Sunday, March 06, 2011

The battles !

I am sure I embarrassed my daughters yesterday at their sports day. I was the one going "COME ONNNN UHUUUDDDD""!!. There's a sob story here. Adni has 4 sports houses, one of which, UHUD, has always placed last for eight years running. Eight years ok, so UHUD is synonymous with LOSING. Naturally, three of my children belong to Uhud. Sophia is in Badar (Blue) and Johan, Khandak (yellow). The other one is Hunain (Green) . These houses are named after the battles between Muslims and others. And whaddyaknow, at Uhud, the Muslims lost. So how to get the house which commemorates a lost battle , to win? hehehehe.

However...yesterday Uhud won!! (this is not the final score though) When the teacher announced the results, even she couldn't help drumming it out and being :Do you know what Uhud's score is??? (they were reading out each team's score so far, gained from all the events that had taken place) and when the score was that Uhud had the highest of the 4 houses the cheer that went out-- was so deafening! I shed tears!! (emotional betol!) I was soo proud/touched/relieved for them..and the teachers too, as they felt so sorry for the demotivated Uhud House. Nadine is the captain of Uhud this year so I'm sure she is especially proud! I told her it must be because they used MY lipstick to paint their faces. ha ha

There's going to be a final final sports' day on the 12th, where they will round up all the scores on that day..and I really really hope that on that day Uhud at least gets no 3!!

A little about the battles (I didnt know this)

Battle of Badar : (menang even though outnumbered)
Battle of Uhud: (kalah sebab arrogant ingat akan menang)

The Battle of Badr (Arabic: غزوة بدر‎), fought March 13, 624 AD (17 Ramadan 2 AH in the Islamic calendar) Hejaz region of western Arabia(present-day Saudi Arabia), was a key battle in the early days of Islam and a turning point in Muhammad's struggle with his opponents among the Quraish[1] in Mecca. The battle has been passed down in Islamic history as a decisive victory attributable to divine intervention, or by secular sources to the genius of Muhammad. It is one of the few battles specifically mentioned in the Quran

Battle of Uhud:the Battle of Uhud was fought on March 19, 625 (3 Shawwal 3 AH in the Islamic calendar) at the valley located in front of Mount Uhud, in what is now northwestern Arabia.[1] It occurred between a force from the Muslim community of Medina led by theIslamic prophet Muhammad, and a force led by Abu Sufyan ibn Harb from Mecca, the town from which many of the Muslims had previously emigrated. The Battle of ‘Uḥud was the second military encounter between the Meccans and the Muslims, preceded by the Battle of Badr in 624, where a small Muslim army had defeated the much larger Meccan army.tak menang..

The Battle of the Trench (Arabic: غزوة الخندق; Transliteration: Ghazwah al-Khandaq) also known as Battle of Ahzab, Battle of the Confederates and Siege of Medina (Arabic: غزوة الاحزاب; Transliteration: Ghazwah al-Ahzab), was a fortnight-long siege of Yathrib (nowMedina) by Arab and Jewish tribes. The strength of the confederate armies is estimated around 10,000 men with six hundred horses and some camels, while the Median numbered 3,000. The battle began on March 31, 627.

The largely outnumbered defenders of Medina, mainly Muslims led by Islamic prophet Muhammad, opted to dig and fight the confederates from a trench. The trench together with Medina's natural fortifications rendered the confederate cavalry (consisting of horses and camels) useless, locking the two sides in a stalemate. Hoping to make several attacks at once, the confederates persuaded the Banu Qurayza to attack the city from the south. However, Muhammad's diplomacy derailed the negotiations, and broke up the confederacy against him. The well-organized defenders, the sinking of confederate morale, and poor weather conditions caused the siege to end in a fiasco.

The siege was a "battle of wits", in which the Muslims tactically overcame their opponents while suffering very few casualties. Efforts to defeat the Muslims failed, and Islam became influential in the region. As a consequence, the Muslim army besieged the neighbourhood of the Banu Qurayza tribe, leading to their unconditional surrender.

The defeat caused the Meccans to lose their trade and much of their prestige

The Battle of Hunain was fought between Muhammad and his followers against the Bedouin tribe of Hawazin and its subsection the Thaqif in 630 in a valley on one of the roads leading from Mecca to al-Ta'if. The battle ended in a decisive victory for the Muslims, who captured enormous spoils. The Battle of Hunayn is one of only two battles mentioned in the Qur'an by name, in Sura [Qur'an 9:25].[1]


MrsNordin said...

Wah.. Nadine is the House Captain? Cool!

And right on, UHUD! May you win the battle this time under Nadine's leadership!

tiara324542 said...

Thanks MrsN..i hope so too!

Winter Sonata sure is different at 49 years old!

Believe it or not I am rewatching Winter Sonata.. ee geram betul I dengan si Yujin tu lah... she really was a wutz wasn't she? and...