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The
Strangers
One of the most daunting say-
ings of the prophet (sa) is the fol-
lowing hadith:

It is narrated on the author-
ity of Abu Huraira that the
Messenger of Allah (may
peace be upon him) said:
Islam initiated as some-
thing strange, and it would
revert to its (old position) of
being strange. so good tid-
ings for the stranger. - Mus-
lim

One might ask, what is daunting
about this hadith? To answer,
one must understand the hadith
itself.

Islam occurred during an era in
which the world experienced its
most bleakest moment . The fall
of Rome and the Renaissance
marked this era The Dark
Ages, and people around the
world lost hope as they wit-
nessed the collapse of their so-
cieties, culture and values.

In this setting, word began to
travel of a strange new way of
life that propagated equality
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By: Sister Laila Nasheeba