The Effort of Quraishite Women at Waging the Zeal of Men
quraishi-women participated in the battle led by the wife of abu sufyan, hind bint ‘utbah. they wandered among the rows of the idolaters, tapped on tambourines, encouraged men to fight, inflamed the emotions of heroes, lancers, swordsmen and brave fighters. at one time they addressed the standard-bearers:
"o bani ‘abd ad-dar!
o home defenders,
strike with your sharp swords …"
and at another time they would wage people’s zeal by singing:
"if you fight (bravely), we will embrace
and unfold mats to welcome you.
but if you flee from the battlefield, we leave you,
desert you and no more love you."