for succour cometh from God alone.' Sura Al-Anfal (viii) 9-10.
Later on, this aid is referred to as a support to the Prophet's claim and as
an encouragement and a warning to his followers.
Ye have already had a sign,2 in the meeting of the two hosts.
The one host fought in the cause of God and the other was infidel. To their
own eyesight the infidels saw you twice as many as themselves,3 and
God aids with His succour whom He wishes. And in this there is indeed a
warning to those who have perception. Sura Al-'Imran (iii) 11.
It was not ye who slew them, but God slew them, and the shafts were God's,
not thine. Sura Al-Anfal (viii) 17.
Those who gave up their lives are spoken of as martyrs for God's cause.
Say not of those who are slain on God's path that they are dead: nay, they
are living. Sura Al-Baqarah (ii) 149.4