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Unformatted text preview: Badr between the Muslims and the Quraysh where the Muslims were victorious. Seventy men from the disbelievers were killed and seventy of them were taken captives. The rest of the Quraysh army returned injured and hungry. Abu Sufyan then returned to Makkah only to witness the defeated Qurayshi army. The people of Makkah had suffered a great calamity. Thereupon `Abdullah bin Abi Rabi'ah, `Ikrimah bin Abi Jahl and Safwan bin Umayyah along with some other men of Quraysh who had lost their fathers, sons and brothers at Badr, went to Abu Sufyan and anyone who had a share in his caravan's merchandise, or those with wealth, and said to them, "O Quraysh! Indeed Muhammad has greatly harmed you and killed the best of you. Aid us with your wealth in our war against him so we may avenge our killed ones." They agreed and Allah revealed, concerning them, "Those who disbelieve spend their wealth to divert people away from the path of Allah. They will surely spend it, which will then become an agony for them, after which they will be defeated.Those who disbelieved will be resurrected for Hell." 339 Be a mountain 49 Thus, the Quraysh marched forth, along with the loyal tribes such as Banu Kinanah and the people of Tihamah with all their weaponry, free men and slaves. They brought their women with them, lest the men ran away from the battle. Abu Sufyan went with his wife Hind bint `Utbah. `Ikrimah bin Abi Jahl went with his wife Umm Hakim bint al-Harith, and al-Harith went with his wife Fatimah bint al-Walid bin al-Mughirah.The disbelieving army came and stopped at the edges of the valley facing Madinah. When the Messenger of Allah heard of this he consulted his Companions and asked, "What do you think? Shall we stay in Madinah and fight them if they enter the city?" Those of the Muslims who had not participated in Badr said to him, "O Messenger of Allah! We'll go out to them and fight them at Uhud." They wished to attain the status that was attained by the people of Badr. They remained wi...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
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