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Victory at Mecca - Prophet's genoristy to the people of Mecca
After the fall of Mecca, the place where Muhammad (PBUH) was tortured and forced to run away from his home. He gave this proof of his mercy and love for human life.

The people assembled at the Kaaba, and Muhammad delivered the following address:

"There is no God but Allah. He has no associate. He has made good His promise that He held to his bondman and helped him and defeated all the confederates. Bear in mind that every claim of privilege, whether that of blood or property is abolished except that of the custody of the Ka'aba and of supplying water to the pilgrims. Bear in mind that for any one who is slain the blood money is a hundred camels. People of Quraish, surely God has abolished from you all pride of the time of ignorance and all pride in your ancestry, because all men are descended from Adam, and Adam was made of clay."
Then Muhammad turning to the people said:

"O Quraish, what do you think of the treatment that I should accord you?"

And they said, "Mercy, O Prophet of Allah. We expect nothing but good from you."

Thereupon Muhammad declared: "I speak to you in the same words as Joseph spoke to his brothers. This day there is no reproof against you; Go your way, for you are free."
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Commented By: abu saad On: 17-06-2010

... and there are people who project Islam and his prophet as custodian of violent religion. Allah is all knower of things.
Commented By: micro On: 20-06-2010

I am a christian, just a thought. How and when did Islam became so violent?
Commented By: Nawazish On: 21-06-2010

@ Micro, As you would say "Do not judge a book by it's cover" similarly, "Do not judge Islam by handful of people"

Go and read Koran with clear thoughts and without any pre judgment on Islam. You will know the truth. Islam like any other Abrahamic religions (Jews, Christians) permit self defense to its’ followers.
Commented By: Yousuf On: 21-06-2010

When Saladdin captured Jerusalem he was generous and freed some of those who were forced into slavery; his brother Saphadin did the same. What happened when jews took over Jerusalem, it is there for everybody to see. And, did the Muslim wage a war, or killed Christians/Jews when they lost Spain? On the contrary, Christians killed Muslims and forced many to leave Spain.
Commented By: Al Waqas On: 21-06-2010

This is what Christanity did when they took over Spain from Muslims. The remaining Muslims and Jews at that point had three options. First: To keep their religion but to leave the country. Second: to convert to Christianity. Third: to be killed
Commented By: fiza On: 24-06-2010

"History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated." [De Lacy O'Leary, ISLAM AT THE CROSSROADS, London, 1923, p. 8.]
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