By Allah, if I had nothing but a small ant, I would fight you with it…

When Qurasyh broke the treaty of al-Hudaybiyah, they were afraid of the danger they faced from Madeenah, so they sent Abu Sufyaan to renew the treaty and increase its duration. He came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and met his daughter Umm Habeebah (RA) at her house, but to no avail. He went to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and spoke to him, but he did not answer him. Then he went to Abu Bakr and asked him to speak to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) on his behalf, but he said, “I will not do it.” Then he went to ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab and spoke to him. He said: “Should I intercede for you with the Messenger of Allah (SAW)? By Allah, if I had nothing but a small ant, I would fight you with it.

As-seerah an-Nabawiyah by ibn Hisham.

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