Jahili Arabs Talbiyyah for Hajj

Narrated in Sahih Muslim they would say Labbayk Allahuma Labayk and add to it:

و حدثني ‏ ‏عباس بن عبد العظيم العنبري ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏النضر بن محمد اليمامي ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏عكرمة يعني ابن عمار ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏أبو زميل ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏ابن عباس ‏ ‏رضي الله عنهما ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏ كان المشركون يقولون لبيك لا شريك لك قال فيقول رسول الله

‏    ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏ويلكم ‏ ‏قد قد ‏ ‏فيقولون إلا شريكا هو لك تملكه وما ملك يقولون هذا وهم يطوفون ‏ بالبيت

Ibn ‘Abbas (Allah be pleased with them) reported that the polytheists also pronounced (Talbiya) as: Here I am at The service, there is no associate with Thee. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Woe be upon them, as they also said: But one associate with Thee, you possess mastery over him, but he does not possess mastery (over you). They used to say this and circumambulate the Ka’ba.

Even in this talbiyyah, the ultimate power is being given to Allah, but it was still shirk. This is the same as people who try to justify shirk. They will call out to saints or the Prophet (saw) and say that they are only doing it because Allah gave them power and that the power still goes back to Allah.

In conclusion, it can be said the Jahili Arabs accepted Allah’s Ruboobiyyah, yet they were still amongst the worst of creation.


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Posted on April 9, 2013, in Aqeedah, Aqeedah 101, II - Ruboobiyyah Alone is not Sufficient. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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