In the Battle of Uhd, the prophet (SAW) gave some very clear instructions involving a group of arches that were not supposed to move from their position until the prophet (SAW) gave him clear instructions to do otherwise. When they saw that the Muslims seemed to be winning the battle, they came down from their posts, and when they did, the enemy saw a gap in their army, and they noticed the perfect opportunity to attack. At that time, Khalid bin Waleed, who was not a Muslim and one of the leaders of the Quraysh army, rushed them from behind with his troops that were on horseback. The Muslims then were pinned between the attackers and the mountain of Uhd. They suffered severe damages and wounds, and they lost many of their bravest fighters, such as Sayid Al-Shuhada’ Hamza (RA), Musa ibn Umayr (RA), and seventy great sahaba. The prophet (SAW) himself was wounded. After this, the Muslims were able to regroup and push them out of the field, so the Quraysh were forced off of the field and fled some kilometres away to regroup, and they said, “Everyone is now wounded. This is the perfect chance to make a final sweep and wipe them out once and for all.” The prophet (SAW) was informed of this; people came and warned them, “The Quraysh have regrouped at a place called Hamra al-Assad and they are preparing for a final attack. This time, it will wipe everyone out.” The prophet (SAW), who already knew they were regrouping, called the sahaba who had already taken part in the battle of Uhd and who were wounded and hurt, and called them together. He said, “You are the ones who will march to Hamra al-Assad and face them there.” The sahaba regrouped; yes, they were wounded and bleeding, but they somehow managed to get themselves moving. When they heard the message of the Quraysh regrouping and preparing for an attack, their Iman increased because they realized that they did not lose at Uhd because their numbers were short, but rather, they lost because they opposed the instructions of the prophet (SAW). If they had stuck to that one instruction with patience, then there was no way they would have lost that battle. They had learned from that mistake and repented to Allah (SWT), and they would never make that mistake again; and because they would not make that mistake again, they were sure to win.