Muslims confront the harm of Quraish

The people of Quraish fought the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and those who embraced Islam with him, so confrontations took place between the two groups in which the people of Quraysh mastered the methods of fighting the da’wah. And Warqa bin Nofal, but his impact was the greatest, and he was the first to say that he was a prophet, and many followed him, so the Quraysh feared for their trade, reputation and position among the tribes, and if they thought of inventing a new religion, why would Muhammad be his prophet, who is from Bani Hashem, and every tribe wishes the honor of leadership over Mecca .

The Quraish began to use various methods and means to entice or intimidate those who followed him to combat the sweeping current of Islam, which began to threaten their interests, which they achieve because of their presence in the Great Mosque of Mecca. Those practices:

Ways of harming the Quraish to the Muslims and the response of the Muslims

Threatening to fight Muhammad and his uncle Abi Talib

After the people of Quraysh offered Muhammad the position and position, and he refused, the Quraysh got angry and set up hostility towards him, so they hated him and went once again to the mediator between him and them, his uncle Abu Talib, and said to him: O Abu Talib, you have age, honor, and status among us, and we have disapproved of you from your nephew. He forbade him from us, then they swore to him that after that they would not be patient with his actions until he desisted from their gods or the sword fight between him and him was completed until one of the two parties was destroyed. Threat, but he was patient and resisted.

False accusations

The Quraysh of the War of Rumors began at first, so they accused Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, with madness, as it came in the Holy Qur’an: A liar) p. 4, and they said about him that he is a liar even though they were the ones who called him before the call as “Al-Sadiq Al-Amin”: (And those who disbelieved said: This is nothing but a fabrication that he fabricated and he helped them.

They said that it comes with falsehood and myths. The Almighty said: (And they said the myths of the first two, they were written, so they are dictated to him with a deception and an asset).


When he was reading the Qur’an out loud, the polytheists would make a loud noise with shouting, to prevent others from listening to the Qur’an so as not to affect them. Nevertheless, chips written with the noble Qur’anic verses reached most of the houses of Quraysh, and they entered Islam secretly.


The Quraysh tried to bargain with the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, on some of the matters he prayed for. The Almighty said: (And they wish that they were anointed and anointed) Pen / 9, and one of their requests, for example, is that they said: Worship our gods one day, trying to bring Islam and ignorance to compromise solutions that would satisfy both parties and meet In the middle of the road, and they agreed that the polytheists would leave some of the habits that they are upon, and in return that the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, would leave some of the things he prayed for, so God Almighty revealed Surat Al-Kafirun and said: (Say, O you disbelievers, I do not worship what you worship, and I do not worship I worship, nor do I worship what you worship, nor do you worship what I worship.


The most harmful person to the Muslims was Abu Jahl, and if he heard about a man who had embraced Islam while he was honorable and reprehensible, he would go to reprimand and disgrace him, and said to him: You left your father’s religion and he is better than you! Let us sabotage your dream, and weaken your opinion, and degrade your honor. And if he is a merchant, he says: “Let us pile up your trade, and let us destroy your money.

physical assault

When the polytheists realized that all previous methods of repelling the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, and his companions from their path and religion would fail, the Quraish resorted to adopting the harshest method of physical aggression and liquidating the Muslims by killing them.

It was said that Abu Jahl said: Does Muhammad rub his face in front of you? His people agreed with him and waited for him to believe. He said: By Al-Lat and Al-Uzza, if I saw him doing that, he would have trampled on his neck, or I would pardon him. Until the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, came while he was praying. So he went to set foot on his neck, but hardly had he gone until he recoiled on his heels to protect himself with his own hands. It was said to him: What is the matter with you? He said: There is between him and me a ditch of fire and terror and wings. Explaining this, the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: If he had approached me, the angels would have snatched him first.

The Muslims were also harmed, to the extent that Abu Bakr, may God be pleased with him, thought of emigrating to Abyssinia to avoid harm and flee with his religion. Abdullah bin Masoud resisted the polytheists by reciting the Qur’an aloud in the people of Mecca, so he would receive beatings and harm until he passed out and then returned the next day to repeat the ball. Torture hurt, and the family of Yasser was among the weak, as Sumaya was the first martyr in Islam, and they suffered from the most severe types of torture.

Persecution and incitement of Muslims

When many Muslims migrated to Abyssinia to escape the harm of Quraish, the polytheists followed them and argued with its Negus king to leave them to them.


The Quraish forbade dealing with the Hashemite family and all Muslims. They were confined to the people of Abu Talib for three years, almost dying from starvation, and the Muslims held together and cooperated until the petition was torn at the door of the Kaaba after it was eaten by a worm.

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