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We have around 10/15 reports about the prophet PBUH at Uhud - the issue comes wi

th peicing together the events. Every original source has its own formation - we
all have bits of the puzzle but how one puts them together varies.
We know the prophet PBUH was surrounded by 9 people. The assumption is this is t
he very beginning - when the sahabah are dispersed around the battlefield, the g
roup with the prophet PBUH was only nine people. Along them were Sa'ad ibn Abi W
aqqas and Talha ibn Ubaydillah - the rest were ansar. So two muhajiroon and seve
n ansar. Abu Bukr RA and Umar RA are all dispersed elsewhere. The assumption is
the war has finished and the muslims has won so the prophet PBUH is only with a
very small band. And the prophet PBUH shouted out - this group of nine understoo
d they need to flee. Indeed nine cannot face 100 against Khalid ibn Waleed. The
only advantage they have is that of distance - thus they decide to flee into the
mountains, find shelter and hide. We can also assume amongst the ansar were tho
se who know the mountains at the back of their hand whereas the Quraysh didn't h
ave a clue. So the ansar most likely knew exactly where to go to hide in secrecy
. The Quraysh just saw a massive mountain and had no idea where the muslims woul
d be.
As we know the prophet PBUH sought refuge is a small narrow opening into the mou
ntain - it's not even a cave. It's just a crevace inside. Perhaps only one or tw
o people can physically be in at the same time. It appears someone in the group
knew where to go. As they were heading there, the contingent of the Quraysh came
close and the prophet PBUH asked "who will take on these people? He shall be my
companion in Jannah." Talha immediately offered but the prophet PBUH told him t
o stay with him; an Ansar then offered and the prophet PBUH let him go. Why did
he keep Talha? Because Talha was the best of them and so he wanted to keep him f
or as long as possible. So one of the Ansar went and he died a shaheed fending o
ff the coming army.
So we have nine sahabah and they are taking retreat in the mountain. And so one
interpreation is that the prophet PBUH is sending one ansar each time to lure th
e Quraysh to another location - as a decoy. And this continued to happen until f
inally all seven of the ansar died as shaheed. Every single time Talha is saying
"I will go next". But the prophet PBUH kept saying no - until finally it was on
ly Talha, Sa'ad and the prophet PBUH. And in the entire seerah perhaps this is t
he most critical moment because, no doubt the people of Taif were nasty and mean
- but they didn't intend to kill him. They intended to humiliate him. Whereas h
ere is war. It's an open battle and there is no protection after Allah than Sa'a
d and Talha. There is nothing in the seerah as dangerous and critical as this po
int in the entire seerah. Even in the Hijrah it was just Suraka they faced. And
both Talha and Sa'ad were expert archers, and Talha was a great warrior aswell.
And the both of them began using their bows and arrows against the enemy coming
up. Thus we can assume by now the prophet PBUH reached the cave. And the both of
them began throwing volumes of allows to anyone searching. And there's a narrat
ion that somewhat proves this. It says the prophet PBUH would be looking outside
to see if anyone could see him. And Talha would say "may my mother and father b
e given in randsom for your oh messenger of Allah, do not look outside perhaps a
stray arrow will come and strike you. My chest instead of your chest - let me b
e guard in front of you". It shows us Talha, Sa'ad and the prophet PBUH are all
there - and it also shows Talha is insisting the prophet PBUH to stay in the cre
vace.
Sa'ad too threw volumes of arrows at the Quraysh. Its said the prophet PBUH kept
on gathering arrows up he found on the floor and gave them to Sa'ad to fire. An
d he said something to Sa'ad which Sa'ad was always proud off, and no other saha
bah had every had this phrase used for him. That was "may my mother and father b
e given in randsom to you, shoot oh Sa'ad shoot". This phrase was used by the sa
habah to address the prophet PBUH all the time - it's the highest phrase of resp
ect and honour you can give to someone. And indeed no one is worthy of sacrifici

ng your mother and father other than the prophet PBUH. It's not allowed for us t
o use this phrase for anyone. Also giving yourself up is easy - but giving your
parents up is a different story. So the phrase they used commonly was "fidaaka a
bi wa ummee". The prophet PBUH never said it to anyone in his whole life except
for Sa'ad in the battle of Uhud. And of course both Sa'ad and Talha are of the 1
0 elite promised in Paradise.
