“We Will Not Say To You As The Jews Said To Moses”


When the Prophet (saw) arrived on the battlefield of Badr, he consulted his Companions. Abu Bakr spoke first, then ‘Umar, and then Al-Miqdaad Ibn ‘Amr spoke. Al-Miqdaad said:

“O Messenger of Allaah (saw) go ahead and do whatever you feel is best. We will not say to you as the Israelites said to Moses: “Go with your Lord and fight the enemy while we stay behind!” What we will say is: “Go with your Lord and fight the enemy and we will fight alongside you.” By Him who has sent you with the message of truth, if you ask us to march with you to Bark Al-Ghimaad (a remote place in Yemen), we will fight with you anyone who stands in your way until you have go there.”

The Prophet (saw) thanked him then prayed for him.

[Imtaa’ Al-Asmaa’, by Al-Maqreezee, p. 94]

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