Hostility to Prophet Muhammed

The pattern of revelation in Mecca during the early stage was tawheed; issues of faith, life after death, etc., and not legislative laws.

So, why did the people of Makkah not accept these teachings, since they believed in the existence of Allah?

The propagation of Tawheed went against their beliefs and the worshipping of their idols; a way which was learnt from their forefathers. The acceptance of Islam meant the leaving off of their idolatry and was seen as forsaking their forefathers. As such, the Da'wah was met with hostility.

Extracted from teachings of Fiqhus Seerah by Al Ghazali.

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