Another incident is reported - now when all seven of the ansar died, and Talha i
s the only one left armed and with a sword, Sa'ad only had his bows and arrows (
its assumed he was among the archers), one more person comes up the mountain and
so the prophet PBUH sends Talha to deal with him. And Talha fought him and kill
ed him, but in the battle some of Talha's fingers are chopped off. So he cries o
ut 'Hiss' meaning 'ouch'. And the prophet PBUH said "if you hand only said 'bism
illah' the angels would have lifted you up while the people are watching you" me
aning you had reached such a high level the angels would have raised your ranks
much more. And during this time, again we're piecing it togther, some of the sah
abah began finding out where the prophet PBUH was. One of them was an ansari cal
led Kataada ibn An Nouman Al Awsi. And he said "on Uhud the prophet PBUH gave me
a bow, and I used it so much its no longer flexible" - this was in the cave, an
d it shows us the prophet PBUH collected bows and arrows. Indeed he is the one g
iving bows to Sa'ad, and now he is giving to Kitaada. And Kitaada uses it so muc
h the bow loses its flexibility. So Kitaada is saying "when the arrows continued
to come, I decided to use my body to shield the prophet PBUH". Indeed an arrow
comes out of nowhere - its very dangerous to protect against. This is why the pr
ophet PBUH said "real strength is in arrows". Horses do not run into a field of
arrows. So Kitaada said he used his body to shield the prophet PBUH - and so he
monitored the arrows, and every time it came he blocked it. Kitaada then says "U
ntil I saw an arrow coming and I could only use my face to protect the prophet P
BUH - so I did so and the arrow hit my eye. When the prophet PBUH saw this, he b
egan to cry and said 'Oh Allah Kitaada has protected your prophet PBUH with his
face, and let his eye become the best eye and the most precise in eyesight'." Th
e prophet PBUH took the arrow out and Kitaada said the eye healed instantly and
became the most accurate out of his eyes.
During this chaos, the prophet PBUH was wounded. How many times and by whom? Som
e say once, twice and the most probably is at least three seperate times in thre
e seperate locations. For sure he was wounded. How many times and where? We must
peice it together. So one report mentions Utbah ibn Abi Waqqas who is fighting
with the Quraysh, the blood brother of Sa'ad, threw stones at the prophet PBUH w
hich hit him in the face and injured his lips. This seems to be one injury. Anot
her was from Utbah ibn Abi Waqqas again and this appears to be the most severe i
njury. He launched an arrow then entered into the armour of the prophet PBUH and
went straight through his cheek, and dislodged the insicor tooth. The problem h
ere came the arrow was stuck in his cheek. It went in between teh chink of the a
rmour and remained stuck. This was the worst wound. And there's one more wound,
which was a short distance wound with a sword. This one again we aren't sure whe
n it took place. So ibn Kamiya came with his horse and raised his sword to strik
e the face of the prophet PBUH. Its then said Talha protected the prophet PBUH w
ith his shield but it didn't deflect fully. It minimised the blow but nonetheles
s hit the helmet of the prophet PBUH. And it appears there two wounds to his fac
e: one by an arrow, the other was the sword blow, that the sword didn't hit him,
but the force of the sword caused his own armour to damage and go inside the ch
eek bone of the prophet PBUH. It was here when the prophet PBUH was bleeding fro
m his face.
Its reported in Muslim that the prophet PBUH continously wiped the blood from hi
s face and said "How can a nation be successful when they have injured their own
prophet?" He said "how can they except Allahs mercy when they injure their prop
het who calls them to Jannah". At this Allah revealed a verse in surah Imran tha
t demostrates the meaning of the khalma. The reality of tawheed. Allah says "You

have no matter/share in this issue. This is not yours to decide" It's a harsh,
blunt way to state it. The word "shay" is literally "nothing to do". So Allah sa
ys whether He forgives or punishes is no business of the prophet PBUH. The proph
et PBUH said "there's no way they can be forgiven" but Allah reprimanded this Allah says "you have no share in saying who will be punished - yes they have wro
nged you, but you cannot say they cannot be forgiven". And subhanAllah what does
this show us other than the reality of who is Allah and who is the slave. Even
the prophet PBUH does not control the affairs of anything. Allah says "your job
is to preach, my job is to judge". And if even the prophet PBUH is being told th
is, what about us? If people just understood this one incident they will be no s
hirk. There are many groups who believe the prophet PBUH will decide who goes to
heaven and hell. This is clearly wrong. It also shows the human nature of the p
rophet PBUH. He got angry and indeed he has every right. But its said when this
ayat came down the prophet PBUH made dua for those people "forgive my people as
they do not know". And indeed many of them were forgiven. Khalid ibn Waleed was
the best example.
