Abu Jahl

Abu Jahl

“father of folly”; opposes Mohammed. [Muslim Tradition: Koran 22:8]
See: Folly
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Make Islam strong with the one who is more beloved to You of these two men: Abu Jahl or 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab.
After the two left Thawr cave, Abu Jahl came in searching for them and slapped Asma so hard that blood oozed from her ears.
The Makkah army had among its leaders some of the most experienced warriors of Arabia including Abu Jahl, the inveterate foe and persecutor of Islam.
Men recalled that the Prophet was exposed to psychological and physical violence by Abu Jahl during his years in Mecca.
Several atheists, Jews and Communists in the past had, and in the present have, beards, and even Abu Jahl [a polytheist pagan leader] had a beard that was longer than that of Prophet Mohammad (PBuH)," she reportedly said.
Like the story of Mafrogh Ibn Omar (Jafarian, 1/243), Abu Jahl and Abu Sufyan, Akhnas Bin Sharigh (Ibn Hisham, 1/337), Atabeh Bin Rabi'ah (ie, 1/314) and so on.
Abu Jahl (an enemy of the Prophet) had a beard longer than that of the Prophet.
The persecution continued with Abu Jahl among others also joining in.
His 1990 masterpiece Abu Jahl (the father of ignorance) buys Fleet Street, warned Arab journalists they must avoid becoming helplessly enslaved by petrodollars, if they were to avoid becoming mere tools in the hands of their conservative paymasters and, ultimately, their own downfall.
The real author had no hesitation (apparently) about naming the Iblis of Muhammad, who was Umar, or his Shaytan, who was Abu Jahl.
Therefore, during the meeting of the elders of Quraysh, Abu Jahl said: "My opinion is that we should select a strong young man from each of our tribes and give each a sword to strike Muhammad all at the same time.
Even Abu Jahl did not say such things," said GE-len.