The Polytheists' were Defeated

Article translated to : العربية

war activities went on and on fierecly with the muslims in full command of the whole military developments until the idolaters finally staggered and retreated, leaving all motives of alleged pride, and affected dignity in oblivion, and their standard trodden by the feet of the fighters with none ever courageous enough to approach it. it seemed as if the three thousand idolaters had been fighting thirty thousand muslims and not merely several hundreds.

ibn ishaq said: "then allâh sent down his help unto the muslims and verified his promise to them. they chased the idolaters and evacuated them from their camp. no doubt it was a certain defeat." in a version by ‘abdullah bin az-zubair that his father had said: "by allâh, i was watching the servants of hind bint ‘utbah and her women friends fleeing with their garments gathered up. no one was there to prevent us from capturing them."[ibn hisham 2/77]

in another version by al-barâ’ bin ‘azib — mentioned in sahih al-bukhâri — he said: "when we fought them, they fled, and their women could be seen fleeing in the mountains with their anklets and legs revealed."[sahih al-bukhari 2/579] the muslims pursued the enemies putting them to sword and collecting the spoils.

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