Now wasn't Allah protecting the prophet PBUH? Clearly he was. In Bhukari Sa'ad n
arrates he saw the prophet PBUH being guarded by two people wearing the whitest
of white fighting a fierce battle. And he never saw them before or after Uhud. I
s it possible an arrow will miss the angels? Of course not. It means the injurie
s the prophet PBUH sustained were done for a wisdom. Allah intended it and there
was great wisdom for us. Had it not been for that wisdom he would not have live
d through the incident. He managed to live on but with some scars and wounds. Th
e point is this all happened with the kudr of Allah.
Another thing that happened was the death of Mus'ab ibn Omair. He had the same s
kin colour as the prophet PBUH, and its also said his facial complexion resemble
d the prophet PBUH. Further its said he was wearing a clock given to him by the
prophet PBUH. Thus putting this together, we understand that when Abdullah ibn K
amiya killed Mus'ab, he assumed he killed the prophet PBUH. And began screaming
at the top of his lungs "I have killed Muhammad". And the news spread like wildf
ire amongst the Quraysh and the muslims. We learn this news turned out to be hug
ely advantageous to the muslims. Why? Because when they heard this it was the nu
mber one incentive to pack up their bags and leave. At least 80% of the army is
gone already, 20% were left. So when this news spread, its said it hugely demora
lising for the sahabah. They did not know what to do - some of them just put the
ir sword down and say. In Bhukari its narrated that Anas ibn Nathar, the uncle o
f Anas ibn Malik, passed by a group of sahabah sitting down. He asked "why aren'
t you fighting the enemy is here?" They said "haven't you heard? The prophet PBU
H has been killed". Anas replied "even if the prophet PBUH has been killed, the
lord of the prophet PBUH has not been killed. And besides what will you do with
life? Let us go and die as he died". And so Anas went on with his sword, and he
met Sa'ad ibn Mu'ad and said to Sa'ad "Oh Sa'ad, verily I can smell the fragrent
of Jannah from behind the mountain". And he says "Oh Allah I ask your forgivene
ss for what we have done, and I disassociate from what they (Quraysh) had done".
Indeed the muslims didn't do right - they didn't listen to the prophet PBUH, th
ey chose war booty etc. And Anas fought so hard his entire body was disfigured.
They didn't recognise his body until his sister came and recognised the tips of
his fingers. Allah revealed for him in the Quran Ahzab verse 23 "there are those
have fulfilled what they promised to do in front of Allah".
So the rumour spread the prophet PBUH passed away, and still the sahabah are try
ing to find him. One of the first to recognise him was Ka'ab ibn Malik. And he r
ecognised him by his eyes, the peirceness and brightness of them. And he shouted
"Oh muslims rejoice for the prophet PBUH is alive". But the prophet PBUH told h
im to be queit. And Ka'ab was one of the first to rush and meet the prophet PBUH
in the crevace. And the prophet PBUH handed Ka'ab his own armour so the people
would not recognise him. And Ka'ab was left with no armour, and its said he had
20 wounds all because he had no armour. Now he was joined by Abu Bukr, Umar, Ali

, Zubair ibn Al Awwam etc. Zubair married Asma bint Abu Bukr, Zubairs father Aww
am married Saffiya the aunt of the prophet PBUH. Zubair is the special companion
of the prophet PBUH. He's related to the prophet PBUH in multiple ways. He is K
hadija's nephew; his mother is the prophet PBUHs aunt; and he is married to Asma
.
So when the sahabah rushed up to protect the prophet PBUH, Abu Bukr RA says he s
aw one man fighting and protecting the prophet PBUH. And he said he made dua it
is Talha and indeed it was. Further he said "While I was rushing up, another man
rushed passed me so fast - and we both got to the prophet PBUH and saw that two
arrows peirced his helmet". In other versions its one arrow and a chink of the
armour. Abu Ubayda begged Abu Bukr RA to be the one to take the arrow and armour
out. Two things are stuck in the face of the prophet PBUH. How are you going to
dislodge it? What does Abu Ubayda do? He bites onto the arrow with his teeth, a
nd gently pulls it out. And he bites so hard he loses one/two teeth in the proce
ss because he wants the pain to be on him and not the prophet PBUH. Then Abu Buk
r RA insists it's his turn for the other side. Abu Ubayda says no "I've done I w
ill do another". He does the same thing and he again breaks a teeth. Abu Ubayda
then remained without these teeth.
