The Prophet Mohammad Decision

from Jaabir, radiyallaahu ‘anhu, who said, “The Quraysh gathered together one day and said, ‘See who is the most knowledgeable of you with regard to sorcery, divining and poetry, then let him go to this man who splits our united body, causes schism between us and abuses our religion. So let him speak to him and see how best to reply to him.’ So they said, ‘We do not know anyone but ’Utbah ibn Rabee’ah.’ So they said, ‘Then it is to be you O Abul-Waleed.’ So ’Utbah went to him and said, ‘O Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)! Are you better or ’Abdullaah?’(father of prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam) Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) remained silent. ‘Are you better or ’Abdul-Muttalib?’ Again Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) remained silent. So he said, ‘If you claim that they are better than you, then they certainly worshipped the idols which you abuse. If however you claim that you are better than them, then speak so that we may hear what you have to say. Indeed we have never seen a youngster who has boded evil for his people more so than yourself. You have split our unity and caused schism in our affair, and you have abused our religion and shamed us in front of the Arabs. It has spread amongst them that there is a sorceror within Quraysh, and a diviner within Quraysh. By Allaah we do not expect that we will have to wait for the time it takes a new-born to cry out beforewe will fight amongst oursleves with swords and wipe oursleves out. O man, if it is poverty that is your problem, then we will gather wealth for you until you will be the richest man of Quraysh. If it is that you have a need to marry, then choose whichever of the women of Quraysh you like and we will marry you ten of them.’ So Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Have you finished?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ So Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: until he reached:

“In the name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.  Haa Meem. This Qur’aan is the Revelation sent down by the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy …. So if these mushriks turn away from the proof which We have made clear to them, O Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), then say, ‘I warn you of a terrible punishment like that which befell ’Aad and Thamood.’” [Surah Fussilat]

’Utbah said, ‘Enough! Enough! Do you have nothing other than this?’ He said, ‘No.’ So he returned to Quraysh and they said, ‘What has occurred?’ He said, ‘I didn’t leave anything which I thought that you would wish to say except that I said it to him.’ They said, ‘Did he respond to you?’ He said, ‘No, by the one who caused the Ka’bah to be built, I did not understand anything which he said except that he warned you of a terrible punishment like that of ’Aad and Thamood.’ They said, ‘Woe to you, the man speaks to you in Arabic and you don’t understand what he says?!’ He said, ‘No, by Allaah, I did not understand anything that he said except for his mention of the terrible punishment.’”

 The Answer: know the Prophet was sent to you: