Battle of Badr || Muslims: 300 soldiers, 2 horses. Stronghold of Quraish: 900 soldiers, 100 horses. The Muslims were against all odds, but the Prophet (PBUH) inspired great faith in the warriors of Allah, and before the battle said:
"Go forward full of faith, for Allah has promised either the caravan, or victory on the battlefield".
"اذهبوا و انتم عامرون بالإيمان فإن الله وعدنا إما القافلة وإما النصر في ميدان المعركة"
On that 17th day of Ramadan, while the Muslims were fasting and battling in the scorching heat of the Arabian Desert, they triumphed in one of the greatest battles this Ummah has ever face. During battle, Angel Jibreel (AS) approached Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and asked him to take a handful of dust, and to throw it at the enemies. The Prophet (SAW) then threw the dust saying, "Confusion seize their faces!" Afterward, a miraculous sandstorm blinded the eyes of the pagans, distracting them with confusion and bewilderment. Allah reiterates this in His Book:
You did not kill them; it was God who killed them; and when you [Oh Prophet] threw [sand] at them it was not you, but God who threw it so that He might confer on the believers a great favour from Himself. Surely, God is all hearing, all-knowing. [8:17]
فلم تقتلوهم ولكن اللـه قتلهم ۚ وما رميت إذ رميت ولكن اللـه رمى ۚ وليبلي المؤمنين منه بلاء حسنا ۚ إن اللـه سميع عليم
The Sahaba who were battling alongside the Prophet (SAW) that day had noted to him (PBUH) that they had seen the heads of the enemies fly off without human assailment. Ibn 'Abbas said: While on that day a Muslim was chasing a disbeliever who was going ahead of him, he heard over him' the swishing of the whip and the voice of the rider saying: Go ahead, Haizi'm! He glanced at the polytheist who had (now) fallen down on his back. When he looked at him (carefully he found that) there was a scar on his nose and his face was torn as if it had been lashed with a whip, and had turned green with its poison. An Ansari came to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and related this event to him. He said: You have told the truth. This was the help from the third heaven (the Angels). Sahih Muslim
قال أبو زميل فحدثني ابن عباس قال بينما رجل من المسلمين يومئذ يشتد في أثر رجل من المشركين أمامه إذ سمع ضربة بالسوط فوقه وصوت الفارس يقول أقدم حيزوم. فنظر إلى المشرك أمامه فخر مستلقيا فنظر إليه فإذا هو قد خطم أنفه وشق وجهه كضربة السوط فاخضر ذلك أجمع. فجاء الأنصاري فحدث بذلك رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال صدقت ذلك من مدد السماء الثالثة
Allah confirms these divine interventions in the Quran: And Allah did certainly assist you at Badr when you were weak; be careful of (your duty to) Allah then, that you may give thanks. When you said to the believers: Does it not suffice you that your Lord should assist you with three thousand of the angels sent down? Yea! But if you are patient in adversity and conscious of Him, and the enemy should fall upon you of a sudden, your Sustainer will aid you with five thousand angels swooping down! [3:125]
بلى ۚ إن تصبروا وتتقوا ويأتوكم من فورهم هذا يمددكم ربكم بخمسة آلاف من الملائكة مسومين
Ramadan has been the month of victories for Islam since day one. Let us turn back to Book of Allah, the Qur’an, and fully appreciate the laws of civilization He has ordained upon us. We must wake up to Allah’s eternal justice, and realize that His word has been evaded and undermined as a result of our worldly desires.
May Allah guide us on the Quran & Sunnah, aid us in understanding their provisions thoroughly, and may He grant us an opportunity to implement their blessings, and to avoid their prohibitions. I ask Allah to enlighten us with wisdom, and to fill our hearts with submission. May Allah unite our ranks and enable us to reconcile our differences. Ya Allah, Your victory for the those who have given Your Book precedence over all.