The Polytheists' Army Marching towards Madienah
the makkan army, on the other hand, continued the march along the usual western road. on reaching al-abwâ’, hind bint ‘utbah, abu sufyan’s wife, suggested that they dig up the grave of the prophet [pbuh]’s mother, but the leaders of the army refused to do so for fear of the consequent results. the army then followed wadi al-‘aqeeq and turned right to encamp themselves at a place called ‘ainain near uhud mountain. that was on friday, 6th shawwal, 3 a.h.