Prepare for Battle and The Story of The Name of Allah in Arab History

Jan 6, 2010 by: zen non

2. Weather
3. Terrain

4. Superior Command Structure (foreknowledge, spy, deception, tactics and strategies)

5. Doctrine and Morality of the Army

My respect and graciousness to the Prophet Muhammad SAW as a general of war is far greater than a thankful peasant humbly bow to a king.

He walked the path of many great kings before him who had gone to war either to protect or to attack. Although he never learned from Sun Tzu, the great teacher of war; but yet he himself was a knowledgable warrior winning his fight that spanned for two decades past three years. He approached battles after battles with a single mission in mind. His mission was not to established himself, but to a greater cause of establishing a faith.

The faith is to Allah. Allah means The God. The God that Arab ancestors call upon. However, many years passed by and somewhere around 2nd AD the Arabs started to accept gods in forms that they could worship. Idols.
Amr bin Luhay from the tribe of Khuza'ah was a respected leader whose words were always taken as law in Mecca. Once he travelled to as-Sham (Syria, Palestine, Lubnan and Jordan) and he saw some idols. At that time, people in As-sham spoke Aramaic and were the descendants of the Nabateans race.

1He asked the people, "what are these?"

They replied, " These are intermediate between us and Allah. If we want rain, then we asked them. They will appeal on our behalf to Allah. When we want to ask for rain we ask them, they'll appeal for us. Whe we want children we will go to a different idol. In war there are idol. They'll appeal on our behalf to God and they perform things for us."

Amr said," Excellence. This is what we need. We need someone to appeal to our Lord to provide us with rain, to provide us with wealth, how about you hand me one of these idols so I can take it back home." Then they gave him a pretty big idol named Hubal which meant spirit in Aramaic.
Amr brought it back and put it next to Kaabah. (some says on top)He told his people "This will intercede on your behalf to Allah. Ask it whatever you want."

Thereafter, the Arabs in Mecca started adopting the believes of the pagans of the north and its spread like wildfire when pilgrims came from all around the Arabian peninsular. Hundreds of idols surrounded the Kaabah. The concept of idol in the Hijjaz of Arab continued to grow and soon it became business. Arabians began innovating. They made idols that were able to be displayed at home and smaller portable idols that were easy to carried around. Idols were easily accepted by the Arabs of Mecca maybe due to the influential status of Amr bin Luhay and also the wealth that they had brought along.

Polytheism that the Arabs started to adopt angered The God. First The God Allah with His mercy sent a man to remind His subjects, that He is the King of All Kings, the only deity worthy of worship. But the message was denied by most of them. Then Allah commanded His messenger to prepare for battle. For when the enemy strike, His believers could protect themselves.

The name of the messenger is none other than Muhammad ibnu Abdullah ibnu Abdul Mutalib ibnu Hashim, truly the true chosen one, the last prophet of Allah, the bearer of the holy words of the Quran. He carried the weight of the world when he was commanded to spread the message of submission to the one Allah to everyone else from his time until the end of time.
"Dig thaibah (the pure),"

"Dig the precious,"

"Dig Zamzam,


It will never fail or dry up,

It'll water the grand pilgrims,

It lies between the dung and the blood,

Near the nest of the crow with the white leg and the ant's nest."
– voices from 3 consecutive days of Abdul Mutallib dreams. 

1. Stories of the prophet\The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) (Makkan Period) By Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki mp3\CD3 - The Religious Situation Of Pre-Islamic Arabia

Apa ada dalam Kaabah?
Muhammad The Holy Prophet, Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar (Pakistan), p 18-19
Cerita Ustaz Harun Din masuk Kaabah
Belongings of Mohammad S.A.W مقتنيات الرسول (ص)ا

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