Ubay ibn Khalaf the filthy evil mushrik, who did so much vulgar taunting - the o
ne who had a long list of disgusting mannerisms. And Allah gave him a special di
shonour - he was the only pagan to be killed at the hands of the prophet PBUH. I
ts narrated he would mock the prophet PBUH like nobody else and tell him "I'm go
ing to kill you one day". They are both Qurayshi but he still said it. He said "
I have a special horse I am feeding the best barley and grain, in order it grows
fat and healthy so I can kill you while I ride it". So the prophet PBUH respond
ed and said "No I will kill you insh'Allah" - this is only time he responded lik
e this. On the day of Uhud, Ubay saw the prophet PBUH from afar and was on that
same horse. When he saw him, he alligned his horse to face the prophet PBUH. And
of course on a horse you have extra momentum, speed and agility. Also the guy o
n the ground can't aim up. So Ubay charged on his horse. When the sahabah saw th
is they huddled around the prophet PBUH. But the prophet PBUH said "No he is min
e". And the prophet PBUH jumped up, grabbed a spear and as Ubay comes rushing he
avoids Ubay's blow, and directly peirces the armour straight into the neck of U
bay ibn Khalaf. It didn't go all the way through - it rather lodged slightly in.
And Ubay began screaming "Muhammad has killed me" and he rushed back to Khalid.
Khalid said "don't worry its a minor wound" but Ubay said "this is not a minor
wound, it's a death wound. If he had just spat in my face I would have fallen de
ad. This is that promise being met." And indeed he did die in a valley outside o
f Mecca. Its mentioned Ibn Umar later passed by this valley, and saw a sudden fi
re that frightened him. And he found Ubay ibn Khalaf coming out of that fire and
is crying out "thirst thirst". He is in a state of thirst. And immediately an a
ngel behind him said "do not give him anything this is the one whom the prophet
PBUH has killed". The prophet PBUH said "Allahs anger becomes more for anyone wh
o the prophets kill".
Bhukari mentions when the prophet PBUH returned home, Fatimah RA tried to wash t
he wounds off the prophet PBUH's face - but blood kept pouring out. Until finall
y Fatimah burns some date palms leaves, makes a paste out of it and glues the wo
und shut. It shows us again how severe the wound was. Its also narrated the wome
n helped the Ansar. They took a role of being nurses and giving water. Generally
speaking the women did not help - Uhud was different as it was walking distance
. And its was a time of need and necessity. We learn Aisha RA and Umme Saleem wa
s running around the battlefield helping with water canisters, food etc.
The battle came to an end - Abu Suffyan comes back. After Khalids forces couldn'
t find the prophet PBUH someone calls Abu Suffyan back. He stands at the mountai
n and cries out "Is Muhammad alive? Answer me". And the prophet PBUH told Umar a
nd Abu Bukr "don't answer". He asks twice more and dosen't get an answer. Then h

e says "Is the son of Abu Quhafa alive?" The prophet PBUH said "don't answer". T
hen he says "Is the son of Al Khattab alive?" The prophet PBUH said "don't answe
r". Notice even Abu Suffyan as early as Uhud, he recognises who is number one an
d two after the prophet PBUH. How unforunate are those who say otherwise. Even a
mushrik kaafir at the time understands who is number one and two. Abu Suffyan a
sks "how is the prophet PBUH, Abu Bukr and Omar?" Then Abu Suffyan begins to exa
lt: "we have killed all of them". At this Umar RA could not contain his anger "Y
ou are lying for verily Allah has caused all of them to live, and they will rema
in to harm you another day". Now Abu Suffyan got this confirmation he said "toda
y in return for Badr and war is in turns". He is basically saying "this is our v
ictory and revenge for Badr". Then he says "you shall find among the dead mutila
tion - I did not command them to do this but I am not angry either". So Umar RA
responded back "they are not the same - our dead are in Jannah, your dead are in
Jahannam". And Abu Suffyan shouted out "Uh'lu Hubul" the main idol in front of
the kab'ah. Here the prophet PBUH said "answer him back: 'Allah is mightier and
has more honour'". Then Abu Suffyan responded "We have Uzza, you have no Uzza" Uzza is another major idol. The prophet PBUH said "respond with 'Allah will pro
tect us and you have no protecter'". Ibn Qayyim comments when Abu Suffyan called
out "is so and so alive?" The prophet PBUH said "don't respond" but when he moc
ked Allah, then the prophet PBUH said "Respond!". Abu Suffyan then promised to m
eet again one year from today at the planes of Badr in the 4th year of the Hijra
h.