While the polytheists insistently approached, our Prophet asked, “Who will confront
these, who will stop these?” Hadrat Talha bin Ubaydullah answered, “I will!
O Rasûlullah!” He wanted to rush forward. Our Master, the Prophet said, “Who else,
like you, is available?” A sahâbî from Medina requested permission by saying, “O
Rasûlullah! I am!” When our beloved Prophet replied, “Then, you confront them,”
he sprang forward and attacked the polytheists. He showed many unprecedented heroisms.
Having killed several disbelievers, he was honored with martyrdom.208
Our Master Rasûl-i akram asked again, “Who will confront them?” Before everyone,
again Hadrat Talha came forth. When our Master, the Prophet asked, “Who else,
like you, is available?” A blessed person from the Ansâr said, “I will confront them,
O Rasûlullah.” Our Prophet said, “Then, do confront them.” He too attained martyrdom
by fighting the polytheists. In the same manner, all the Companions, whomsoever
were present near our Master, the Prophet, at that moment, attained martyrdom
by fighting the enemy. At last, there was nobody left near the Master of the universe,
except Hadrat Talha bin Ubaydullah. Hadrat Talha was anxious about Rasûlullah
thinking that he might be harmed. He was rushing everywhere and keenly fighting the
disbelievers. His swinging of his sword was so quick; he repelled the attacks of the
enemies all around Rasûlullah in an instant; his shielding with his body, against arrows,
spears and smites of swords, was such a unique event. Hadrat Talha was whirling
around and disregarding the swords slashing his body. His wish was to protect the Master of the universe and attain martyrdom for that sake, the same as his other
brothers. There was nowhere on his body which was not wounded. There was nothing
seen on his clothing except blood. Even though he was in such a circumstance, he
was covering all sides. At that moment, Hadrat Abû Bakr and Sa’d bin Abî Waqqâs
reached our Master Rasûl-i akram.
The master of the heroes, Hadrat Talha fainted and fell to the ground, due to blood
loss. He was wounded from sword, spear and arrow strikes. He had sixty-six major
and innumerable smaller wounds. Hadrat Muhammad Prophet ordered Hadrat Abû Bakr to
help Hadrat Talha immediately. Abû Bakr-i Siddîq sprinkled water upon his face to
awaken him. When Hadrat Talha bin Ubaydullah awakened, he asked, “O Abû Bakr!
How is Rasûlullah?” He showed his affection and loyalty to him. That was the final
degree of loving Rasûl-i akram, sacrificing one’s life for his sake. When Hadrat Abû
Bakr answered, “He is well. He has sent me.” Talha felt relief and said, “Countless
thanks to Allahu ta’âlâ. As long as he is alive, all the troubles are nothing.” Meanwhile,
some other Companions had reached them too.
The Master of the worlds, Muhammad Mustafâ (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) honored
the presence of Hadrat Talha. The wounded mujâhid wept out of his joy when he
saw Rasûlullah alive. Our Master, the Prophet rubbed his body, then opened his hands
and invoked, “O my Allah! Give cure to him, grant him power.” As a miracle of
our Master Rasûl-i akram, Hadrat Talha stood up in sound health and began to fight
the enemy again. Hadrat Muhammad Prophet said about him, “On the day of Uhud, on the
earth, I saw nobody that was nearer to me, except Jabrâil on my right and Talha
bin Ubaydullah on my left.”209 “He who wants to look at a man of paradise walking,
on the earth, should look at Talha bin Ubaydullah.”
The war was intensely continuing along the entire front. Around our Master, the
Prophet, there were companions like Abû Dujâna, the flagman Mus’ab bin Umayr,
Talha bin Ubaydullah, also Lady Nasîba and some others who came from the rear
lines to protect our Prophet (‘alaihis-salâm). Together with Rasûlullah, they were
fighting against the polytheists. A ferocious polytheist, Abdullah bin Hunayd, fully
armed and in full armor, saw our beloved Prophet. He was shouting, “I am the son
of Zuhayr. Show me Muhammad. Either I will kill him, or I will die near him.” He
was on his horse. He was coming towards our Master, the Prophet. Hadrat Abû Dujâna
stood in front of him and said, “So, come! I am shielding the blessed existence
of Muhammad ’alaihis-salâm with my own body. You cannot reach him unless you
crush me!” He struck a sword against the legs of the horse of Abdullah bin Hunayd.
