Innocent Poet killed during the Fatah Makkah
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Dear Brother Burhan,
Many anti-Islam elements portray the image of a so called "innocent" poet who was killed after the Muslims conquered Makkah. Could you please describe the whole event behind the killing of this poet.
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Poet killed during the “Fatah Makkah”
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The conquest of Makkah by the muslims under the leadership of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was bloodless; whereby the Quraish simply surrendered the city without putting up a fight or battle. Although the disbelievers of Quraish had viciously opposed the Mission of the Prophet (saws) from its inception, and had tortured, killed, and oppressed the believers to such an extent that they had to migrate from their city; when the Quraish surrendered the city to the believers, the Messenger of Allah (saws) magnanimously declared a general amnesty to all the citizens of the city of Makkah, except about seven or eight people who had committed such crimes and tyranny against the believers, that he ordered that wherever they are found, they should be put to death.
Among them were people like Safwan bin Umayyah, Ikramah ibn Abi Jahl, Abdullah bin Abi-Sarh, etc. But in due course, before they could be found and put to death, their family members came and asked forgiveness for them, and out of these eight people all were forgiven by the Messenger of Allah (saws), except two, who were eventually put to death because of the nature of their crimes against the believers.
To the best of our knowledge, none of these two were poets…. Thus, if you could give us the name of the poet, we could look into the Books of History, and give you a detailed account of the person, and the incidents that transpired.
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Your Brother in Islam,