By Aiman Ali
The first battle between the believers of truth (Islam) and the forces of evil was fought on the 17th of Ramadan in 13 March, 624 A.D (the second year of the Hijra) . The battle was fought on the battle field of Badar over 60 miles from Madinah towards Makkah.
This exemplary battle enlightens the glorious example of Muslim’s dynamic courage and strong faith in Almighty Allah and His Prophet, as one side stood a small group of 313 men of whom merely 60 wore armour facing a experienced army of one thousand warriors well armed and equipped.
But one thing that Kuffaars lacked and Muslims were bestowed with was faith in victory and confidence in their Holy Prophet (SAW) who was leading the Muslim army. The Muslims believed that truth must prevail and falsehood must be destroyed.
And so with their pure hearts and boundless courage they fought against enemies, although in so hard circumstances they made it to victory by the divine help of Allah by sending His angels on earth to help Muslims and destroy the evil. Thus it was this very Faith which brought about the Miracle and Truth did triumph.
Remembering this day, we must revive the faith and bravery that we Muslims lack in today’s era. This is the reason why Muslims are becoming victims everywhere in the world. Whether its Libya, Syria, Egypt , Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine everywhere Muslims are suffering, crippled and anguished.
Why? Because the integrity and strength which was the ultimate symbol of Islam and Muslims is now nowhere. We are no more a Muslim nation but fragmented groups scattered in different states of the world fighting for our own interest and selfish means. Allah never helps such cowards, He only helps those who helps themselves.
Wake up Muslims. Remember the courage and dignity we had in the past.