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PROPHET MUHAMMAD FIGHT BACK AGAINST NON-MUSLIMS DESPITE HIS NUMBER A FEW

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Submitted by Mohamad Nozzi (Singapore), Apr 30, 2009 at 23:26

Prophet Muhammad did not fight against the pagans in the first three years due to the pagans did not start their fightings with him. Not only that, he kept on preaching the message of Allah to the pagans so as they could repent.

Some might comment that Prophet Muhammad did not start his fighting due to his followers were comparatively lower than the opponents. However, I have to point out below that Prophet Muhammad fought back even though his followers were comparately lower than his opponents when the Meccans began their fightings with them:

The following are the extracts from Rodinson (2002), p.164 as well as, Watt, The Cambridge History of Islam, p. 45:

In March of 624, the Muslims set an ambursh for Meccan at Badr. Aware of the plan, the Meccan caravan eluded the Muslims. Meanwhile, a force from Mecca was sent to protect the caravan, continuing forward to confront the Muslims upon hearing that the caravan was safe. The Battle of Badr began in March 624. Though outnumbered more than three to one, the Muslims won the battle, killing at least forty five Mecans with only fourteen Muslims dead. They also succeeded in killing many Meccan leaders, including Abu Jahl.

From the above statement, it is obvious that muslims could win the battle with non-pagans even if the number of his opponents might be greater than them. Remember it is mentioned above that at least forty-five Meccans with only fourteen muslims dead. Such a great victory. Despite the number of opponents were great, he could win the battle even though his followers that fought with him was comparatively lower. He was not coward to fight or else he would escape the fighting realising that his opponents were in large number as compared to his followers.

Bear in mind! Prophet Muhammad did not start fighting with the pagans during the first three years. He fought against the Meccan due to they were those that start to fight with them.

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