Tuesday 1 August 2023


One very sunny day, the Prophet Mohammed called Jarir and said, "Hey, Jarir, I need you to travel to Yemen."

Curious, Jarir asked, "Sure, but why?"

The Prophet replied, "I want you to go and destroy the kabba of Yemen people."

Jarir was a bit taken aback and responded, "Alright, my peaceful prophet. But, you know, these people are far from Mecca, and they don't disturb us."

The Prophet insisted, "Do what your prophet commands."

Reluctantly, Jarir agreed, saying, "Okay, I'll gather the horses, boys, and our swords."

So, Jarir and his boys, around one-hundred-and-fifty riders, embarked on their journey to Yemen, following the peaceful prophet's orders to destruct and kill.

A few days later, they returned from Yemen, and Jarir excitedly approached the Prophet, saying, "Hey, Prophet, we're back! We've destroyed their kabba, and we killed around 200 people."

The Prophet praised them, saying, "May Allah bless you for killing those people and destroying the kabba in Yemen."

Then, the Prophet asked if they remembered to teach the boys a particular Surah. Jarir was curious and asked, "Which one, my peaceful Prophet?"

The Prophet recited the Surah: "I do not worship what you worship. Nor are you worshippers of what I worship. Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship. Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship. For you is your religion, and for me is my religion."

Jarir replied, "Yes, my prophet, the boys memorized the Surah on our way to destroy the al-Ka'ba of Yemen."

The Prophet was pleased, saying, "Allah will shower blessings on you."

This events was recorded in the most Authentic hadith.

In the Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance there was a house called Dhul-Khalasa or al-Ka'ba al-Yamaniya or al-Ka'ba ash-Shamiya. The Prophet said to me, "Won't you relieve me from Dhul-Khalasa?" So I set out with one-hundred-and-fifty riders, and we dismantled it and killed whoever was present there. Then I came to the Prophet and informed him, and he invoked good upon us and al-Ahmas (tribe). Sahih al-Bukhari, 5:59:641.

The Muslim historian Hisham Ibn Al-Kalbi, mentions this event as follows:

When the Apostle of God captured Mecca and the Arabs embraced Islam, among the delegates who came to pay their homage was Jarir ibn-‘Abdullah. He came to the Apostle and embraced Islam before him. Thereupon the Apostle addressed him saying, “O Jarir! Wilt thou not rid me of dhu-al-Khalasah?” Jarir replied, “Yea.” So the Apostle dispatched him to destroy it. He set out until he got to the banu-Abmas of the Bajilah [tribe] and with them he proceeded to dhu-al-Khalasah. There he was met by the Khath’am and the Bahilah, who resisted him and attempted to defend dhu-al-Khalasah. He, therefore, fought them and killed a hundred men of the Bahilah, its custodians, and many of the Khath’am; while of the banu-Qubafah ibn-‘Amir ibn-Khath’am he killed two hundred. having defeated them and forced them into flight, he demolished the building which stood over dhu-al-Khalasah and set it on fire. A certain woman of the banu-Khath’am thereupon said:

“The banu-Umamah, each wielding his spear,

Were slaughtered at al-Wahyab, their abode;

They came to defend their shrine, only to find

Lions with brandished swords clamoring for blood.

The women of the Khath’am were, then, humiliated

By the men of the Abmas, and abased.”

At the present time, dhu-al-Khalassah constitutes the threshold of the gate of the mosque at Tabalab.

−Ibn-Al-Kalbi, Hisham, The Book of Idols, pp. 31–2.

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