He made him fall. He lifted up his sword and struck him, saying, “Take this, from the
son of Harasha!” Watching the incident, the Master of the worlds invoked, “O my Allah!
Be pleased with the son of Harasha (Abû Dujâna), as I am pleased with him!”
Mâlik bin Zuhayr, from the polytheists, who was an accurate sharpshooter archer,
consistently successful with each of his shots, was looking for our Master, the Prophet
and planning to kill him by shooting an arrow at the earliest opportunity. He reached close to our Master Rasûlullah, drew his bow and targeted the blessed head of our
beloved Prophet, and shot his arrow. There was not even enough time to blink an eye.
Hadrat Talha made himself as a target, by immediately opening his hand. The arrow
hit Hadrat Talha’s hand and tore it to pieces. All the nerves of his fingers were cut and
the bones of his hand were broken. Also, our Master Fakhr-i âlam ‘sall-Allâhu alaih
wa sallam’ saw what happened and said, “If you had said Bismillah (when you extended
your hand to the arrow in order to protect me), angels would have ascended
you to the heavens, while people were looking at you.” 210
Four polytheists of Mecca, named Abdullah bin Kamîa, Ubayy bin Halaf, Utba bin
Abî Waqqâs and Abdullah bin Shihâb-i Zuhrî had swore to an oath to kill our Master
Rasûl-i akram. During this difficult time, our Master Rasûlullah, together with some
of his Companions, were fiercely fighting against the enemy. Ahead of our Master, the
Prophet, there was the flagman, Hadrat Mus’ab bin Umayr. Because of the armor he
had worn, Hadrat Mus’ab was similar to our beloved Prophet. Holding the banner of
the Islamic army in his right hand, he had been fighting intensely against the polytheists.
At that moment, Ibn-i Kamîa, in armor and on his horse, approached. He yelled,
“Show me Muhammad! May I not be saved, if he is saved!” He rode his horse towards
our Master, the Prophet. Hadrat Mus’ab and Lady Nasîba confronted him and began
to combat him by making their bodies as a shield to our Master, the Prophet. They
hit him with many sword strikes; however, he was not affected because of his armor.
Ibn-i Kamîa struck Lady Nasîba with his sword and tore her shoulder. Then, he cut
the right hand of Hadrat Mus’ab. Mus’ab bin Umayr, whose right hand was slashed,
held the blessed banner of Islam with his left hand, without allowing it to fall. At that
moment, he was reciting the âyat-i karîma, purporting, “Muhammad is a Messenger.
There have been Messengers before him too.”211. This time, Ibn-i Kamîa swung his
sword at the left hand of Hadrat Mus’ab. The glorious flagman, whose left hand was
now also slashed, did not allow the banner of Islam to fall. The heroic sahâbî held the
banner with his arms and pressed it against his body, to be sure that it continued to
wave. Ibn-i Kamîa struck his spear into the body of this glorious sahâbî. He went to
the Hereafter as a martyr, like his other friends.
While Hadrat Mus’ab was falling, the glorious banner of Islam was not allowed to
fall to the ground, an angel, in the guise of Mus’ab, had caught it. When our beloved
Prophet commanded, “Forward, O Mus’ab! Forward!” the angel who held the banner
replied, “I am not Mus’ab.” Then, our Master, the sultân of the worlds, understood
that he was an angel and gave the banner to Hadrat Ali.212
Ibn-i Kamîa thought Hadrat Mus’ab was our Master, the Prophet (’alaihis-salâm).
In haste, he reached the polytheists. He started shouting, “I have killed Muhammad!”
The polytheists, who heard this, with the pleasure of attaining their goal, became even
more excessive. The Ashâb-i kirâm, who did not know the reality of the incident, fell into grief. There was a great sorrow. Even Hadrat ’Umar was desperate, he could not
move from where he sat down with his friends. When Anas bin Nadr saw them in this
state he asked, “Why are you sitting?”
They answered, “Rasûlullah has been martyred!..” Hadrad Anas said, “Even if
Rasûlullah was martyrized, his Rabb (Allahu ta’âlâ) is everlasting. What will we do
by surviving after Rasûlullah? Now, stand up! Let us too sacrifice our life for the same
thing that our Master, the Prophet sacrificed his blessed life for.” He broke his sword’s
sheath213 and attacked the enemy with his sword drawn, shouting, “Allahu Akbar.” He
killed many of the disbelievers and he became martyr. His face alone had more than
seventy wounds. Since he had innumerable wounds on his body, no one could recognize
him except his sister.
Many of the Ashâb-i kirâm had been dispersed, some of them had attained martyrdom.
The polytheists gained advantage of their situation and gathered around our
Master Rasûl-i akram. With stones and swords, they were trying to martyr him. Since
he had two folds of armor on, the strikes did not affect him. The stones, thrown by
Utba bin Abî Waqqâs, struck our beloved Prophet’s face and his lower lip became
wounded. His fourth tooth on his lower right jaw was broken. At that moment, the
polytheist Ibn-i Kamîa came too, and swung his sword at the head of the Master of
the world. Hadrat Muhammad Prophet’s helmet had become crushed. Its two rings sank into
his blessed temples. Again, from another sword strike by Ibn-i Kamîa, he became
wounded on his shoulder and fell on his side into the deep pit, dug by Abû Âmir.
Hadrat Muhammad Prophet, regarding Ibn- i Kamîa, invoked, “May Allahu ta’âlâ make
you servile and desolate!” Ibn-i Kamîa rejoiced extremely. Shouting, “I have killed
Muhammad! I have killed Muhammad!..” he went to Abû Sufyân. The polytheists
had achieved their goal! They were not interested in our Prophet anymore. They had
retreated from around the pit where our Master, the Prophet was. They were fighting
the Companions.214
When our Master, Rasûl-i akram (’alahis-salâm) fell into the pit, his blessed cheeks
were bleeding. When he wiped his face with his hands, he saw that his hands and his
beard were covered in blood. Before even a drop of blood could fall to the ground,
Jabrâil ’alaihis-salâm (Archangel Gabriel) came and caught that blessed blood and
said, “O the Darling of Allah! For the sake of Allahu ta’âlâ, if this blood fell, there
would be no green plant on the earth until Doomsday.” Our Master was praying for
the guidance of people who tried to kill him, who hit him with swords, who broke
his teeth and bloodied his face, saying, “If a drop of blood falls from me onto the
earth, calamity will befall from the skies. O my Rabb! Forgive my people! For,
they do not know.”
At that moment, Hadrat Ka’b bin Mâlik shouted, “O Muslims! Good news! Rasûlullah
is here!” The glorious Ashâb, who heard this voice, ran there as if they were given a new life. Hadrat Alî and Talha bin Ubaydullah came immediately and took
him out of the pit. Hadrat Abû Ubayd bin Jarrâh, with his teeth, pulled out the rings of
the helmet, which stuck into our beloved Prophet’s blessed temples. While he pulled
out these iron pieces, his two front teeth also became displaced. Hadrat Mâlik bin
Sinân, one of the Ashâb-i kirâm, licked the blood from the blessed face of our Master
Rasûlullah. Upon this, our Master, the Prophet said, “The fire of Hell will not touch
the one whose blood is mixed with my blood.”
The polytheists launched an offensive again. The Ashâb-i kirâm, with the joy of
re-uniting with our Master, the Prophet, formed a ring around him in an instant and
they did not allow any polytheist to break into the circle. The polytheists, understanding
that they could not do anything to our Master, the Prophet, began to go up the
mountain. The sultan of the two worlds told Hadrat Sa’d bin Abî Waqqâs, “Make
them return.” Hadrat Sa’d asked, “O Rasûlullah! I have only one arrow left. How
can I make them return with it?” Our Master Rasûlullah repeated the same command.
Upon this, the master of the archers, Hadrat Sa’d bin Abî Waqqâs drew one arrow
from his sachal and shot it. The arrow hit its target and made a polytheist fall. When
he stretched his hand to his sachal again, he saw that there was another arrow. He paid
attention to it; this was the previous arrow. Another polytheist died. This was repeated
several times. As a miracle of our beloved Prophet, Hadrat Sa’d had found the same
arrow in his arrow sachal each time. The Qurayshîs, seeing that their men were killed
one by one, gave up climbing the mountain. They went down and retreated.
Among them, Ubayy bin Halaf rode his horse towards our Master, the Prophet and
started shouting, “Where is that person who claims to be a prophet? Let him confront
me and fight!” Although the Ashâb-i kirâm wanted to confront him, our beloved
Prophet did not allow them to. He took the spear of Hadrat Haris bin Simma and advanced.
The despicable Ubayy spurred his horse and approached, saying, “O Muhammad!
