Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Battle Of Badr – Success


The Battle Of Badr – Success 

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

Verse –123 of 200, Section –13    (Part – 4)


And Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were contemptible. So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be thankful.           

Wa  laqad  nasara-kumul-laahu  bi-Badrinw-wa  ‘antum  ‘azillah.  Fatta-qullaaha  la-‘allakum  tash-kuruun.           






Badr  – The first battle between Islam and Infidelity was fought on 17th Ramadan 2 AH. In the battlefield of Badr a handful, number of Muslims got such graceful victory that the spine of infidelity was broken. The Infidels judged first time about the strength of Muslims. ‘antum  ‘azillah (you were contemptible). At that time number of Muslims were 313 (three hundred and thirteen only) including old, young, little (boys) and elder, who might be able to fight. They all did not have even proper weapons to fight. This entire Army had only 70 (seventy) camels and two horses. The swords and lances of some of the persons were broken. Even that some person carried only staffs of the date trees for proceeding to the crusade.


Some crusaders of Islam were such persons, who were not able to fight due to their age and height, and the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) wished that they should not go in the battlefield. But observing their longing he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was compelled to let them permit to go.


The Battle of Badr was a very strong test of the Muslims’ courage and spirit. One thousand Quraysh braves attacked under command of well conversant generals including Abu Jehal {the father of ignorance and uncle of Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)}. Many of them were riders. The men in armor out of them were three hundred. They all had each type of arms and equipment for warfare.


These one thousand Army Personnel, Intoxicated with power, assaulted three hundred and thirteen Muslims. But in the first assault this great multitude became helpless to surrender. Their seventy persons were slain and the Muslims arrested the same numbers. Those overcame who were weak and those were disgraced who were powerful.


This verse has very great lesson in itself to satisfy the injured Muslims of the Battle of ‘Uhud and desire of pleasing the weak Muslims. If Allah Almighty can support the Truth to conquer during its prime time of helplessness, then why the Billion Muslims of today be distressed in mind. They should trust in Allah Almighty and put their entire strength in eminence of Islam.    



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.