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On Prophetic Guidance

Flowers turning away, arrogantly, from the sun

welt, young and naive, and

the sun's path quivers not

if some refuse to follow its way, stiff.

Those yielding to its guiding rays

with the humbleness of a yearning student

knowing how - much -  he knows not,

earn its title: sunflower.

Soaking the light of wisdom, the sunflower

grows tall and spreads its seeds for generations more,

but those growing off of

the reflections off of

the yellow wrinkled petals will remain in the shadows,

not knowing the taste of warm kisses on their leaves.

Sunflowers don't wait for the night to seek

a star out of a billion, far, small, illusively alive

when they have the one that outshines all

into petty non-existence.

- shz 010617

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[incomplete] Tricks and Treason – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, two tribes betray the Prophet and receive punishment: Banu Nadir and Banu Qurayzah. The battle of the Moat (al khandaq) occurs; despite the great danger that the Muslims were subjected to, they managed to win using smart war tactics. [The summary of this chapter is incomplete]

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Teachings and Defeat – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, we read about the Prophet’s gentleness and respect in his daily life: with the poor, with his daughter Fatima, with his wife Aisha, with the Najran Christians… The author also recounts the battle of Uhud, the defeat and the Prophet’s reaction.

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Medina, Life and War – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, the Meccans react to the Prophet’s settlement, the battle of Badr occurs and Banu Qaynuqa, a Jewish tribe in Medina, commit treason.

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Hijrah – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, the Prophet performs his hijrah journey and settles in Madina. The author discusses the spiritual meaning of hijrah, what tawakkul is in Islam and how the Prophet formed the first Islamic community.

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Trials, Elevation, and Hope – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, Muslims regained some strength due to the Islam of Umar and Hamzah RA. Then, Quraysh united again against them, agreeing not to interact with them. A year of sorrow passed, then the Prophet was raised in the night journey. By the end of this chapter, the Prophet was given permission to migrate to Yathrib.

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Resistance, Humility, and Exile – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, the Muslims continue to suffer, and the Prophet continues to invite people to Islam while bringing them with clear proofs. At some point, the Prophet allows the Muslims to move to Abyssinia, where they will find safety under the fair king’s rule.

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