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Resonse to Mohammed Sarhan: you are wrong

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in response to reader comment: We should help the oppressed and stop helping the oppressors

Submitted by Abdullah A. (United States), Jul 28, 2005 at 12:18

Dear Mohammed Sarhan: You got it all wrong bro. You wrote that 100 muslims with horses and swords can defeat 500 non muslims with horses and swords. But muslim hadiths , history and quran say a different story.

Badr War :
300+ young and strong muslims in the leadership of Mohammed out to attack and rob Meccan caravan led by Abu Sufian ran into 1000 out of shape Meccan merchants ( with hang overs from a drinking party the previous night) who came to protect their goods.

Quran says in Surah 8:

8:7 And when Allah promised you one of the two bands (of the meccans) that it should be yours, and ye longed that other than the armed one (the unarmed caravan with the goodies) might be yours And Allah willed ( otherwise) that He should cause the Truth to triumph by His words, and cut the root of the disbelievers ( so Allah made you face the armed meccans ones instead);

As fight began, apparently the merchants were kicking the behind of the muslims, then Mohammed asked for Allah's help and Allah immediately dispatched 1000 armed angels.

8:9 When ye sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank.
It seems that the 1000 angels could not do the job so Mohammed asked for more and Allah had to dispatch another 2000 which finally gave the muslim victory. Allah reminds of this as follows:

3:123 Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were contemptible. So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be thankful.
3:124 When thou didst say unto the believers: Is it not sufficient for you that your Lord should support you with three thousand angels sent down (to your help) ?

Following aya confirms that it was not the muslim bravery but it was angels who did the job.

.8:17 Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them.
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