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Day of Decision The Battle of Badr

Day of Decision The Battle of Badr

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Definitive account of the Battle of Badr, complete with colour photographs, maps and diagrams.
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About The Book

In the Quran it is called Yawm al-Furqan, ‘The Day of Decision’. In Ramadan, in the year 2 AH, two armies met at Badr, a remote spot in the Arabian desert. A small but well-equipped army of about one thousand pagans was defeated by just 313 Muslims, ill-equipped but divinely aided and spiritually unconquerable.

To outsiders, this would have seemed no more than a minor skirmish between desert tribesmen. Neither the combatants, nor the location, nor the outcome had the least importance in the eyes of the wider world, where in those days the two major powers were the Persian and Byzantine empires.

And yet Muslims consider Badr the most momentous battle in history. Had the leading Muslims not survived, there would have been little prospect of Islam, the last true religion, surviving. The world’s history would have been unimaginably different.

Contents:

1. The First Raids

2. Changing of the Qibla

3. The Caravan

4. ‘Atika’s Dream

5. Quraysh Respond

6. The Pagan Army’ s Northward March

7. The Muslims Side

8. From Madina to Badr

9. The Eve of the Battle

10. Daybreak

11. The Pagan Side

12. The Battle

13. The Rout

14. Twilight of the Battle

15. In the Valley of al-Uthayl

16. The Way Home

17. Makka After the Defeat

18. Fate of the Captives

19. Consequences of the victory

About The Author

Dr. Mostafa Badawi was born in Cairo in 1948. He graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1971 and thereafter completed his postgraduate training in the United Kingdom in 1985. He has been practicing as a consultant psychiatrist since then. Dr. al-Badawi has authored several books in English, including Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, The Prophetic Invocations, and Sufi Sage of Arabia: Biography of Imam al-Haddad.

He is a distinguished authority on the history and teachings of the Ba 'Alawi Sayyids. He studied under many shaykhs, foremost among whom is the late Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad.

Dr. Badawi is one of the leading contemporary translators of Islamic books from Arabic to English and has authored several books in Arabic. In addition, he has translated from the original Arabic into English several of Imam Abdallah ibn Alawi al-Haddad's works, including The Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Gifts for the Seeker, Wisdom and Knowledge, Good Manners, and Mutual Reminding. He also translated into English Habib Ahmad al-Haddad's Key to the Garden as well as Shaykh Abd al-Khaliq ash-Shabrawi's Degrees of the Soul.

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EAN 13 / ISBN 9781909460379
Author Mostafa al-Badawi
Publisher Visions of Reality Books
Pages 178
Manufacturer Visions of Reality Books
Year Published 2021
Weight 1.9 lb
Width 8.5 in
Height 12 in
Depth 0.7 in

EAN 13 / ISBN 9781909460379
Author Mostafa al-Badawi
Publisher Visions of Reality Books
Pages 178
Manufacturer Visions of Reality Books
Year Published 2021
Weight 1.9 lb
Width 8.5 in
Height 12 in
Depth 0.7 in

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