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He said: “Al-‘Uzza (i.e. an idol) is ours but you have no ‘Uzza.” “Why do you not reply?” The Prophet
(Peace be upon him) said. “What shall we say?” They inquired. He said: “Say Allâh is our Protector,
but you have no protector.”
Abu Sufyan said: “Well deeds! Today is a vengeance for Badr Day. This for that. War is attended
with alternate success.” ‘Umar’s reply was: “No. They are not the same. Our killed men are housed
in Paradise; but yours are in Fire.”
Then Abu Sufyan said: “Come on, ‘Umar!” The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) said: “Go
and see what the matter is.” He went there. Abu Sufyan asked him: “I beseech you by Allâh’s Name
to tell me the truth: Have we killed Muhammad (Peace be upon him)?” ‘Umar said: “O Allâh, ‘No’
and now he islistening to you words.” He said: “For me, you are more truthful than Ibn Qami’a, and
even more reliable.”
Ibn Ishaq said: When Abu Sufyan and those who were with him were leaving he called out notifying:
“We will meet again at Badr next year.” The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) said to one of
his men: “Say: ‘Yes, it is an appointment for both of us.’”
Later on, the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) dispatched ‘Ali bin Abi Talib to trace them out.
He said to him: “Pursue them and see what they are going to do, and what they aim at. If they
dismount horses and ride on camels’ back, this means that they are heading for Makkah; but if they
ride horses and lead camels unmounted, they are leaving for Madinah. By the One, in Whose Hand
my soul is, if they attacked Madinah I would march to them there and I would fight them.” ‘Ali said:
“I went out and traced them to see what they were up to. I saw them mounting camels and leaving
the horses unmounted. They were heading for Makkah.”
After the departure of the Quraishites, people went out to check the identity of the killed and the
wounded. Zaid bin Thabit said: “The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) sent me on Uhud Day
to seek Sa‘d bin Ar-Rabî‘ and said: “When you see him, say: ‘peace be upon you from me.’ and say
to him ‘the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) says: How do you feel?’” Zaid said: “I started
wandering about checking the killed till I came across Sa‘d when he was dying— with about seventy
strokes or stabs of a sword, a spear and an arrow in his body.So I said: “O Sa‘d, the Messenger of
Allâh (Peace be upon him) sends you his greetings. and says ‘peace be upon you, tell me how do
you feel?’” Sa‘d said: “And let peace be upon the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him), too. Tell
him, I smell the scent of the Paradise. And tell the Helpers, my people, ‘you shall not be excused
before Allâh if the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) is hurt and your eyes are blinking’ (i.e.
you are still alive and not dead).” Then he died.
They came across Al-Usairim — ‘Amr bin Thabit, whom they had already urged to embrace Islam
but refused. They saw him among the wounded on the verge of close death. “What has he come
here for? We have parted with him and he was s till too obdurate to accept Islam as his religion”.
They asked him: “What made you come here? Is it out of zeal to defend your people or is it because
of an inclination to Islam?” He said: “It is (certainly) an inclination to Islam. I believe in Allâh and in
His Messenger. I have fought with the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) till I have got what
you see,” and then he immediately died. They told the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him)
about him. Hearing that, he said: “He is one of the inhabitants of Paradise.” “Although he had not
offered one single prayer,” narrated Abu Hurairah.
Qazman, who was found among the wounded, fought heroically, and killed seven or eight idolaters.
He was weakened by the wounds he had sustained, they carried him to the habitation of Bani Zufr.
The Muslims gave him glad tidings of the Paradise. But he said: “By Allâh I have fought out of a zeal
to my people. Had it not been for that I would have never fought.” When his wounds worsened he
committed suicide. The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) had already said whenever he was
mentioned to him: “He is an inhabitant of Fire.” This is the end of those who fight for a national
cause or in a way other than that of raising up the Word of Allâh, though they fought under the
banner of Islam or even in the army of the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) or of his
Contrary to Qazman there was a Jew of Bani Tha‘labah among the killed. He said to his people, “O
folk people of Jews! By Allâh you have already known that it is imperative to support Muhammad
(Peace be upon him).” They said: “Today is Saturday.” He said: “There is no Saturday for you.” He
took his sword and the war equipment and said: “If I were killed, my property should be put at
Muhammad’s disposal” . Then next morning he kept on fighting till he was killed. The Messenger of
Allâh (Peace be upon him) said about him, “Mukhaireeq is the best Jew.”
The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) supervised the martyrs’ burial and said: “I bear witness
that anyone who is wounded in the way of Allâh, Allâh will resurrect him with his wound bleeding a
liquid which is blood-like in colour but musk-like in scent.”
Some of the Companions carried their men killed in the war to Madinah, but the Messenger of Allâh
(Peace be upon him) ordered that they should be sent back in order to be buried where they were
killed. He ordered that they should not be washed but buried as they were after stripping them off
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