The battle of Uhud is one of the most important and paramount battles of the Islamic history. It offered a lot to the Muslims to learn from their mistakes which they committed in the battle of Uhud. It was the acknowledgement and learning from their mistakes that Muslims got cautious and fought well till the end in the afterward battles of the Islamic history. Battle of Uhud as called Ghazwa-e-Uhud, proved to be of enormous importance in terms of some other elements as well. First, it gave the lesson that the instructions of the prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), must never be neglected. Second, Muslims came to know about the real face of Jews of Madina of that time. Third, Muslims learned the importance of strategic planning in the field of battle.
In the battle of Badar, the Meccans had been defeated badly by the Muslims of Madina. Some of their prominent leaders had been killed in the battle of Badar. They were ashamed and really were eager to take revenge. Therefore, the Meccans invaded the Madina on the 3rd year of Hijri. The Meccan army had a total number of 30,000 soldiers. They were more equipped and had all the necessary elements of the battlefield. Whereas, the Muslim army consisted of 7,000 soldiers and had less equipments as compared to the Meccans. However, the Muslim army was enriched with full of faith in the almighty Allah.
The last Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) deployed some archers at a particular place of the battlefield and instructed them not to move away unless they are asked to do so. The Muslim army fought very well and as a result 12 main leaders of the Meccans were killed. Nevertheless, 69 Muslims of the Madina were martyred during the war. The Muslim army got excited about the victory of the war and the archers who were deployed by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and ordered not to move away till the next instructions, forgot the Prophet’s instructions and started to collect the spoils of war. Meanwhile, some the running Meccans led by Khalid Bin Waleed, took this as an opportunity and invaded back on the Muslims. Resultantly, Muslim army got scattered and they had to face the defeat for a little period of time.
However, with the leadership qualities of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), Muslims gathered again with full enthusiasm and fought courageously. In return, the Meccan army had to run away from the battle field. Although at the end Muslims won the war because the Meccans failed in their aim to capture the Madina, but yet it gave a lot of lessons to the Muslims of Madina to learn. The Muslim army had to pay the price because of their negligence and disobeying the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)’s instructions. Likewise, the Muslims were betrayed by the Jews of Madina and they were held as a hypocrite. So in this sense, it proved to be a blessing to the Muslims that they became aware of the Jews reality.
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