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(Notes & Audio) Tafsir surah Al Ahzaab - Part 2 - The Prophet (Saw) Is Closer To The Believers Than Themselves


Tafsir surah Al Ahzaab - Part 2 - The Prophet (Saw) Is Closer To The Believers Than Themselves
By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Saturday 6th December 2014





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AYAH 6

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their ownselves, and his wives are their (believers') mothers (as regards respect and marriage). And blood relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allāh (regarding inheritance) than (the brotherhood of) the believers and the Muhajirûn (emigrants from Makkah, etc.), except that you do kindness to those brothers (when the Prophet SAW joined them in brotherhood ties). This has been written in the (Allāh's Book of Divine) Decrees (Al­Lauh Al­Mahfûz)." (Al-Ahzab 33:6)


When Allah (swt) said "The Prophet (saw) is closer to the believers than themselves"
It means that it is incumbent on us to love the Prophet (saw)
More than our parents, children, and all of mankind including oneself

We were with the Prophet () and he was holding the hand of `Umar bin Al-Khattab. `Umar said to Him, "O Allah's Messenger ()! You are dearer to me than everything except my own self." The Prophet () said, "No, by Him in Whose Hand my soul is, (you will not have complete faith) till I am dearer to you than your own self." Then `Umar said to him, "However, now, by Allah, you are dearer to me than my own self." The Prophet () said, “now, O `Umar, (now you are a believer)”. Sahih al-Bukhari: Vol. 8, Book 78, Hadith 628

On the first occasion the Prophet (saw) said Umar (ra) was not a true believer.
However, when the Umar (ra) said he loved the Prophet more than himself,
The Prophet said then he has become a true believer

This Ayah also means that the Prophet (saw)’s wives (ra) are like your mothers
Secondly, you have to protect the honor of the mothers of the believers (ra)
The Shia accused Ayesha (ra) of having an affair
This is why we make takfir on the Shias
The twelvers and rawafidh target Ayesha (ra) for slander

So since Ayesha is one of the mothers of the believers,
You have to protect her honor
Allah (swt) said in 24:11 that Ayesha didn't have an affair
By you claiming that she did, you are trying to veto Allah

Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aishah the wife of the Prophet SAW) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment. (An-Nur 24:11)

SHIA HUJJAH: The Shia believe that at the time of Mahdi’s return Imam Mahdi will resurrect Aisha (Prophet Mohammad’s wife) and execute the law of Hudud on her, for committing Zina (adultery) during her marriage. (Al-Anwar Al-Numaniyah, vol. 1, p.  161, Tafsir al-Shafi, vol. 2, p. 108, Haq al-Yaqeen, vol. 2, p. 256, Hayat al-Qulub, vol. 2, p. 611)

The first sentence above is kufr and this is the creed of the Shia
Many of you say that is cruelty when you see the Shia being killed
And wonder why the mujahideen are so harsh to them

….And blood relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allah (regarding inheritance) than (the brotherhood of) the believers and the Muhajirun (emigrants from Makkah, etc.), (Al-Ahzab 33:6)

Why did Allah (swt) send the above verse down?
When a person from Madina should die (for example)
The brother from Makkah would inherit from him
Because the brotherhood was very strong
These were the ones the rasul (saw) made into brothers
When the muhajireen came from Makkah to Madinah
It was a brotherhood between the Muhajireen and Ansar
They became so close that they inherit from one another
That is how much the Muslims loved each other back then
And the Prophet (saw) allowed this to continue for a while
But Allah (swt) abrogated this practice
Allah sent down the above Ayah saying only the blood brothers could inherit
From one another, so the practice was abolished
However, their brotherly love and relationship for the sake of Allah remained even after
This verse was revealed

