Adventures of Sher-e-Khudan during the Ghazwa (battle of) – e – Uhud

Adventures of Sher-e-Khudan during the Ghazwa (battle of) – e – Uhud

Stalwarts of Quresh were killed during the battle of Badr; hence, in every family, there were a moaning and eulogical atmosphere. To take the revenge of these deaths, two prominent poets, Umra Vajhami and Masafe, inspired by the movement initiated by Abu Sufiyan and others, wrote powerful poems. They added fuel to the fire of enmity among all the classes of the Quresh by meeting each of them face to face. Due to this, a big army was very eager to attack Medina. This army included Khalid bin Valid, Ikrma bin Abu Jahal, Safwan bin Umaiyya and all the leaders of the Quresh. Only Hazrat Abbas did not join them. Abu Sufiyan was the leader of the army. To encourage them, they had ladies also with them. Abu Sufiyan’s wife, Hinda, was first in the army. All the women together were singing the songs accompanied by a kind of tambourine. The army started towards Medina with this preparedness. On Wednesday during the month of Shawwaal, Hijri 3, they camped at the feet of the mount Uhud, which is two miles away from Medina. Huzur-e-Anwar Nabi Pakﷺ gave a day’s time interval.After offering Juma prayer; he came with seven hundred Sahabas to start for the defence. To avoid the attack from the enemies, they formed rows in such a way that the mountain would be on their backside. Under the subordination of Hazrat Abdullah bin Juber Radiallahu anhoo a troop of archers was deployed and instructed everyone that, none should leave one’s place even after the victory.

The battle started on Saturday. First of all, the flag-bearer of the rivals (the non-muslims) came out of the row and challenged for the attack. Hazrat Sher-e-Khuda AlahisSalam took permission and came out to face the enemies. Just a single attack injured Talha so much that he was struggling on the ground. His brother Usman took charge of the flag. Hazrat Hamza came forward for the fight and within one attack sent the enemy into the jaws of death. Quresh started an open war. Hazrat Hamza Radiallahu anhoo, Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam and Hazrat
Abu Dajjana Radiallahu anhoo attacked the Quresh so vigorously and cruelly that the Quresh could not step ahead. Hazrat Hamza used to fight with swords in both the hands. Juber bin Mut’am, the master told Vehshi, a Negro slave, that if he killed Hazrat Hamza Radiallahu anhoo he would be left free. Hinda, Abu Sufyan’s wife, put greed in Vehshi’s heart with an ample amount of wealth for this work. Vehshi (a barbaric) was eagerly looking for Hazrat Hamza Radiallahu anhoo When the opportunity came, he hit his sharp spear towards him which, after hitting him at his navel, went through his abdomen. Hazrat Hamza Radiallahu anhoo was ready attack him, but he stumbled down, and the pious soul journeyed towards the Almighty. The battle was in full form. Hazrat Sher-e-Khuda AlahisSalam pushed himself in the heart of the rows and finished the rows one by one. The flag-holder of the Kuffar, Abu Sa’ad bin Talha, was sent to the other world. Another warrior came ahead and held the flag before it fell down. He was also killed by one of the Sahabis. Thus many flag-holders were killed. Lastly, a brave lady, Umra binte Alkma, came forward and caught the flag. Quresh were absolutely ashamed and restarted the war with greater zest. But due to the indescribable force and enumerable attacks of Sher-e-Khuda AlahisSalam and Hazrat Abu Dajjana Radiallahu anhoo the enemies were scattered, and a great confusion was created among them.

The Muslims started looting the wealth and treasure. The archers, who were posted on the top of the hills, left their places and came down and started looting. Hazrat Abdullah bin Jubera Radiallahu anhoo tried his level best to prevent them, but they did not stop. Having seen the places vacant, Khalid-bin walid climbed over the mountain with a troop. He was facing the back of the Muslims so; he attacked them on their back. While Muslims were deeply involved in the loot, swords started showering on them from the backside.

Because of unawareness, there was great confusion. Hazrat Masa’ab bin Umer Radiallahu anhoo the flag-holder of the Muslims, who was very similar to Huzur-eAkram Nabi Pakﷺ, was martyred. Sher-e-Khuda AlahisSalam came forward and took charge of the flag. When Hazrat Masa’ab Radiallahu anhoo was killed, one of the non-believers shouted and said, “Nabi Pak ﷺ has been martyred.” This shouting moved the Muslims very greatly. Many warriors became nervous and lost their confidence. So much so that Hazrat Umar also got disappointed and threw away the weapons.

Hazrat Ali’s AlahisSalam sword was was extinguishing the rows of the non-believers. Meanwhile, Ka’ab bin Malik Radiallahu anhoo had a
look of Rasulallahﷺ and he shouted, “Musalmanao, Rasulullah ﷺ is here.” Muslims from all the directions came running to the spot. The nonbelievers also attacked with a great force. Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam rebuked so powerfully that the attackers could not come ahead. Some unlucky fellow threw a piece of iron on Huzur-eAkram Nabi Pak ﷺ. His holy teeth and face were injured. Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam climbed on the hill along Huzur come with some of his companions and brought water in a glass. Hazrat Fatima AlahisSalam washed the wound, but the blood did not stop flowing. She burnt the mat, applied its ash over the wound, which prevented the flow of blood. climb over the hill, the Muslims started.

Before the non-Muslims could stoning. At last, vide Abu Sufiyan’s order, the non-Muslim army set for Mecca.

The non-Muslim ladies cut the nose and ears of the martyred Muslims, Amir Muawia’s mother Hinda made a garland of it and wore it in her neck. Her father, Utba, was killed by Hazrat Hamza Radiallahu anhoo in the battle of Badr. The fire of revenge towards Hazrat Hamza Radiallahu anhoo was so much acute that she cut his stomach, brought out the liver and started munching it. But she could not gulp it through the throat. So she vomited it out. Allama Shibli writes that in history, Hinda, on this fact only, is described as livereater. (Sirat-un-Nabi Part-1, P-383)

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