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“O King, we were a people in a state of ignorance and immorality, worshipping idols and eating the flesh of dead animals, committing all sorts of abomination and shameful deeds, breaking the ties of kinship, treating guests badly, and the strong amongst us exploited the weak.We remained in this state until Allah sent to us a Prophet, one of our own people, whose lineage, truthfulness, trustworthiness and integrity were well-known to us. He called us to worship Allah alone, and to renounce the stones and idols which we and our ancestors used to worship besides Allah. He commanded us to speak the truth, to honour our promises, to be kind to our relation, to be helpful to our neighbours, to cease all forbidden acts, to abstain from bloodshed, to avoid obscenities and false witness, and not to appropriate an orphans property nor slander chaste women. He ordered us to worship Allah alone and not to associate anything with him, to uphold Salat, to give Zakaah, and fast in the month of Ramadhan.

We believed in him and what he bought to us from Allah, and we follow him in what he has asked us to do and keep away from what he forbade us from.”

-Jafar ibn Abi Talib

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