And thou dost see the people enter Allah’s Religion in crowds,
The Prophet migrated from Makkah to Madinah,
a persecuted man. In Madinah all the forces of truth and
righteousness rallied round him, and the efforts by the
Makkans and their confederates to destroy him and his
community recoiled on their own heads.
Gradually all the outlying parts of Arabia ranged
themselves round his standard, and the bloodless
conquest of Makkah was the crown and prize of his
patience and constant endeavour.
After that, whole tribes and tracts of country gave their
adhesion to him collectively, and before his ministry was
finished, the soil was prepared for the conquest of the
wide world for Islam.
What was the lesson to be learnt from this little epitome
of the world’s history?
Not man’s self-glory, but humility; and power but
service; not an appeal to man’s selfishness or selfsufficiency, but a realisation of Allah’s Grace and Mercy,
and the abundant outpouring of Allah’s Praises in word
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 110 verse 2) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)