Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Map Of The Battlefield – Battle Of ‘Uhud

LESSON # 417 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Map Of The Battlefield – Battle Of ‘Uhud

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse –122 of 200, Section –13    (Part – 4)

 

When two parties of you almost fell away, and Allah was their Protecting Friend. And in Allah let believers put their trust.         

‘Iz  hammat-taaa-‘ifataani  minkum  ‘an-  tafshalaa,  wallaahu  Waliy-yu-humaa. Wa ‘alallaahi  fal-yata-wakkalil-Mu’-minuun.           

 

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  taaa-‘ifataani- (Two parties), aim from these two parties is the people of those two tribes ‘Banu Harthah’and‘Banu Salmah’, who had become broken hearted and almost fallen away at the time of Battle of ‘Uhud.

 

The plan of the battlefield has been described in the pervious lesson. You have read it earlier that the total numbers of Muslims were just one thousand against three thousand Quraysh braves. Three hundred Fraudster Hypocrites returned in the way out of those one thousand with their leader ‘Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy . it was not extraordinary thing for feeble-hearted persons to be worried observing this situation. The people of Banu Harthah’and‘Banu Salmah became perplexed and thought, “What will happen now?” Allah Almighty raised feelings of ambition and courage in their hearts, and expelled the concept of deficiency and majority of manpower from their hearts.   

 

The Muslims advanced with such power of trust in Allah Almighty that the spirit of Infidels ended and they began to run from the battleground. The Warriors of Islam began to arrest them and collect their equipment. When the fifty archers, appointed at the hill-pass, observed this situation, they also involved in it. Even they forgot the warning of Holy Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) and did not care too their leader’s advice.     

 

Khalid bin al-Waleed  had not yet embraced Islam. He was leading the enemy’s Army (of Meccan Infidels). As soon as he observed that the hill-pass was without the archers, he collected his deserting companions, attacked with their help from that side and changed the map of battle. The Muslims were confused and they suffered with many casualties. Even the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) personally was wounded.

 

The Muslims drew up in a line again. They advanced and engaged in a desperate undertaking once again, beat the Quraysh braves and drove them back. The world knew that deficiency or surplus manpower had no value in the battlefield, but the steadfastness and patience of the crusaders, success and support of Allah Almighty are of use.     

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and tran slated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Battle Of ‘Uhud – Readiness

LESSON # 416 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

The Battle Of ‘Uhud – Readiness

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse –121 of 200, Section –13    (Part – 4)

 

And when thou settedst forth at daybreak from the housefolk to assign to the believers their positions for the battle. And Allah is Hearer, Knower-        

Wa  ‘iz  gadawta  min  ‘ah-lika  tubaw-wi-‘ul-Mu’-miniina  maqaa-‘ida  lil-qitaal. Wallaahu Samii-‘un  ‘Aliim-           

 

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The events regarding preparations for the battle, departure from home to the battleground and drawing up in flanks for the battlefield by Holy Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) have been pointed out in this verse. Holy Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) proceeded from home for the crusade in the right path early in morning. He assigned the positions to the Believers for the battle, caused to sit them down on the appropriate lines of entrenchments and arranged the map of battlefield.

 

Here it signifies towards the Battle of ‘Uhad. Afterwards, the events and circumstances will be mentioned continuously about the Battle of ‘Uhad. It seems appropriate to describe the events of this battle (Gazwah) briefly in this lesson, so that there would not be necessary to repeat it again and again.   

 

On Saturday, March 19, 625 (3 Shawwal) 3 AH, the Quraysh of Mecca lead their Army to Medina with three thousand selected braves. One year prior, they suffered a defeat in the battle of Badr. So now, they came with full preparations. Holy Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) consulted his companions (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them). The old people advised that self-defense should be arranged staying within the city. ‘Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy (the chief of the Khazraj tribe) and leader of the hypocrites had also this opinion. The young people said, “It is the sign of weakness; we should go out and fight against them. We shall defend with stakes and engage in a desperate undertaking at each cost.

 

Holy Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) agreed to this suggestion, came out from his house wearing the armor and departed towards the battlefield from the city with other Muslim. Total numbers of Muslims were one thousand. ‘Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy (leader of the hypocrites) returned with his three hundred disbelievers saying that ‘when you did not agree to us then we would not cooperate with you’.  

 

Holy Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) delivered the flag over to Hadrat Mas-‘ab bin ‘Umar (may Allah Almighty be pleased with him), appointed Hadrat Zubair bin Awam (may Allah Almighty be pleased with him) as commander of  the troop of the horses, kept the people (who were not in armor) under the command of Hadrat Amir Hamza (may Allah Almighty be pleased with him), determined fifty archers at a pass (of the mountain) under supervision of Hadrat ‘Abd-Allah bin Zubair(may Allah Almighty be pleased with him) and ordered them not to leave the pass at any cost. This battle of right and wrong began with these preparations.  

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and tran slated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.