Subhan’Allah .. Someone mailed me this video today and ,Allahu Akbar, its absolutely amazing how Allah(SWT) guides the heart of a man to Him; all that is required is to lift your hands up in prayer and with a sincere heart ask for His help!
In the Sahih, Ibn Al-Musaiyab has reported from his father:
When death approached Abu Talib, Allah’s Messenger (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) came to him and found `Abdullah bin Abi Umaiyah and Abu Jahl in his company. The Prophet said, “O uncle,
say: ‘There is no true god except Allah’, a word which will enable me to plead for you with Him.” The two of them said, “Would you forsake the religion of (your father) ‘Abdul Muttalib?” The Prophet repeated (the request) and the two of them also repeated (their question). The final word of Abu Talib was about being on the religion of’ Abdul-Muttalib and he refused to say: La ilaha ilIa-Allah. The Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said, “But I shall continue to pray for your forgiveness as long as I am not prohibited to do so.” It was then that Allah the Almighty revealed the verse: “It is not (proper) for the Prophet and those who believe, to ask Allah’s forgiveness for the Mushrikin even though they be of kin.”
Allah also revealed concerning Abu Talib: “Verily, you (O Muhammad) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided ones.” (28:56)