The invasion and the conquest of Makkah was as we have already stated – a decisive battle that utterly destroyed paganism The Arabs as a result of that battle were able to differentiate the truth from falsehood. Delusion no longer existed in their life so they raced to embrace Islam.
“Amr bin Salamah said: “We were at a water spring near a passage used by people. So when camel riders passed by us. We used to ask them: What is the matter with people? What is this man (i.e., the Nabi Pakﷺ like? They would say: He claims that Allâh has revealed such and such. I used to memorize those words as if they had been recited within my chest The Arabs used to leave their Islamization up to the conquest. They would say Leave him alone to face his people. If he were a truthful Nabi Pakﷺ he would overcome them.’ So when the conquest took place. peoples hastened to declare their Islam. My father was the quickest of all my people to embrace Islam. Arriving at his people he said: ‘By Allâh, I have just been with the Nabi Pakﷺ and be said: Perform so-and-so prayer at such a time, and so-and-so prave at such and such time. When the prayer time is due let one of you call for the prayer and appoint the most learned of the Quran among you to be an Imam (leader) of yours.”
This Prophetic tradition manifests the great effect of the conquest of Makkah on the phase of events. It certainly shows the influence of the conquest of Makkah upon the strengthening of Islam as well as on the Arabs’ stand and their surrender to Islam That influence was absolutely confirmed and deeply rooted after the invasion of Tabuk.
A dear and obvious evidence of that influence could be deduced from the great number of delegations arriving in Madinah
successively in the ninth and tenth years of Al-Hijra. The immense crowds of people who raced to embrace the religion of Allâh and the great army which included ten thousand fighters in the invasion of the conquest of Makkah had grown large enough to include thirty thousand fighters sharing in the invasion of Tabuk.
It was only in less than a year after the conquest of Makkah that this growth in Islamic army had taken place. A hundred thousand or a hundred and forty-four thousand Muslim pilgrims shared in Hajjatul-Wada’ (i.e., Farewell Pilgrimage); it was such an enormous number of Muslims surging – as an ocean of men – around Nabi Pakﷺ that the horizon echoed their voices and the expanses of land shook whereby while saying Labbaik (i.e., Lord. here we are worshipping), glorifying and magnifying Allâh, and thanking Him.