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by the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
April 22nd, 2005

(NOTE: Alislam Team takes full responsibility for any errors or miscommunication in this Synopsis of the Friday Sermon by Sister Shermeen Butt)

Courage and Bravery of the Holy Prophet

Huzuraba delivered today’s Friday Sermon on the courage and bravery of the Holy Prophet. Citing verse 40 of Surah Al Ahzab (33:40) Huzuraba explained that the valour of Allah’s prophets is further enhanced by their complete trust in Him and the courage demonstrated by the Holy Prophet when taking the Divine message to people was matchless.

His intrinsic valour was unique even before he received his first revelation when he would go to Cave Hira and spend several nights in the bleak spot all by himself, engaged in worship of One God.

Huzuraba related incidents from the 13 hazardous years after his prophethood that the Holy Prophet spent in Mecca facing the cruelty and nastiness of the pagans illustrating his extraordinary courage in the face of severe threat and menace. Huzuraba also recounted the monumental peril of the episode of migration to Medina and the way in which the Holy Prophet dealt with it exhibiting supreme courage and trust in Allah.

The peaceable nature of the Holy Prophet did not seek conflict, however, it was not acceptable to his inherent courage to show cowardice once confronted with the enemy. Huzuraba related incidents of exceptional bravery of the Holy Prophet from the battles he had had to fight with the enemy, explaining how, in the thick of the battle, he would act like a shield for his Companions as he fought and tackled the enemy fearlessly.

The Holy Prophet was ever concerned for the safety and security of his people and would carry out reconnaissance upon waking up at night all by himself, he would do this especially at hazardous times, when there was a threat from the enemy.