The moral of the Muslim warriors

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بِسْــــــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِارَّحْمَنِ ارَّحِيم

Battle between Heraclius' army and Persians under Khosrau II. Fresco by Piero della Francesca

An excerpt from Stories of Great Muslims by Kh. A. Haye.

Before the historic Battle of Yarmuk (636)in Syria, Heraclius, the Byzantine Emperor, had summoned some of the fugitives to a conference and asked them the reason for the lightning victories of the comparatively smaller and ill-equipped Muslim armies against the larger and well-equipped non Muslim hosts. And old man of ripe experience frankly replied:  
'The moral of the Muslim warriors are superior to those of our people. They pray at night and fast during the day. They meet one another on terms of equality. We drink wine, indulge in dissolute living, and oppress the weak. The result is that they fight with resolution whereas we go to the field of battle as if by compulsion. The outcome is clear.

"Sifat kita bukanlah harus berilmu pengetahuan tetapi takut, atau berkeberanian tetapi jahil."
[Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas]


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