May I not survive, if you survive!” He was fully armed, from head to toe. The
Master of the worlds threw the spear in his hand at the throat of Ubayy. The spear flew
and stuck into his throat between his helmet and the collar of his armor. Ubayy fell
crying like a beast. His ribs were broken. The polytheists lifted and took him away. He
died on the road, shouting, “Muhammad has killed me!..”
Our Master Rasûlullah, with his Companions near him, started to ascend toward
the Uhud rocks. When he reached the rocks, he wanted to climb up. Since he was so
tired, and he wore two-fold armor and had received more than seventy sword strikes,
he could not. Upon this, Hadrat Talha took our Master, the Prophet on his back up
the rocks. Hadrat Muhammad Prophet said, “When Talha helped Rasûlullah, Paradise
became necessary for him.” Since he had no power, he could only perform the noon
prayer while sitting.
On the mountain slopes, the companions, as if they were lions, were attacking the
polytheists. They had made life unbearable for those who hit our Prophet. Meanwhile,
Hâtib bin Baltaa came to our beloved Prophet (’alaihis-salâm) and asked, “May my
life be sacrificed for your sake O Rasûlullah! Who did this to you?” Our Master answered answered,
“Utba bin Abî Waqqâs threw a stone at me, hit my face and broke the
fourth tooth of mine.” Upon this Hadrat Hâtib asked again, “O Rasûlullah! Where
has he gone?” Our Master, the Prophet directed him toward where he had gone. Hadrat
Hâtib ran towards that direction. After searching, he found Utba. He made him fall
from his horse and decapitated him with one strike. He brought the head to Rasûlullah
and gave the good news. Our Master, the Prophet invoked blessings on him, “May
Allahu ta’âlâ be pleased with you. May Allahu ta’âlâ be pleased with you.”
The polytheists could not make a stand against the Ashâb-i kirâm, who fought back
and attacked again. Suffering seventy more dead, they left the battlefield and set off for
Mecca. The falsified news of the martyrdom of our Master, the Prophet had reached
Medina. The ladies like Hadrat Fâtima, Hadrat Âisha, Ummu Sulaym, Ummu Ayman,
Hamna binti Jahsh and Quayba ran to Uhud. When Hadrat Fâtima saw her father, our
beloved Prophet, had been wounded, she wept. Our Master Rasûlullah consoled her.
Hadrat Ali brought water in his shield. With that water, our mother Fâtima cleansed
the blessed face of our Master, the Prophet and tried to stop the flow of blood. However,
the flow of the blood from his wound on his face did not stop. When Hadrat
Fâtima burnt a piece of straw and pressed its ashes on the wound, the flow stopped. 215
Then he went down to the battlefield. First the wounded were identified then their
wounds were dressed. The polytheists had made some martyrs unrecognizable. They
had cut their ears, noses and other limbs off and disemboweled them. Hadrat Abdullah
bin Jahsh was among them. Hadrat Muhammad Prophet and his Companions who had seen
this became very sad. The most distinguished of his Companions had attained martyrdom,
having poured their blood on the earth of Uhud, and had ascended to Paradise.
However, the improper treatment against martyrs was unbearable. In addition to our
Master, the Prophet, all the Companions dolefully grieved. In the face of that scene,
the Master of the worlds wept. While he was shedding tears, he said, “I will bear
witness, on the Day of Judgment, that these martyrs have sacrificed their lives
for the sake of Allahu ta’âlâ. Bury them with their blood. I swear by Allah that
they will come to the mahshar (the Last Judgment) on the Day of Judgment while
their wounds are bleeding. The color of their blood will be as the color of blood
and the smell of their blood will be as musk.”
Then our beloved Prophet said, “I cannot see Hamza. What happened to him?”
