Thursday 25th December, 2008

Today we visited the site of the Battle of Badr which is two and a half hours away from Madina by bus. One can only imagine what it would have been like in the days of the Rasul (uwbp). The terrain, like all I have seen of Arabia so far, is rough, rugged and foreboding.

Badr rugged terrain
Visiting Badr graphically demonstrated the Rasul’s military acumen. It shows his superior intelligence e.g. his espionage capability—to know where his enemies were stationed. After all, Badr is quite a distance away from Madina.  On our return from Badr, I returned to my reading of the Quran.