Battle of Badr and Khutbah of Rasool صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ والہ وسلم

Sayyiduna Isma’eel Bin Muhammad رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه, the grandson of Sahabi [blessed companion] of the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Sayyiduna Sa’d Bin Abi Waqas رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, has stated: While mentioning Ghazwat-e-Rasool[1], our father would say, ‘These are the glories of your predecessors; therefore, do not forget them.’ (Subul-ul-Huda war-Rishaad, vol. 4, pp. 10)

Sayyiduna Imam Zayn-ul-‘Aabideen رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated: We were given information regarding the Ghazwat-e-Rasool also like the Surahs of the Holy Quran. (Ibid)

Ghazwah Badr

Ghazwah Badr [Battle of Badr] is the first battle fought between Islam and Kufr, in the month of Ramadan. Its details are present in the Holy Quran, Hadees and the books of Seerah [biography] and history. In this Ghazwah, the Muslim warriors showed great courage and bravery despite being less in number and lacking the war essentials. One of the many important events which took place in this Ghazwah is the Khutbah [sermon] delivered by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم before the war. There are precious Madani pearls in this historic Khutbah for us as well.

Khutbah of Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in Ghazwah Badr

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم stated: I give you persuasion of the same thing of which Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has commanded, and forbid [you] those acts which Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has forbidden. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ enjoins rightness, likes truth and blesses the pious people for [showing] goodness with a high rank in His court; they get excellence and are remembered by the same rank. Today you are standing on one of the stages of Haq [truth]. At this stage, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will accept only that deed which is solely for His pleasure. Patience in the time of trouble is indeed such thing due to which Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ removes grief and sorrow and through this very act, you will attain salvation in the Hereafter. The Nabi of Allah is present amongst you who warns you against some things and enjoins [you] to do some things. Do have Haya today lest Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sees you doing a deed which makes Him displeased, because He عَزَّوَجَلَّ has stated: ‘Allah’s displeasure with you is greater than your own disgust with yourselves’. (Part 24, Surah Al-Mu`min, Ayah 10) See those things which He عَزَّوَجَلَّ has ordered in His Book. Ponder over His signs that after disgrace, He has blessed you with honour. Hold fast to His Book, He عَزَّوَجَلَّ will become pleased with you. Test [this fact] on this occasion; you will become deserving of His mercy and forgiveness which He has promised you. Certainly, His promise is Haq [definite], His saying is true and His torment is severe. You and I seek help from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ Who is Hayy [حَیّ] and Qayyoom [قَیُّوم]. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ is the One Who helps us and we have held to His mercy; He is the One Who we trust and we have to return to Him. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ forgive us and all the Muslims. (Subul-ul-Huda war-Rishaad, vol. 4, pp. 34)

Madani pearls of “Khutbah of Rasool”

The battle was going to begin and the bloodthirsty enemy was present at the front but the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم invited his devotees even at that time to fulfil the rights of obedience to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and earn His عَزَّوَجَلَّ pleasure. Certainly, such steadfastness and great courage are the distinctive and glorious qualities of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. The following Madani pearls gained from this blessed Khutbah are a source of guidance for us which guarantee success in every trial:

٭ To obey Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ in every condition.

٭ To be inclined to righteousness.

٭ To perform every righteous deed only for the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

٭ To show patience even in the life-threatening situations.

٭ To not commit any such act in times of trouble which displeases our Rab عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

٭ To remember the promises by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

٭ To completely trust Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

The most important Madani pearl: To turn to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ in all the troubles and difficulties, and seek help from Him. It is because after delivering this Khutbah, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم went to the shelter made for him and made Du’a in the following way:

Du’a of Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the battlefield

‘Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! If You give death to this group, Your worship will not be carried out on earth. Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! [Please] fulfil the promise You have made to me. Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! I seek Your help.’

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم kept making Du’a in such engrossment that his blessed chador fell from the shoulders. ‘Aashiq-e-Akbar, Sayyiduna Siddeeq-e-Akbar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ anxiously came forward, placed the blessed chador on the shoulders properly and humbly said, ‘Ya Rasoolallah صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! Please stop. Certainly, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will fulfil the promise He has made to you.’ The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم drowsed soon after it. When he woke up, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘O Abu Bakr! Receive the good news that the help from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has arrived. He is Jibra`eel who is going while wearing yellow ‘Imamah [Islamic turban] and holding the horse’s reins.’ (Subul-ul-Huda war-Rishaad, vol. 4, pp. 37)

Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Bless us also with the qualities of piety, patience, Haya, Tawakkul [absolute trust], and Your fear, possessed by the people of Badr.

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن   صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم



[1] Those battles in which the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم himself participated.

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