Battle of Uhud - 1
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Battle of Uhud - 1

The sorrow and fury of pagans at their defeat at Battle of Badr knew no bounds. They prepared for another attack on the Muslims

 

The sorrow and fury of Abu Sufyan and his Quraishite supporters at their defeat at Battle of Badr knew no bounds. Their whole energy was aroused and they commenced preparations for another attack on the Muslims. Abu Sufyan rallied behind him some tribes. Their united forces numbered three thousand well equipped and well-armed soldiers.

In 3 A.H. (625 A.D.) the Meccan army went toward Medina. Finally, the army reached to the north-east of Medina, in the fields of Mount Uhud.

Muhammad was informed of Quraish's expedition. So He marched out with seven hundred men.

 Only a hundred of them was well-armed, and between them they had only two horses. Their zeal was, however, so great.

The Prophet reached Uhud and took up his position below the mountain. The army was arrayed in fighting formations and fifty archers were posted, under the command of ‘Abdullah ibn Jubayr, at a pass between the hills surrounding Mount Uhud to guard the army from any rear attack. They had strict orders from the Prophet never to leave their post, whatever the outcome of the battle might be, till they received further instructions.

the battle began with the Quraishites. Muslims demonstrated heroic valor.

Wahshi, an Abyssinian slave, had been commissioned by Hind, wife of Abu Sufyan, to kill either Muhammad, Ali ibn Abu Talib, or Hamzah (the prophet’s uncle) in order to avenge the death of her relatives at Badr at their hands. He was lurking behind a rock when he singled Hamzah out and, seeing him engaged in a duel with a Meccan, threw a spear at him killing him instantly.

Muslims collectively launched an attack against the Meccan army, breaking its center. The Meccans now wavered, and Muslims gained the enemy's camp. The Meccans were seen turning to their heels, leaving their camp to the Muslims who proceeded to overrun it.

The Meccans were crushed by the Muslims. The Meccans, having paid a heavy toll, fell back in disarray and the Muslims started gathering the booty.

Their eagerness for spoil, however, turned the tide of victory which was almost already at hand. Thinking that the battle was over, most of the archers who were guarding the passage in the hill left their posts lured by the spoils even against the orders of their leader ‘Abdullah ibn Jubayr.

 

 

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