Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-\'Uthaymeen
This right is the greatest right of any of the creation. None of the creation have a right greater than the rights of Allah’s Messenger sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam. Allaah - the Most High - said:
"Indeed We have sent you as a witness rind a bringer of good-tidings and a warner, in order that mankind may believe in Allaah and His Messenger, and that you may assist and honour the Messenger." [Soorah al-Fath (48):89]
Description: The forgiveness of the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) towards non-Muslims, even those who sought to kill him and opposed his mission throughout his life. Part 1.
The Prophet Muhammad r was described as a “Mercy for all the Worlds”, as Almighty God said in the Qur'an:
“We have sent you as a mercy for all the worlds.”
Description: The forgiveness of the Prophet r towards non-Muslims, even those who sought to kill him and opposed his mission throughout his life.
Part 2: More examples.
ABDALLAH AND AMINA
Abdul Muttalib, chieftain of the Quraysh, had ten sons who were all worthy and outstanding, but Abdullah was the noblest and most prominent among them. (Ibn Hisham, Vol. I, p. 108) Abdul Muttalib wedded him to Amina, the daughter of Wahb Ibn Abdu Munaf, who was the leading man of Bani Zuhra. She (Amina) was the most excellent woman among the Quraysh in birth and stature at that time. (Ibn Hisham, Vol. I, p. 110)
By the time the Prophet peace be upon him completed the fortieth year of his life, the world was standing on the brink of an abyss of fire, and the entire human race was at the verge of committing suicide. It was at this darkest moment in the history of mankind, when the first blush of the incense-breathing morn announced a brightening future for humanity. The opening eyelids of Prophet hood rang down the curtain on the glooming destiny of the unfortunate, dying world.
Thanks to the allegiance and support offered by the Ansaar, for the Muslims found a new rock of refuge. The Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded the Muslims in Mecca to migrate and join their brothers-in-faith, the Ansaar, in Madinah. He told his companions, God has provided to you some brethren and homes where you will live in safety. So the Muslims travelled themselves in batches from Mecca to Yathrib, leaving the Prophet (peace be upon him) behind in Mecca in anticipation of the command of Allah as to when he should leave the city.
Fifthly: The Opposition Of Quraish Heavily Influenced The Rest Of The Arabs To Oppose Islam As Well
The opposition of the Quraish to the message of Islam greatly influenced the rest of the Arabs to reject Islam as well. In fact the influence of the Quraish was so great that even if they had not exerted themselves in their resistance to Islam and in the defamation of the Prophet peace be upon him they still could have swayed the people. That was because all of the Arabs looked to the Quraish and waited for their approval for many reasons such as:
DEATH OF ABU TALIB AND KHADIJAH (May Allah be pleased with her)
Soon after the end of the boycott, in the tenth year of his mission, the Prophet (peace be upon him) lost his uncle, Abu Talib and his loving wife, Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her). Both were his protectors, tried and true helpers and devotedly attached to him. Their deaths meant a great loss to the Prophet (peace be upon him) who at that time was already destined to encounter as many adversities in succession soon thereafter.
SPARKLING ELOQUENCE OF THE QURAN
Firstly: The Weak Influence Of Previous Prophets In The Arabian Peninsula
The influence of prophet hood and divine guidance was negligible in the Arabian Peninsula due to the fact that no prophet was ever sent to the Arabian Peninsula before the coming of Muhammad (peace be upon him), who was the last and final prophet sent to all of mankind. Allah, the Most High, informs us that the Arabs were never sent a prophet in His statement:
Fourthly: Authority Held By Tribal Chieftains And Importance Of Adhering To Tribal Customs Regarding Leadership
The Arabs were a tribal people with deep-rooted cultural habits and practices that governed most aspects of their lives including tribal conflicts, nobility, rulership and political power struggles over leadership positions.