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In the Battle of Badr, there were also those prisoners who could be considered as war criminals and therefore, they had to die.

 

During their journey from Madina Shareef, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – made it clear that Nadr bin Haarith should be killed. This was someone who carried the flag of the Mushriks. He was always at the forefront of abusing the Muslims and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He was beheaded by Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him.

 

We cannot also forget that cursed person who certainly troubled Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – while he was in Mecca Shareef. The person’s name was Uqbah bin Abi Muheet. He led the opposition against Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He was extremely evil. It is mentioned that once while Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was performing the Salaah in front of the Ka’ba, this despicable approached Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and placed a large portion of a camels intestine on the blessed back of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. This was done when Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – went into Sajdah.

 

When Sayyidah Fatimah – may Allah be pleased with her – heard about this, she rushed forward and removed this from the blessed back of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. She also scolded these people for this terrible act.

 

Once, this same idiot placed a shawl around the blessed neck of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and wanted to strangle him when Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr – may Allah be pleased with him – suddenly appeared. He pushed the idiot away from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. This was also one of those war criminals that had to die.

 

When this person heard this Prophetic command, he asked who would take care of his children and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – replied that the fire would take care of them. He was killed by either Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – or Hadrat Sayyiduna Aasim bin Thabit – may Allah be pleased with him.

 

There is no doubt that these two idiots deserved to die because not only were they prisoners of war but also war criminals. They were not people who would accept Islam and hence, whatever they received, they were entitled for it. (Al Bidaayah)

 

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