God strengthens with His succor whom He will
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 13 of 200, Section – 2 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
There was a token for you in two hosts which met. One army fighting in the Way of Allah, and another disbelieving, whom they saw as twice their number, clearly, with their very eyes. And thus Allah strengtheneth with His succour whom He will. Lo! herein verily is a lesson for those who have eyes.
Qad kaana lakum ’Aayatun- fii fi- ‘ataynil-taqataa. Fi- ‘atun-tuqaatilu fii Sabii-LIllaahi wa ‘ukhraa kaafiratuny-yaraw-nahum-mis-layhim ra’-yal- ‘ayn. WAllaahu yu- ‘ayyidu bi-nasriHii many-ya- shaaa’. ‘Inna fii zaalika la- ‘ib-ratal-li ‘ulil- ‘absaar.
Allah Almighty has indicated towards a event for the people, who learn a lesson from happenings. This event is notorious with the name of “The Battle of Badr”. A war took place between the Muslim Army and the Idolaters’ Army of Makkah at this occasion. Succor of Allah Almighty reached Muslims, and True and False (Haqq o Baatil) were separated.
Strength of Infidels’ manpower was nearly one thousand in the Battle of Badr. They had seven hundred camels and one hundred horses. Their warriors were much experienced and skilled in fighting. On the other hand, the Muslim warriors were three hundred and thirteen only. They had only seventy camels, two horses, six chain armors and eight swords. Both Armies observed that their opposite were double from them, clearly, with their very eyes. The fear of abundance in number of the Muslims prevailed over the hearts of Infidels and they were terrified.
On the other side, the Muslims drew more attention unto Allah Almighty due to looking the Army of the Infidels twice in numbers from them. They were hopeful of victory and support with firmness and stability, placing their trust in the promise of Allah Almighty. If the number of Infidels’ Army did appear in full before Muslims, which were thrice in numbers from them, then it was possible that the fear had to overshadow upon them. However, it is an admonitory event for the discreet people for rendering about a group’s victory, which was small and without means, over such strong group like Infidels, which was threefold more in numbers from them. On that day; the prediction was completed which was told to the Muslims many years ago in Makkah.
We have learnt from this lesson that real thing is patience and trust in Allah Almighty, not abundance of weapons, equipment and manpower. We should have faith in Allah Almighty in all difficulties and pray before Him for support, because entire success and victories are in His Hand.
It is not only one event in the Islamic History like this, which has been described in this verse i.e. the Battle of Badr. But whenever the truth loving have come out with this passion and fervor in the field to sacrifice, the victory from Allah Almighty has remained with them in the similar circumstances.