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9:26 But Allah did pour His calm on the Messenger and on the Believers

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But Allah did pour His calm on the Messenger and on the Believers, and sent down forces which ye saw not: He punished the Unbelievers; thus doth He reward those without Faith.

It is recorded that at the point in the battle when some of the army
was retreating from the initial onslaught of the Hawāzin, the Prophet called to
them, but his voice was drowned out by the din of the battle. Among the people
at his side were his uncle ʿAbbās, who had a powerful voice, and they called out
to the Emigrants and Helpers. They rallied to the Prophet, who it is said then
picked up a handful of dust or pebbles—in an account similar to the one usually
given in connection with the Battle of Badr (see 8:17c)—and threw it at the
enemy, after which the tide of the battle turned and the Hawāzin and Thaqīf were
put to rout.
On His Tranquility, see 48:4c. Hosts whom you saw not is understood to refer
to angels. The commentators record accounts of members of the enemy army,
long after the battle, saying that before and during the battle they encountered
men with white faces that struck terror into their hearts (R). As discussed in
3:124–26c, it is traditionally believed that the angels, if they participated in
fighting at all, did so only at the Battle of Badr; one interpretation of the help
they would give is to strengthen the hearts and resolve of the believers, or in the
words of al-Rāzī, “To cast beautiful inspirations into their hearts.”


Nasr, Hossein (2015). Study Quran.

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