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Prophet Muhammad ﷺ's visit to Ta'if:
Prophet Muhammad had lost his two strongest supporters and sources of comfort, his wife, Khadijah R.A,& his uncle, Abu Talib in the 10th year of Prophethood. This year is called "Aam-ul-Huzn" i.e " Year of Grief or Year of Sorrow"
Without the protection of his uncle, Abu Talib, in Makkah, tortures increased from polythiests and Prophet ﷺ marched towards Taif.
Prophet ﷺ wanted to spread the message to the people of Taif, in hopes that they would believe and accept the message of Islam .
RasoolAllah ﷺ trekked from Makkah to Taif to invite the people to the belief in one Allah.
His companion Zaid ibn Harith R.A was with him.
After reaching Taif, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ met with the chiefs of the major tribe in Taif, Thaqeef tribe.
RasoolAllah ﷺ told them about Islam, worshipping only one Allah, and leaving idol worshipping. They rejected his message and insulted him.
Not only did they refuse to listen to his message, but they unleashed the children of their tribe to throw stones at him and drive him out of their town.
The people of Taif rejected his message & they set on him a crowd of their teenagers and servants, who chased and stoned him
His feet were soon bleeding and The Prophet ﷺ left that place and then sought refuge in an orchard. Prophet ﷺ's feet were bleeding and he was in a very sorry state. Zaid bin Harith R.A tried hard to defend and protect him from the stones.
With people jeering at him as his ankles bled, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ran out, finding shelter in an empty orchard.
Alone, bleeding, and rejected, Prophet ﷺ sat down and prayed to Allah. He ﷺ was so compassionate and merciful that he ﷺ didn't ask Allah to punish the people of Taif or to execute revenge against them.
As the Prophet sat down, he said this highly emotional and touching prayer:

“To You, My Lord, I complain of my weakness, lack of support and the humiliation I am made to receive. Most compassionate and merciful! You are the Lord of the weak, and You are my Lord. ++
To whom do You leave me?
To a distant person who receives me with hostility?
Or to an enemy to whom You have given power over me?
If You are not displeased with me, I do not care what I face. I would, however, be much happier with Your mercy. ++
I seek refuge in the light of Your face by which all darkness is dispelled and both this life and the life to come are put on their right courses against incurring Your wrath or being the subject of Your anger. ++
To You I submit, until I earn Your pleasure. Everything is powerless without Your support.”
The supplication Prophet ﷺ said at Taif should be memorized by all Muslims and repeated every time when we are in a difficult situation or have been wronged or when any calamity strikes. Dua by RasoolAllah ﷺ at Ta'...
At that moment, Jibreel A.S came to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and told him that if he wished, Allah could order an angel to collapse the two mountains surrounding the people of Taif and crush them.
He ﷺ opted for mercy and not violence towards them
Instead of seeking revenge against the people of Taif, he said to Jibreel A.S, I rather hope that Allah will raise from among their descendants people who will worship Allah the One, and will not ascribe partners to Him.
Look to Taif today and we come to appreciate Prophet Muhammad ﷺ's vision, patience, and mercy. Today Taif has a population of 1000000+ people, predominantly Muslim.
Lessons:
1. To be patient when preaching the truth.
2. Bigger the assignment, the more we need to be patient and hard working.
3. Every difficulty entails opportunity and thus has high chances of bringing success if tolerated with sincerity.
4. Forgiveness Over Revenge
5. When we are grieved and extremely hurt we should react in the most beautiful way

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