The Battle of Awtas

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What is the battle of awtas? What happened in the battle of awtas?

In the Battle of Awtas, where the Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- was not present owing to his march on Taif, Abu Amir  -Allah be well-pleased with him-, the commander of the Muslim forces, was martyred. In turn, the enemy commander was also slain.

Inflicted with a fatal wound and having lost all hope of survival, Abu Amir -Allah be well-pleased with him- turned to his nephew Abu Musa -Allah be well-pleased with him- and told him to, “Send my greetings to the Messenger of Allah and ask him to pray for my forgiveness!”

Assuming leadership after the loss of his uncle, Abu Musa -Allah be well-pleased with him- prevented the Muslim forces for scattering. A perfect line of attack soon enabled to him rout the enemy and wave the flag of Islam victoriously at Awtas. Upon his return next to the Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace-, he informed him of his uncle’s will. The Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- thereupon asked for some water to take wudu, after which he lifted his hands aloft and prayed, “O my Lord! Forgive your servant Abu Amir! On the Day of Judgment, raise him to a rank higher than most of those whom You have created!” (Bukhari, Maghazi, 55)

Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş, The Prophet Muhammed Mustafa the Elect II, Erkam Publications

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