Myth vs Fact #101

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 33:18 Allâh already knows those among you who keep back (men) from fighting in Allâh’s Cause, and those who say to their brethren “Come here towards us,” while they (themselves) come not to the battle except a little
Tafsir How the Believers were tested, and the Position of the Hypocrites during the Battle of Al-Khandaq
Bottom Line: Is there anything more important to Islam than jihad?
Turn to page 449 of The  Life of Muhammad and read about this in detail.

Continue to page 451 and examine the story containing this quote: [Emphasis added.]

“I said: ‘0 you, dearer than father or mother, what is the meaning of this light beneath your pick as you strike?’ He said: ‘Did you
really see that, Salman? The first means that God has opened up to me the Yaman; the second Syria and the west; and the third the east.’ One whom I dp not suspect told me that Abu Hurayra used to say when these
countries were conquered in the time of ‘Umar and ‘Uthman and after, ‘Conquer where you will, by God, you have not conquered and to the resurrection day you will not conquer a city whose keys God had not given
beforehand to Muhammad.”
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