The Prophet's Supplication
"o allâh! should this group (of muslims) be defeated today, you will no longer be worshipped."
he continued to call out to his lord, stretching forth his hands and facing al-qiblah, until his cloak fell off his shoulders. then abu bakr came, picked up the cloak, and put it back on his shoulders and said: "o prophet of allâh, you have cried out enough to your lord. he will surely fulfill what he has promised you."
immediate was the response from allâh, who sent down angels from the heavens for the help and assistance of the prophet [pbuh] and his companions. the noble qur’ân observes:
"verily, i am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. i will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved." [al-qur'an 8:12]
allâh, the all-mighty, also inspired another message to his messenger, saying:
"i will help you with a thousand of the angels each behind the other (following one another) in succession." [al-qur'an 8:9]