Allah Almighty states in the Holy Quran:

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللہَ وَکُوۡنُوۡا مَعَ الصّٰدِقِیۡنَ ﴿۱۱۹﴾

  ‘O believers! fear Allah and be with the truthful.

(Al-Taubah 9, Verse 119)


وَعَنْ أبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ – رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ، قَالَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «غَزَا نبيٌّ مِنَ الأنْبِياءِ – صَلَوَاتُ اللهِ وَسَلاَمُهُ عَلَيْهمْ – فَقَالَ لِقَومهِ: لا يَتْبَعَنِّي رَجُلٌ مَلَكَ بُضْعَ  امْرَأةٍ وَهُوَ يُريدُ أَنْ يَبْنِي بِهَا وَلَمَّا يَبْنِ بِهَا، وَلا أحَدٌ بَنَى بُيُوتًا لَمْ يَرْفَعْ سُقُوفَهَا، وَلا أحَدٌ اشْتَرَى غَنَمًا أَوْ خَلِفَاتٍ وَهُوَ يَنْتَظِرُ أَوْلادَها. فَغَزا فَدَنَا مِنَ القَرْيَةِ صَلاةَ العَصْرِ أَوْ قَريبًا مِنْ ذلِكَ، فَقَالَ لِلشَّمْسِ: إِنَّكِ مَأمُورَةٌ وَأنَا مَأمُورٌ، اللَّهُمَّ احْبِسْهَا عَلَيْنَا، فَحُبِسَتْ  حَتَّى فَتَحَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ، فَجَمَعَ الغَنَائِمَ فَجَاءتْ – يعني النَّارَ – لِتَأكُلَهَا  فَلَمْ تَطعَمْها، فَقَالَ: إنَّ فِيكُمْ غُلُولًا ، فَلْيُبايعْنِي مِنْ كُلِّ قَبِيلَةٍ رَجُلٌ، فَلَزِقَتْ يَدَ رَجُلٍ بِيَدِهِ فَقَالَ: فِيكُمُ الغُلُولُ فَلتُبَايِعْنِي قَبِيلتَكَ، فَلَزقَت يَدُ رَجُلَين أو ثَلاَثة بيده، فقال: فيكم الغُلُولَ، فَجَاؤُوا بِرَأْس مثلِ رَأسِ بَقَرَةٍ مِنَ الذَّهَبِ، فَوَضَعَهَا فَجَاءَت النَّارُ فَأكَلَتْها. فَلَمْ تَحلَّ الغَنَائِمُ لأحَدٍ قَبْلَنَا، ثُمَّ أحَلَّ الله لَنَا الغَنَائِمَ لَمَّا رَأَى ضَعْفَنا وَعَجْزَنَا فَأحَلَّهَا لَنَا».

 مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيهِ.

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah – may Allah be pleased with him – reported: The Messenger of Allah – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – said, “One of the earlier Prophets who was out on an expedition proclaimed amongst his people that, no man should follow him who had married a woman with whom he wished to cohabit but had not yet done so, or who had built houses on which he had not yet put the roofs, or who had bought sheep or pregnant she-camels and was expecting them to produce young. He then went on the expedition and approached the town at the time of the ‘Asr prayer or little before it.  He then told the sun that both it and he were under Allah’s command and prayed to Allah to hold it back for them, so it was held back till Allah gave him victory.  He collected the spoils and fire came to devour these but did not.  He said that among the people there was a man who stole from the bounty.  He told them that a man from every tribe must swear allegiance to him, and when a man’s hand stuck to his, he said: “There is thief among you and every individual of your tribe must swear allegiance to me”. (In course of swearing of allegiance,) hands of two or three persons stuck to his hand.  He said: “The thief is among you”.  They brought him a head of gold like a cow’s head and when he laid it down, the fire came and devoured the spoils.  Spoils were not allowed to anyone before us, then Allah allowed spoils to us as He saw our weakness and incapacity and allowed them to us”.

(Bukhari, Muslim)


Allamah Badruddin ‘Aini – may Allah be pleased with him – comments on this Hadeeth in his ‘Umdat al-Qari:as follows:

The Prophet who has been mentioned here was Sayyiduna Yoosha’ ibn Noon – peace be upon him.  Allah Almighty had appointed him as a Prophet forty years after Sayyiduna Moosa – peace be upon him – had passed away.  He proclaimed among Bani Israel that he is the Prophet of Allah and Allah Almighty had commanded him to fight against the Jabbaris.  Bani Israel believed him and pledge allegiance on his hand.   He then traveled with Bani Israel to a town called Uraiha.  They also had a chest of Mithaaq.  They sieged the town for six months and were successful in demolishing its boundary walls in the seventh month.  As they entered the town, they began to fight with the Jabbaris.  It was a Friday.  The fight lasted the whole day and was not yet finished.  It was almost sunset and the next day would begin (Jihad on Saturdays was not permissible in their Shariah [Mirqaat of Mulla Ali Qari Vol. 7, p. 660]).

Hence, Sayyiduna Yoosha’ – peace be upon him – feared lest his nation be exhausted.  He prayed to Allah Almighty, “Oh Allah, turn the course of the sun.”  He then said to the sun, “You are under Allah’s Command and so am I.” 

Allah Almighty then froze the movement of the sun for them and they were victorious before the sunset.

(‘Umdat al-Qaari under Hadeeth No. 3124)

Great Miracle of RasoolAllah:

وَأَمَّا سُلَيْمَانُ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى رَدَّ لَهُ الشَّمْسَ مَرَّةً، وَفَعَلَ ذَلِكَ أَيْضًا لِلرَّسُولِ حِينَ نَامَ وَرَأْسُهُ فِي حِجْرِ عَلِيٍّ فَانْتَبَهَ وَقَدْ غَرَبَتِ الشَّمْسُ، فَرَدَّهَا حَتَّى صَلَّى، وَرَدَّهَا مَرَّةً أُخْرَى لِعَلِيٍّ فَصَلَّى الْعَصْرَ فِي وَقْتِهِ

Allah Almighty had returned the sun for Sayyiduna Sulaiman – peace be upon him – once but did the same for the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – once when he fell asleep with his head in the lap of Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him.  When he awoke, he noticed that the sun had set, then returned, and prayed Salah.  He returned it for the second time for Sayyiduna ‘Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – and he prayed his ‘Asr in its time.

(Tafseer Kabeer)

Disgrace of Betrayal on the Day of Judgment:

The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated:

On the Day of Judgment, there will be a white flag pointing out every person who betrayed.

(Kanzul ‘Ummal Hadeeth No. 7686)

A Believer Does Not Betray:

The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated:

A believer is capable of doing a lot of things, but not betrayal.

(Jame’ al-Ahadeeth Hadeeth No. 28585)


  • Betrayal is a disgraceful trait in a man.
  • Alhamdulillah, the true Muslims are endorsed by RasoolAllah – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – as those who do not betray.  This is the Barakah of Ummat-e-Muhammadiyah.
  • Allah Almighty only allowed spoils for this Ummah while it was not allowed for the former nations.