The Life of Prophet Muhammad - by Sheikh Azhar Nasser

Preparing for the Battle of Uhud

February 23, 2022 Episode 43
Preparing for the Battle of Uhud
The Life of Prophet Muhammad - by Sheikh Azhar Nasser
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The Life of Prophet Muhammad - by Sheikh Azhar Nasser
Preparing for the Battle of Uhud
Feb 23, 2022 Episode 43

Both sides prepare for the Battle of Uhud soon after Imam Hasan's birth:
- The battle was instigated by the Meccan's desire for revenge, the insult they felt from Islam, and the economic strain they had landed under
- Abu Sufyan's attempts at raising an army
- Hind's support of the army
- Prophet Muhammad's investigation when an undercover Muslim informs him of Abu Sufyan's army
- How Prophet Muhammad held his war council and respected his follower's wishes

Practical lessons:
- Importance of consultative leadership
- Appreciating the wisdom of elders
- Youth tend to be overzealous
- Certain Islamic rulings only apply to the Prophet
- No shaming: Those who gave poor advice were not blamed even though going out to meet Quraysh was a sub-optimal option

Lecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=482.

Subscribe at http://www.why-quran.org/subscribe to watch the lectures live and participate in the Q&A at the end of each class.

Video recording of this lecture + Q&A available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl87UnuBTw4&list=PLpkB0iwLgfTat-Pgh4W3WFmupPamiC9UT.

Show Notes

Both sides prepare for the Battle of Uhud soon after Imam Hasan's birth:
- The battle was instigated by the Meccan's desire for revenge, the insult they felt from Islam, and the economic strain they had landed under
- Abu Sufyan's attempts at raising an army
- Hind's support of the army
- Prophet Muhammad's investigation when an undercover Muslim informs him of Abu Sufyan's army
- How Prophet Muhammad held his war council and respected his follower's wishes

Practical lessons:
- Importance of consultative leadership
- Appreciating the wisdom of elders
- Youth tend to be overzealous
- Certain Islamic rulings only apply to the Prophet
- No shaming: Those who gave poor advice were not blamed even though going out to meet Quraysh was a sub-optimal option

Lecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=482.

Subscribe at http://www.why-quran.org/subscribe to watch the lectures live and participate in the Q&A at the end of each class.

Video recording of this lecture + Q&A available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl87UnuBTw4&list=PLpkB0iwLgfTat-Pgh4W3WFmupPamiC9UT.