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Muhammad' (S) determination
By:Afsara Sheikh
Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 2:28 pm

Abu Talib called his nephew and explained the situation and entreated him not to put any strain on him by antagonizing the tribes. The Prophet faced a great crisis and the only support he could depend upon was now wavering. The movement was face to face with the greatest peril. Yet, the Prophet, with his characteristic fortitude born of his conviction, replied:

“Dear uncle, by God, if these people even put the sun on my right hand and the moon on my left and ask me to give up my mission, I will not do it, even if I lose my life in the struggle.”

This was the voice which changed the course of history and crushed all opposition and obstacles, but the Quraish could not realize its force. Abu Talib, however, was impressed and said to the Prophet:

“Now dear nephew, preach whatever you wish. I will never give you up on any account.”