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
- 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
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