-Fussilat was being recited, the whole of it… Ut’bah Bin Rabiyah, he too dared not to interrupt. He held his hands behind his back and listened carefully without showing any symptoms of boredom. Quran was fascinating to him despite him being a disbeliever. His facial expressions also began to change as that of a person who has discovered precious stones for the first time and learnt of their value.
This was the impact of the Quran to even the nonbelievers a 1000 years ago. Ut’bah made a face of someone witnessing Allah’s speech quote on quote, pure without corruption. Quran was impactful to him despite him being a disbeliever similar to any of the believers 1400 years ago more than it is to the Muslims of our times so much so when someone recites the scriptures today to the Muslims, they would turn their faces and mock that their groove of their day has been ruined by the ones reciting the words of Allah that reminds them of what they have forgotten of this world and the afterlife.
“And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the scriptures of his Lord, but turns away from them forgetting what (deeds) his hands have sent forth. Truly, We have set veils over their hearts unless they should understand this (the Qur’an), and in their ears, deafness. And if you call them to guidance, even then they will never be guided.”
The modern man has lost the ability to fully experience the Quran due to the corruption of their hearts caused by the many sins of their actions, sight and hearing. Wherever we go we are exposed to visual and audio representations of adultery, sexuality and indecency by the means of music and movies. The songs we hear wherever we are; be it at work, home, in the car and gyms; occupies our hearts and corrupts it removing any emotional feelings which we have for the words of God. God’s words no longer affects us.
Quran is constantly being recited in the Mosques and during the whole of Ramadan, and in it there are scriptures with the purpose to increase our faith; and so we should be happy, scriptures with the purpose to warn us of hell; causing us to cry and be fearful, and scriptures of the pleasures of paradise which we should crave for; also causing us to cry the tears of joy. But shockingly we do not really contemplate and react respectively when those specific verses are recited. It should also come to mind that the Quran was the only thing that was mostly used to convince and debate with the disbelievers. Muhammad S.A.W. didn’t have to explain the entirety of the science books or quote the verses of the Qurayshi scriptures or the bible. True arguments exist simply in the Qur’an.
After hearing the Quran, Ut’bah returned back to the court of the Quraysh, but he returned back a different person and the difference could be clearly seen throughout his face so much so that some of the members of the Qurayshi court called him out on it. Ut’bah returned and bore witness to Allah in the court of the elite that the words of this man is not poetic madness, nor is it witchcraft and definitely not of a man who seeks status, materialistic wealth or of demon possessed. That the scriptures he recites are truthful and phenomenal which no man can make out of thin air.
Ut’bah Bin Rabiah then warned them that if it is harm they are plotting against Muhammad S.A.W. then it is best to be conducted by the people of a different tribe, religion and even race other than that of the Arabs so whatever calamity that happen as a result of their actions will be far away from the Middle East. He also pointed out that in the case Muhammad S.A.W. becomes victorious then it will be the victory of all of the Quraysh as well since Muhammad is of that tribe so perhaps they should consider cooperating with him.One of the Court’s members among the Quraysh who was listening to Ut’bah’s words of praise for Muhammad S.A.W. and caution, stood up pointing at Ut’bah while shaking his finger in horror shouting that he has been possessed by the tongue of the Prophet. That the Prophet S.A.W. speaks not alone but with a force of powerful sorcery, magic and wizardry unmatched. That he should be stopped immediately before Baal forbid — they all become affected and accept Muhammad’s religion. In Ut’bah’s final word he responded that he has sent and returned their message and Muhammad’s message and that whatever they do next he will not stop them and it will be upon their own will.