(Abu Muslim Al-Khawlaani [rahimahullah] #1)
Towards the end of the blessed life of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), there was a man named Aswad ‘Anasi who took over Yemen by force and proclaimed prophethood. Among the people that he summoned was Abu Muslim Al-Khawlaani (rahimahullah).
When Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) stood before him, he asked him, “Do you testify that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is the Rasul of Allah?” Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) replied, “Yes.” Aswad ‘Anasi next asked him, “Do you testify that I am the Rasul of Allah?” To this question, Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) replied, “I cannot hear.”
Aswad ‘Anasi thereafter repeated the same two questions to Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) for a second and third time and received the exact same answers. Aswad ‘Anasi was now frustrated and had realized that Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) would not accept his self-proclaimed prophethood. He thus issued the command for a large fire to…
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