BT: 506   
Sins and their effect on the heart
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  BT: 505   
Details about the Charity of Fitr
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  BT: 504   
When is Laylatul Qadr?
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  BT: 503   
The night worship of some Companions (May Allah be well pleased with them)
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  BT: 502   
Excellence of Tahajjud
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  BT: 500   
An introduction to Itikaaf
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  BT: 499   
The Conquest of Mecca
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  BT: 498   
The Battle of Badr - Message of universal peace
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  BT: 497   
Some miracles of Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  BT: 496   
Hadhrat Khadija (May Allah be well pleased with her) - A brief life sketch
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  BT: 495   
How to calculate Zakaat?
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  BT: 494   
Ramadhan - An introduction
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  BT: 493   
Saying Bharat Mata ki jai is against belief in Oneness of Almighty Allah and unacceptable to Muslims.
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  BT: 492   
Hadhrat Shah Sa’adullah Naqshbandi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
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  BT: 491   
Hadhrat Abul Barakaat Syed Khaleelullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
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  BT: 490   
Valentine’s Day – A rite of immodesty
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  BT: 489   
Hadhrat Muhaddith-e-Deccan Syed Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
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  BT: 488   
Relations with non-Muslim compatriots – A special message on Republic Day
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  BT: 487   
The Mawlid of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
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  BT: 486   
Imam Rabbani Conference (2015)
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The Battle of Badr - Message of universal peace
 

The Battle of Badr - A m~essage of universal peace

Badr is a small settlement, which is about 80 miles from Madina.

On the 12th of Ramadhan, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and 313 of His companions left Madina for Badr.This caravan, which had taken this step to uphold peace and save humanity, had only 1 horse and 80 camels.The rest of the Companions were on foot.

The superiority of the Companions who participated in the Battle of Badr

There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim:

Translation: The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said about a companion who had participated in the Battle of Badr: He was present in Badr.Do you know! Almighty Allah has graced the people of Badr with His special attention.Almighty Allah has said: You do whatever you want, (entry into) Paradise is Compulsory on you and in another narration, it is given: I have forgiven you. (Sahih Bukhari, Bab Ghazwatil Fath Hadith No: 4274, Sahih Muslim Bab min Fadhaili Ahle Badr raziallahu anhum , Hadith No: 6557)

There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:

Translation: Hadhrat Ma'adh Bin Rifaa'a bin Rafe' narrates on the authority of his father, that he said that Jibreel (May peace be upon him) came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and said: How do you consider the people of Badr? The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: The best among the Muslims or something to this effect.Jibreel (May peace be upon him) said: In the same way, among the angels those angels are superior who participated in Badr.(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No: 3992)

The best example of the equality of human beings

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) allotted 1 camel for every 3 companions and ordered them to mount it one by one.Even for himself, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) did not take a single camel.

The life of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is the best model of life for the whole of humanity.The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) gave a great lesson of equality to the whole mankind.He mounted a camel in turn with 2 other people like everybody else, as he had instructed others to do.This blessed caravan had set off only to wipe out the obstinacy of evil and its misguidance and to stop the rights of others from being trampled upon.Its aim was to spread the message of justice, equality and brotherhood of humanity.

Those who worshipped falsehood came fully armed.They were 1000 in number.

They die where he points they will

Almighty Allah has granted the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) all kinds of knowledge.The events of the past and the future are not hidden from his eyes.Before the Battle of Badr itself, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: By Allah! I am seeing the places where those who will be killed in Badr will lie.

Hadhrat Anas (May Allah be well pleased with him) says that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would place his hand on the ground and said: This is the place where so and so will die and this is the place where so and so will die.The narrator says that the body of those were killed did not deviate an inch from where the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) had said they would fall.

(Sahih Muslim, Vol.2, Pg No.102, Zurqani Alal Mawahib, Vol.2, Pg No.304)

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) very humbly prayed to Almighty Allah.On this occasion, Almighty Allah revealed this verse of the Holy Quran:

Remember you implored the assistance of your Lord, and He answered you: "I will assist you with a thousand of the angels, ranks on ranks."Surah Anfal (8:9)

Do not return until My Beloved permits you to

Hadhrat Qazi Sanaullah Panipati Naqshbandi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) narrates a Hadith in his Tafseer-e-Mazhari on the authority of Ibn e Sa'ad and Abu Shaikh: Translation: When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was done with the Battle of Badr, Jibreel (May peace be upon him) came to him on a red horse wearing armor, holding a spear in his hand and requested: O Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)! Allah has sent me to you and has commanded me not to return until you are pleased with me.Is the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) pleased with me? The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Yes I am pleased with you.Then Jibreel (May peace be upon him) took his leave.

(Baihaqi, Dalail Un Nabuwwa, Hadith No: 992.Khasais Kubra, Vol.1, Pg No: 203, Subul Ul Huda war Rashad, Vol.4, Pg No: 41)

Then this battle between truth and falsehood started and Almighty Allah let the believers win over falsehood.From among those who fought for falsehood 70 people were killed and 70 were taken as prisoners.

In facing falsehood, 14 Companions were martyred.When Almighty Allah granted victory to the Muslims, all the other powers of falsehood who had their own designs became subdued.

Inimitable example of treating the prisoners of war

When the prisoners of Badr were presented before the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), the Prophet first arranged for their necessities of life.He distributed these prisoners among the Companions and stressed that their needs of life should be taken care of.Hadhrat Abu Aziz (May Allah be well pleased with him), who had not embraced Islam at that time and was a prisoner of Badr, says that I was given to a Madinite companion.I saw a great example of kind treatment there.The members of the household would have a few dates and as per the orders of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), would give me bread.I would try to persuade them to partake of bread, but they would never eat.

Later this person was released in lieu of ransom.The benevolence of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), the greatness of the teachings of Islam and the kind treatment by the Companions made him embrace Islam.

Nowadays, we hear that Islam is a stern and violent religion, but only the kind treatment given to the prisoners of Badr will reveal the peacefulness, the justice and universal brotherhood of Islam and will remove the doubts about the teachings of Islam.

Another example of the benevolence of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) released the prisoners in lieu of ransom and for those who were not able to pay ransom, He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered them to teach others whatever knowledge/sciences they knew and released them in lieu of that.When they adorned the uneducated people with their education and knowledge, they were released with full honor.

 
     
   
     
 
 
   
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