When the Holy Rasool left Madinah for the battle, at that time, an army of one thousand warriors was under his flag of Prophethood. In this army, three hundred hypocrites were also present, who were led by ‘Abdullah Bin Abi. These hypocrites had already plotted a conspiracy with the unbelievers of Makkah and planned that they will attempt to invoke cowardice among the devoted Muslims. Their plan involved first leaving for the battle to support the Muslim army, and then leaving them and returning back to Madinah. Therefore, the chief of these hypocrites made a lame excuse, and separated himself and his followers from the Muslim army. He argued that since Muhammad did not accept the proposal of their so-called expertise, which was to fight a defensive war whilst staying in Madinah and instead he decided to leave Madinah accepting the suggestion of the youngsters then why they put their lives in danger. With the blessings of Allah , the wicked aim of these hypocrites was failed. The devoted Muslims did not depress by their U-turn. However, the two Muslim tribes, ‘Banu Salamah’ and ‘Banu Haarisah’ felt a bit disappointment and fear. But by virtue of the bravery and enthusiasm of the rest of the devoted Muslims for Jihad, their passion of bravery also revived. So these tribes also fought with the unbelievers with full determination and kept fighting under the flag of the Holy Rasool right up until their death. Describing this event, the Holy Quran mentions:
And remember O Beloved Prophet! When in the morning, you emerged from your blessed home; assigning to the believers (their) positions for the battle ( of Uhud). And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Remember) when two groups among you intended cowardice, and Allah is their Guardian; and only upon Allah should the believers rely.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 4, Surah Aal-e-‘Imran, Ayah 121-122)
Nevertheless, in the battle of Uhud, the heinous conspiracy of hypocrites completely failed. Although seventy Muslims were blessed with martyrdom, but finally, the Muslims won the battle and unbelievers fled from the battlefield.
From this event, we learnt that if the believers would observe steadfastness and do Jihad with sincere intentions, remain united in the battlefield against the unbelievers, have strong determination and courage, then Allah cfo.-j:,.c will destroy all the plans and conspiracies of the unbelievers and the hypocrites. However, it is a proven reality that: