The battle of Badr was the most important among the Islamic battles of Destiny. For the first time the followers of the new faith were put into a serious test. The Battle of Badr is one of the greatest and most famous battles of Islam and those who participated in it enjoyed a special distinction amongst the Muslims. Battle of Badr or Jang-e-Badr, is remembered as the most In case of Ghazwa-e -badar fidya was paid for illetrate prisoners of war and those.
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There are many events in the history of Islam that define it and lay its foundation. In previous posts, I have written about two events that Muslims view as significant to Islamic history: The first revelations established the new faith and the emigration established a new community.
The focus of this post is the Battle of Badrthe first major battle between the Muslims and Qurayshthe most powerful ghzawa in Mecca. For the first 13 years of Islam, despite intense persecution, the Muslims did not fight Quraysh.
Battle of Badr | Summary |
Once in Medina, the Prophet Muhammad received a revelation giving the Muslims permission to respond militarily. In the two years after the emigration, the encounters between the two groups were small skirmishes and raids. In Ramadan of CE, this changed.
That year, the Prophet Muhammad received information that Quraysh had a large caravan returning from Syria to Mecca. The Prophet Muhammad did not intend to go to battle. Abu Sufyan, one of the Meccan leaders who was with the caravan, received word of the plan for enflish raid and called on the Meccans to send troops to protect the caravan.
He waited for the support of the Muslims from Medina because the Constitution of Medina that they signed on to did not include fighting outside of Medina. Once he received their support, the Prophet Muhammad decided to engage in battle.
At the wells of Badr, the Muslims and the Meccans met for battle.
The Muslims were outnumbered by the Meccans 3 to 1. The battle began with an Arab tradition where each side sends out warriors to fight each other.
A Short Summary of Ghazwa (Battle of) Badr
The battle then began and ended with a decisive victory for the Muslims. This victory was important in Islamic history because it gave the Muslims a boost in morale. They saw this victory as a sign from God. One example is verses in chapter Allah had helped you at Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear Allah; thus may ye show your gratitude.
Battle of Badr – Wikipedia
Remember thou saidst to the Faithful: Is badsr not enough for you that Allah should help you with three thousand angels specially sent down? This battle was also significant because it established the Muslims as a formidable force in Arabia.
The importance of this battle in the history of Islam continues into the present day. In fact, several military operations in the last 50 years were named after this battle because it signifies victory. Thus, the Battle of Badr is an important event in the gyazwa of Islam and continues to have relevance for Muslims everywhere.
What is your reaction when your hear the story of the Battle of Badr? What are other important events in the history of Islam? Are there events like the Battle of Badr that have significance in other faith traditions?
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