وَإِذۡ غَدَوۡتَ مِنۡ أَهۡلِكَ تُبَوِّئُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ مَقَٰعِدَ لِلۡقِتَالِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
Remember that morning Thou didst leave Thy household (early) to post the faithful at their stations for battle: And Allah heareth and knoweth all things:<br/>
And, mention O Muhammad may peace and salutation be upon him, when you went forth at dawn from your family, at Medina, to assign the believers, to have [them] occupy, their places, stations for them to stand at, for battle, and God hears, what you say, knows, your circumstances: this was the day of [the battle of] Uhud. The Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him set out with 1000 or 950 men, while the idolaters numbered 3000. The Prophet pitched camp at the ravine on Saturday 7th of Shawwaal in year 3 of the Hijra. He had his back and that of his troops to Uhud. He arranged their lines and placed a group of archers under the command of 'Abd Allaah ibn Jubayr at the foot of the mountain and said to them: 'Defend us with your arrows in case they come up from behind us, and remain here whether we are being defeated or on the verge of victory'.