Hadrat Ali searched and found him. When our Prophet came and faced with an elusive
scene, he could not endure it. Hadrat Hamza’s ears, nose and other limbs had been
cut off; his face had been made unrecognizable; he had been disemboweled and his
lungs had been taken out. While our Master, the Prophet was shedding tears from his
blessed eyes, addressing Hadrat Hamza, he said, “O Hamza! In no case, nobody
had suffered and will suffer as much as you had suffered. O the paternal uncle
of Rasûlullah! O Hamza, the lion of Allahu ta’âlâ and His Messenger! O Hamza,
doer of good deeds! O Hamza, the protector of Rasûlullah! May Allahu ta’âlâ
rest your soul!…” Meanwhile, a woman, hurriedly coming, was seen. She was our beloved Prophet’s
paternal aunt, our mother Hadrat Safiyya. Like other ladies, she had run to Uhud,
when she heard the falsified news of the martyrdom of our Master Rasûlullah. When
our Master Rasûl-i akram saw his paternal aunt, in contemplation of the fact that she
could not endure the state of the martyrs, he told Zubayr bin Awwâm, her son, “Turn
your mother back, and do not let her see her brother’s corpse.” Then Hadrat
Zubayr ran and reached his mother. The blessed woman excitedly asked her son, “O
my son! Give me news about Rasûlullah!…” Hadrat Ali had come next them. When
Hadrat Ali said, “Rasûlullah is safe and sound.” He could not stop her from asking,
“Let me see him.” Then Hadrat Ali pointed out the Master of the worlds. When our
mother Hadrat Safiyya saw that our Master, the Prophet was safe and sound, she
became very happy and praised Allahu ta’âlâ. This time, she wanted to proceed in
order to see the situation of her brother Hadrat Hamza. When her son Zubayr said, “O
my mother! Rasûlullah orders you to go back,” she said, “If my going back is for not
showing me what happened to him, I have already learnt that my brother’s body had
been cut and torn apart. He had suffered that situation on the path of Allahu ta’âlâ.
We are prepared for worse situations than this. We will wait for its reward only from
Allahu ta’âlâ. Inshâallah, we will be patient and endure it. When Hadrat Zubayr bin
Awwâm came and informed of these, our Master, the Prophet said, “Then, let her
see him.”
Hadrat Safiyya sat near Hadrat Hamza’s body and wept silently.
When Hadrat Safiyya came, she had brought two cardigans with her. Taking them,
she said, “I brought them for my brother Hamza, please wrap him with them.” Sayyid-
ush-Shuhadâ, that is, the master of the martyrs, Hadrat Hamza was shrouded with
one of those cardigans.216
Our Master Habîbullah came next to the banner-bearer Mus’ab bin Umayr. Hadrat
Mus’ab’s hands had been cut off and he had received wounds on many parts of his
body. The area surrounding him was like a blood bath. Our Master, the Prophet became
deeply aggrieved again and addressing those glorious martyrs, he recited the
23rd âyat-i karîma of the Ahzâb Sûra. It purports, “There are such brave among
Muslim believers that they showed loyalty toward their promises, which they
gave to Allahu ta’âlâ. Some of them kept their word about fighting until attaining
martyrdom (and they became martyrs). And some of them are awaiting to
attain martyrdom. They have never changed their words.” After that, our Master,
the Prophet said, “And the Messenger of Allahu ta’âlâ is witness that you will be
resurrected as martyrs in the presence of Allahu ta’âlâ, on the Judgment Day.”
Then, he turned to the people around him and said, “Visit these people. Greet
them. I swear by Allahu ta’âlâ that whoever greets them in this world, these
blessed martyrs will greet them in return on the Judgment Day.”
They could not find anything to make a shroud with for Hadrat Mus’ab bin Umayr.
His own kaftan did not cover his entire body. If they covered the head, his feet would be open. If they covered his feet, his head would be open. Our Master, Habîb-i
akram ’alaihis-salâm said, “Cover his head with the kaftan, his feet with izhir
plant217.” This happy Companion, who spent his life in serving Islam and who attained
the degree of martyrdom, left the world with half a shroud.218
The other martyrs, after their janâza prayer was performed, were buried with their
bloodied clothes, and put into graves as groups of two-three. At the Holy War of
Uhud, seventy people became martyrs. Sixty-four of them were from Ansâr, six of
them from Muhâjirs.
Most of the relatives of the Ashâb-i kirâm had attained martyrdom. Due to this, they
were sick at heart. For the purpose of consoling the survivors, our Master, Habîb-i
akram said, “I swear by Allah, how much I wish I would attain martyrdom with
my Companions and spend the night in the heart of Uhud. When your brothers
became martyr, Allahu ta’âlâ put their souls in the craw of green birds. They go
to the rivers of Paradise and drink from its water. They eat the fruits there. They
see all over Paradise. They fly in its rose gardens. Then they enter the golden
candles hanging under the ’Arsh-i âlâ (the end of matter bordering the seven skies
and the Kursî which is outside the seventh sky and inside the ’Arsh.) and spend the
evening there. When they see the delightfulness and beauteousness of those foods
and drinks, they say, “If only our brothers would know what Allahu ta’âlâ has bestowed
upon us and thus they would not refrain from jihad, not be afraid of fighting
and not turn away from the enemy.” Allahu ta’âlâ declared, “I will inform them of
your situation.” (And He decreed by descending an âyat-i karîma, which purports,)
“Do not assume those who attained martyrdom on the path of Allahu ta’âlâ, are
dead! Verily, they are alive in the presence of their Rabb. So much so that, exulting
because of the rank of martyrdom that Allahu ta’âlâ bestowed upon them,
they all are presented by the blessings of Paradise. And they would like to give
glad tidings to those who are following and have not joined them by attaining
martyrdom yet, that; there is no fear for them and they will never be grieved.