Narrated Ibrahim bin Sa`d from his father from his grandfather: `Abdur Rahman bin `Auf said, "When we came to Medina as emigrants, Allah's Apostle established a bond of brotherhood between me and Sa`d bin Ar-Rabi`. Sa`d bin Ar-Rabi` said (to me), 'I am the richest among the Ansar, so I will give you half of my wealth and you may look at my two wives and whichever of the two you may choose I will divorce her, and when she has completed the prescribed period (before marriage) you may marry her.' ``Abdur-Rahman replied, "I am not in need of all that. Is there any marketplace where trade is practiced?' He replied, "The market of Qainuqa." `Abdur- Rahman went to that market the following day and brought some dried buttermilk (yogurt) and butter, and then he continued going there regularly. Few days later, `Abdur-Rahman came having traces of yellow (scent) on his body. Allah's Apostle asked him whether he had got married. He replied in the affirmative. The Prophet said, 'Whom have you married?' He replied, 'A woman from the Ansar.' Then the Prophet asked, 'How much did you pay her?' He replied, '(I gave her) a gold piece equal in weigh to a date stone (or a date stone of gold)! The Prophet said, 'Give a Walima (wedding banquet) even if with one sheep .'[Sahih Bukhari (3/52) No. 2048]

The brother here didn't want to be a freeloader
He said to his brother "I don't need half of your property or marry one of your wives"
Show me the way to the market place
He died the riches man among them

Many of you have kaafir parents
When they die, you are allowed to take the part of their property
That they stated in their will for you
Because what they leave behind is a gift
And you are allowed to receive a gift from a kaafir
And no scholar can tell you otherwise

Narrated Sa`d: I fell sick and the Prophet () paid me a visit. I said to him, "O Allah's Messenger ()! I invoke Allah that He may not let me expire in the land whence I migrated (i.e. Mecca)." He said, "May Allah give you health and let the people benefit by you." I said, "I want to will my property, and I have only one daughter and I want to will half of my property (to be given in charity)." He said," Half is too much." I said, "Then I will one third." He said, "One-third, yet even one-third is too much." (The narrator added, "So the people started to will one third of their property and that was Permitted for them.")


AYAH 7

And (remember) when We took from the Prophets their covenant, and from you (O Muhammad SAW), and from Nûh (Noah), Ibrāhim (Abraham), Mûsa (Moses), and 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). We took from them a strong covenant. (Al-Ahzab 33:7)

What is the covenant?
The covenant is to establish Allah's deen on the land
To preach tawheed to the people

And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut[] (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah)." Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth). (An-Nahl 16:36)

Allah spoke about this covenant a second time in 3:81 below

And (remember) when Allāh took the Covenant of the Prophets, saying: "Take whatever I gave you from the Book and Hikmah (understanding of the Laws of Allāh, etc.), and afterwards there will come to you a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) confirming what is with you; you must, then, believe in him and help him.Allāh said: "Do you agree (to it) and will you take up My Covenant (which I conclude with you)?" They said: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness; and I am with you among the witnesses (for this)." (Aali Imran 3:81)

These Prophets (as) that were mentioned are called the 5 strong willed Prophets
They were mentioned in one Ayah – (33:7)
Who are they?
Muhammad (saw), Ibrahim (as), Nuh (as), Musa (as) and Isa (as)
These five did more for tawheed than any other Prophet
The first was Nuh (as) and the last was Muhammad (saw)
The greatest of these Prophets is Muhammad (saw)

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “I am the most noble of Adam’s descendants on the Day of Resurrection. I am the first whose grave shall be opened. I am the first to offer intercession. I am the first whose intercession shall be accepted.” [Sahih Muslim (4/1782) No. 2278]

The scholars of Islam agree that the second Prophet in greatness is Ibrahim
Because in the tashahud, when you recite
You ask Allah (swt) to send peace and blessings on Muhammad and Ibrahim
A person may accuse you of making a distinction between the Prophets
Say, you are not because of the following verse:

Those Messengers! We preferred some to others; to some of them Allah spoke (directly); others He raised to degrees (of honour);…..(Al-Baqarah 2:253)

The third Prophet with importance is Musa (as)
Almost all of the Quran is about his story

Ibn Abbas said, "When the Messenger of Allah came to Al-Madinah, he found the Jews fasting the day of `Ashura'. Therefore he asked them about it and they said, `This is the day that Allah gave Musa victory over Fir`awn.' Then, the Prophet said, ‘ e have more right to Musa (than them), so fast it.’” [al-Bukhari (3943) and Muslim (1130)]

No prophet between Muhammad and Jesus I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "I am the nearest of all the people to the son of Mary, and all the prophets are paternal brothers, and there has been no prophet between me and him (i.e. Jesus)." (Sahih Bukhari (4/ 55) Hadith: 651)

Allah said that the Jews and Christians know Muhammad and can recognize him

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. (Al-Baqarah 2:146)

...Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him. Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise and it would be under such conditions that Allah would reveal to Jesus these words: I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you ...[Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Hadith #7015]

There is going to be the second coming of Jesus (as)
You are not allowed to doubt this because it was mentioned in the Holy Quran in 43:61

And he ['Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)] shall be a known sign for (the coming of) the Hour (Day of Resurrection) [i.e. 'Iesa's (Jesus) descent on the earth][] . Therefore have no doubt concerning it (i.e. the Day of Resurrection). And follow Me (Allah) (i.e. be obedient to Allah and do what He orders you to do, O mankind)! This is the Straight Path (of Islamic Monotheism, leading to Allah and to His Paradise). (Az-Zukhruf 43:61)

Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “The Hour will not begin until the son of Maryam descends among you as a just ruler. He will break the cross, kill the pigs and abolish the jizyah, and money will become abundant until no one will accept it.” [al-Bukhari (2222) and Muslim (155)]


Therefore, Jesus is coming back to do 5 things:
1. To break the cross - because the cross is a false deity
It is an idol that the Christians worship

2. To kill the swine - Because the Christians eat it even though the meat is cursed

3. To kill the dajjal - The Jew (blind in the right eye) and will claim to be Allah

4. To kill the gog and magog

5. To abolish the jiziyah

Many of you see thousands of people pouring into Syria
From more than 80 different countries
Because Jesus (as) will return to Damascus
And when he comes he will pray salah behind the leader of the Muslims
What is taking place in Syria is a purge
How can Jesus return when you have 5 star kuffaar in Syria?
What the dawla is doing at the moment is called a purge


AYAH 8

That He may ask the truthfuls (Allāh's Messengers and His Prophets) about their truth (i.e. the conveyance of Allāh's Message that which they were charged with). And He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful torment (Hell-fire). (Al-Ahzab 33:8)

Allah will question the Prophets and Messengers asking them
If they delivered the message, all of them will say yes
Did you know that you, the Muslim, will testify on the Day Of Judgement
On behalf of all of these Prophets and Messengers
For example the People of Nuh will say no Prophet came to them
That Nuh didn't tell them to abandon the idols and he didn't come to them
They will lie
Allah will ask Noah and he will say that he called them for over 950 years
Noah will bring witnesses from the Ummah of Muhammad (saw)
Allah will ask the Ummah of Muhammad (saw) for their evidence
And we will say, we read it in the Holy Quran
This is the meaning of 2:143

Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you. (Al-Baqarah 2:143)

Narrated Abu Sa`id: Allah's Messenger () said, "Noah and his nation will come (on the Day of Resurrection and Allah will ask (Noah), "Did you convey (the Message)?' He will reply, 'Yes, O my Lord!' Then Allah will ask Noah's nation, 'Did Noah convey My Message to you?' They will reply, 'No, no prophet came to us.' Then Allah will ask Noah, 'Who will stand a witness for you?' He will reply, 'Muhammad and his followers (will stand witness for me).' So, I and my followers will stand as witnesses for him (that he conveyed Allah's Message)." That is, (the interpretation) of the Statement of Allah: "Thus we have made you a just and the best nation that you might be witnesses Over mankind .." (2.143) (Bukhari (4/55) Hadith 3339)


AYAH 9

O you who believe! Remember Allāh's Favour to you, when there came against you hosts, and We sent against them a wind and forces that you saw not [i.e. troops of angels during the battle of Al­Ahzāb (the Confederates)]. And Allāh is Ever All­Seer of what you do. (Al-Ahzab 33:9)

This ayah is talking about the battle of Ahzab
We are explaining this surah because history is repeating itself
The Muslims have become so evil, that the kuffaar can approach them and say
We want you to join us to kill the Muslims

A coalition was formed against the Prophet (saw) in Madina
The dawla was Madina
And the purpose of the coalition was to uproot and destroy the Islamic State
Barack Obama is doing the same thing today
During the time of the Prophet, the commander in chief was Abu Sufiyyan (ra)
Today the commander in chief is Obama

This coalition formed against the Muslims was prophesized by the Prophet (saw)

On the authority of Thawban the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “All the people of the world will soon summon one another to attack you as people gather around a table when invited to part take of its meal” Someone asked, ‘will that be because of our small numbers at that time?’ He (the Prophet) replied: “No, you will be numerous at that time but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear from the breast of your enemies and cast “wahn” into your hearts”. Someone asked ‘What is “wahn” O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied “Love for the world and dislike of death.” [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/111) No. 4297, Musnad Ahmad (2/359) No. 8698]

