Food for Thought

An Excerpt from ‘The Sealed Nectar’ mentioning the battle of Uhad. It has some lesson for us all!

In reference to the duel that took place before battle it states:

Then it was Shuraih bin Qariz who was killed by Quzman — he was a hypocrite who fought for prestige only, not in defence of Islam. Abu Zaid ‘Amr bin ‘Abd Munaf Al-‘Abdari lifted the standard up but he was killed by Quzman too. A son of Sharhabeel bin Hashim Al-‘Abdari hoisted it again and was also killed by Quzman…..

When mentioning the martyrs of battle the book states:

Qazman, who was found among the wounded, fought heroically, and killed seven or eight idolaters. He was weakened by the wounds he had sustained, they carried him to the habitation of Bani Zufr. The Muslims gave him glad tidings of the Paradise. But he said: “By Allâh I have fought out of a zeal to my people. Had it not been for that I would have never fought.” When his wounds worsened he committed suicide. The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) had already said whenever he was mentioned to him: “He is an inhabitant of Fire.” This is the end of those who fight for a national cause or in a way other than that of raising up the Word of Allâh, though they fought under the banner of Islam or even in the army of the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) or of his Companions.

The last four lines by the author are noteworthy! Something we don’t pay attention to…Qazman was a hypocrite who fought only for the sake of his tribe, he fought courageously in the front line alongside the best of people, killed seven or eight of the disbelievers and yet Rasusullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that ‘he was in fire’! Reason? Fighting for something other than the religion of Allaah! A Tribal/National cause…! Allahumma A’azana min Zalik!