They rejoice due to a blessing, or even more blessings, which come from Allahu
ta’âlâ and the glad tidings in which Allahu ta’âlâ decrees that He will not make
His reward for Muslim believers wasted.”219… Allahu ta’âlâ, being seen to them,
decrees, “O My slaves! Say whatever you long for and I shall offer it abundantly to
you.” Then they say, “O our Rabb! There is no blessing, superior to those, which you
bestowed upon us, that we long for. We are eating whatever we would like in Paradise
all the time. However, what we long for is our souls being returned to our body and
being sent back to the world and being killed again for Your sake.”
There was nothing left to do there. They recollected themselves. A unique holy war
in history was made at Uhud, where they had come to spread the religion of Allahu ta’âlâ. Many unimaginable events of heroism of the Ashâb-i kirâm had been witnessed,
and another lesson had been taught to the disbelievers.
The Master of the worlds ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam’ departed toward radiant
Medina with his blessed Companions. When they arrived at the location called Harre,
he made his Companions form a row formation and, by outstretching his blessed
hands, he began supplicating Allahu ta’âlâ and prayed as follows, “O my Allah!
Praise and glorification is mostly for You. O my Allah! There is no one, who can
show the true path to the one who You left in aberration and there is no one who
can deviate the one to whom You granted the attainment of the true path… O my
Allah! Make us love the belief. Embellish our hearts with belief. Make us hate
disbelief, inordinateness and excessiveness. Make us one of those who know what
is harmful for our religious and worldly affairs. Make us one of those who have
found the true path. O my Allah! Let us live as Muslim and die as Muslim. Include
among those that are pious and good. For they neither lose their honor nor
dignity nor apostatize. O my Allah! Smite those disbelievers who contradicted
Your Messenger, who turned away from your path and who fought against Your
Messenger! Descend over them Your torment, which is true and real!…Âmîn!”
The Ashâb-i kirâm also participated in that invocation by saying, “Âmîn! Âmîn!”
Hadrat Muhammad Prophet had come near to Medina with his Ashâb. Women and children,
who remained in Medina, poured onto the roads, with curiosity and sadness;
they were trying to see the Master of the worlds in the coming army. When they saw
his luminous face which enlightened the world, they thanked Allahu ta’âlâ. Then,
looking at the army; they searched for fathers, husbands, sons and uncles. If they
could not see them, they were not able to hold their tears. Our Master Rasûl-i akram,
who saw this state of his Companions, was very sorry and his blessed eyes shed tears.
For a moment, it was seen that Lady Kabsha, Sa’d bin Mu’âz’s mother, approached our
Master, the Prophet. His son Amr had attained martyrdom in Uhud. When she came closer
to the presence of our Prophet, she said, “O Rasûlullah, may my parents be sacrificed for
your sake! Alhamdulillah, I saw that you are safe and sound. As you are in safety, nothing
else can affect me!” She did not ask about her darling son. After our beloved Prophet condoled
her, over the loss of her son Amr, he said, “O the mother of Sa’d! Glad tidings to
you and his household, that, all the ones who attained martyrdom from them, came
together in Paradise and became friends to each other. They will intercede for their
households too.” Then Lady Kabsha said, “O Rasûlullah, we assent to everything that
comes from Allahu ta’âlâ! Who weeps for them after these glad tidings? Please invoke
blessings on the survivors.” Upon this, the Master of the worlds prayed as follows, “O
my Allah! Remove the sorrows in their hearts! And make the survivors of those, the
most benevolent ones of the survivors!”
Our Master, the Prophet told his Ashâb, referring to the struggle against the desires
of the body, “(O my Ashâb! Now) We have returned from the small jihâd, we will
begin the great jihad.”220 Then he recommended everyone to rest in their homes and the wounded to get treatment. He was wounded too. He went directly to his home of
bliss.