This is the Friday lecture given by Shaykh Yaser Birjas at the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Please listen to it, and share it with others. He will be back at the Ann Arbor Mosque on Sunday December 12th, 2010.
The lecture was the introduction to the Seminar that he taught at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, arranged by the Qabeelah Ittehad, known as “The Prophet’s Smile.”
Note: This lecture is in English, just to mention this that traditionally an Islamic speech/lecture starts in Arabic in a particular format. So please wait a minute until the actual lecture starts in English 🙂
Hassan ibn Thabit was a great and a known Arab poet. He was hired by the Quraish leadership of Makkah to prepare a masterpiece to spread propaganda against the Last Messenger of God, Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Hassan thought that he should go and see this men in order to write his poem. When he saw the face of Prophet Muhammad, he accepted Islam, went back returned the money & wrote a poem (below) about the physical characteristics of Prophet Muhammad. After that he became the official poet of the Prophet and became the defender of the Prophet and of Islam against the propaganda by the people of Quraish.