Huwayysa and Muwayyisa: A Muslim Conversion

Violence and murder ordered by Muhammad in his own time was extensive but this story of an incredible conversion demonstrates the mindset of the first Muslims. These guys were definitely not 7th century hippies looking for a religion of "love and peace" and "do unto others …"

The Apostle of Allah [Muhammad] (peace be upon him) said, "Kill any Jew that falls into your power." Thereupon Muhayyisa bin Mas'ud leapt upon Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish merchant with whom they had social and business relations, and killed him. Huwayyisa was not a muslim at the time though he was the elder brother. When Muhayyisa killed him [Ibn Sunayna] Huwayyisa began to beat him, saying, "You enemy of God, did you kill him when much of the fat on your belly comes from his wealth?" Muhayyisa answered, "Had the one [Muhammad] who ordered me to kill him ordered me to kill you I would have cut your head off." He said that this was the beginning of Huwayyisa's acceptance of Islam. The other [Huwayyisa] replied, "By God, if Muhammad had he ordered you to kill me would you have killed me?" He said, "Yes, by God [Allah], had he ordered me to cut off your head, I would have done so." [Huwayyisa exclaimed, "By God [Allah], a religion which can bring you to this is marvellous!" and he became a Muslim. - Sirat Rasul Allah by Ibn Ishaq- The Life of Muhammad Translated by A. Guillaume, p369

Al Dausi: A Muslim Conversion

Al Dausi was a noted Arabian poet who was impressed by Muhammad and went to his home and after some preaching from the prophet submitted to Islam. When he returned home his dear old Dad came out to greet him. "Fuck off Dad! I want nothing to do with you. I'm a Muslim now." Naturally his father was so impressed with this new religion he too converted. He went in and told his loving wife, "Piss off, I want nothing to do with you! I follow Muhammad now." She too was so impressed by his scientific reason and spiritual reality that she also became a Muslim. - The Life of Muhammad, Ibn Ishaq translated by A. Guillame p. 175-76