STEADFASTNESS IN THE FACE OF HARDSHIPS
The Prophet's (Sallallaho alaihe Wasallam) Journey to Taif
The third one gibed at him:
"I do not want to talk to you, for if you are in fact a Prophet, then to oppose you is to invite trouble, and if you only pretend to be one, why should I talk with an impostor?"
"Allah knows all that has passed between you and these people. He has deputed an angel in charge of the mountains to be at your command."
"0, Prophet of Allah! I am at your service. If you wish, I can cause the mountains overlooking this town on both sides to collide with each other, so that all the people therein would be crushed to death, or you may suggest any other punishment for them."The merciful and noble Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said:
"Even if these people do not accept Islam, I do hope from Allah that there will be persons from among their progeny who would worship Allah and serve His cause."