KARACHI: Renowned religious scholar Maulana Koukab Noorani Okarvi said that Ghazva-e-Badr was a decisive battle against infidel forces. He was speaking during a programme at Express News on Wednesday. Noorari paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Ghazva-e-Badr, and said that the battle made it very clear that Muslims don’t rely on the weapons as their actual strength is their faith and belief in Allah and His supremacy. “Despite being less in numbers and short on resources, the companions of Holy Prophet (PBUH) made it clear to the world that their actual strength was their faith and belief,” he said. Noorani was of the view that today Muslims have become materialistic as they rely on resources and have let go the teachings and faith inculcated by their ancestors. He went on to say that even today if people start trying to strengthen their bond with Allah and Holy Prophet (PBUH), they will witness such assistance as were bestowed on the companions of Holy Prophet (PBUH) during Ghazva-e-Badr.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2014.