A similar ayah to the above hadith is 8:73

And those who disbelieve are allies to one another, (and) if you (Muslims of the whole world collectively) do not do so (i.e. become allies, as one united block with one Khalifah - chief Muslim ruler for the whole Muslim world to make victorious Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism), there will be Fitnah (wars, battles, polytheism, etc.) and oppression on earth, and a great mischief and corruption (appearance of polytheism). (Al-Anfal 8:73)

Because Allah warns you that all the disbelievers are united to fight Islam.
The regime in Iran, Saudi, the Jews and Christians are all bombing the dawla
The ayah above is self-explanatory
The Saudi don't want the Khilafah because they don't want to share the oil wealth
And want to continue their playboy lifestyle
If they are made to share with the other Muslims, they will have to give up this lifestyle

Ibn ‘Abbâs narrated: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, “If a son of Adam had a valley full of gold, he would desire to have two. Nothing can fill his mouth except the dust (of his grave). Allah turns with mercy to him who turns to Him in repentance.” [al-Bukhari (6437) and Muslim (1049)]

If you say to a man I’ll give you one wish.
He will say I want a second wish

The first person to bomb the dawla was an Arab woman; her family disowned her
Don’t be surprised because Allah told you that the desert Arabs
Will be the worst kuffaar and hypocrites in 9:97 below

The bedouins are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy, and more likely to be in ignorance of the limits (Allāh's Commandments and His Legal Laws, etc.) which Allāh has revealed to His Messenger. And Allāh is All-Knower, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:97)

A Christian will not kill another Christian to please the Muslim
But this woman and other munaafiqoon have killed muslims to please them
Allah said they will be in the bottom of the hellfire

Verily, the hyprocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. (An-Nisa 4:145)

10,000 Kuffar were fighting against 3,000 Muslims in the battle of the Ahzaab
It occurred in 5 AH
Salman al Farisi (ra) suggested digging of the ditch around Madina
This was a strategy used in Persia
Hence a tactic the people of Arabia never knew
This is where the battle also got its other name: The battle of the ditch

Who incited Quraysh to bring 10,000 kuffaar to fight the Muslims?
A Jew from the tribe of Banu Nadir called Huyaiy
This tribe were living in Madina, but were kicked out
They didn't like the fact that they were kicked out
They took up residence in Khaibar

The Muslims fought the Jews at khaibar
Because the Jews of Khaibar were inciting Quraysh to fight the Muslims
Today, the Jewish controlled media incite the kuffaar to fight the Muslims
The same way the Jews incited Quraysh to fight the Muslims
The Jews have incited the Kuffaar to fight the Muslims in the Dawla
Today history has repeated itself.
The Jews use the media to incite people to join the coalition
All the hypocrites don't want the Caliphate.
It is public enemy #1

Safiyyah's (ra) father was killed and she asked the Prophet (saw) why.
She was told it was because he incited the kuffaar against the muslims
You think it is Obama, but in reality the Jews are pulling the strings

It is worthy of mentioning that Allah (swt) did not use the Muslims to fight the kuffar
In this battle but He sent against them a violent wind
Similar to what destroyed the city of Aad
However, there were some pocket one to one fighting (dueling)


AYAH 10

When they came upon you from above you and from below you, and when the eyes grew wild and the hearts reached to the throats, and you were harbouring doubts about Allāh. (Al-Ahzab 33:10)

This Ayah means that they laid siege to Madina for nearly a month
And when Banu Quraidah saw the army of the kuffar was 10,000 strong
They broke their treaty with Muhammad (saw)
Because they thought that the muslims will be defeated

Why did the hearts of the Muslim reach their throat?
Because they saw the kuffar army 10,000 strong
And the situation was very difficult
With no way out visible to the human
The ‘whole world’ was against them
They were hungry, besieged, betrayed, outnumbered and poorly armed
They were harbouring doubts because the promise of Allah (swt) didn’t come yet
They were afraid the Dawla was going to be destroyed

The shia and the kurds are the enemies living inside the dawla today
They represent the hypocrites and Jews of Madinah in the time of the rasul (saw)
They are the ones who are fighting the Dawla
They are the internal enemies
In the time of the Prophet (saw), the Jews were the internal enemy
There are no Jews in the Dawla today
But the Jews have trained the enemies living inside the dawla today


AYAH 11

There, the believers were tried and shaken with a mighty shaking. (Al-Ahzab 33:11)

Allah said when the Jews broke their treaty; it was a trial for the believers
Allah told you He will try and test you in 2:155-156

And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:155)
Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

Allah is telling you here that you will be tested
The sahabah were tested
They were tested to the extent that their hearts reached their throats
They thought the dawla was finished

Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested. (Al-'Ankabut 29:2)
And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test). (Al-'Ankabut 29:3)

But Allah (swt) saved them and the Islamic State then
The same way, today, Allah will come to the aid of the dawla and its people
But as stated in above ayah, the test will come first

When the Jews broke their treaty, it was expected.
Because Allah told you in 2:100 Jews break every treaty

Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throw it aside? Nay! the truth is most of them believe not. (Al-Baqarah 2:100)


AYAH 12

And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease (of doubts) said: "Allāh and His Messenger (SAW) promised us nothing but delusions!" (Al-Ahzab 33:12)

The promise Allah (swt) is talking about in the above ayah is
The promise the rasul (saw) made to the muslims during the battle
As stated below:

It was narrated from Abu Sukainah, a man from among the Muharririn,[1] that a man among the Companions of the the Prophet () said: "When the Prophet () commanded them to dig the trench (Al-Khandaq), there was a rock in their way preventing them from digging. The Messenger of Allah () stood, picked up a pickaxe put his Rida' (upper garment) at the edge of the ditch and said: 'And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can change His Words. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower [1] One-third of the rock broke off while Salman Al-Farisi was standing there watching, and there was a flash of light when the Messenger of Allah ()struck (the rock). Then he struck it again and said: 'And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. Nonce can change His Words. Ans He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower' And another third of the rock broke off and there was another flash of light, which Salman saw. Then he struck (the rock) a third time and said: 'And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can change His Words. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.' The last third fell, and the Messenger of Allah () came out, picked up his Rida' and sat down. Salman said: 'O Messenger of Allah, Each time you struck the rock there was a flash of light.' The Messenger of Allah () said to him: 'O Salman, did you see that?' He said: 'Yes, by the One Who sent you with the truth, O Messenger of Allah.' He said: 'When I struck the first blow, the cities of Kisra and their environs were shown to me, and many other cities, and I saw them with my own eyes.' Those of his Companions who were present said: 'O Messenger of Allah, pray to Allah to grant us victory and to give us their land as spoils of war, and to destroy their lands at our hands. So the Messenger of Allah () prayed for that. (Then he said) 'Then I struck the second blow and the cities of Caesar and their environs were shown to me, and I saw them with my own eyes.' They said: 'O Messenger of Allah, pray to Allah to grant us victory and to give us their lands as spoils of war, and to destroy their lands at our hands.''Messenger of Allah () prayed for that. (Then he said) 'Then I struck the third blow and the cities of Ethiopia were shown to me, and the villages around them, and I saw them with my own eyes.' But the Messenger of Allah () said at that point: 'Leave the Ethiopians alone so long as they leave you alone, and leave the Turks alone so long as they leave you alone.'" [1] An-An’am 6:115. (Sunan An-Nasa’i: (3176) (1 /25), Hadith 3178)

This was the good news that he gave the Sahabah
The hypocrites of Madina said that they don’t even feel safe when going to the toilet
They fear that arrows of Quraish may come down on them
Yet, he is promising them that they are going to conquer Persia and Rome one day
They said he was delusional
They said his promises were fake so were Allah’s promises as well

But in these moments that the believers are separated from the hypocrites

When they laid siege in Madina for nearly 1 month
Only one conflict took place
A man by the name of Amr bin Abd al Wadd
His name alone is kufr and shirk; Wadd was an idol
He was a kaafir and a fierce fighter that everyone feared
When he threw a challenged for combat, no one came forward because of fear
The only person who came forward was Ali Ibn Abu Talib (ra)
And Wadd said he didn't want to kill him because he saw him grow up
But Ali said "but I want to kill you"
Ali stepped forward and the duel started
Wadd was beheaded by Ali (ra)
When Abu Sufiyyah heard what happened, it created a shockwave
After this occurred, Allah (swt) sent a wind to destroy their camp
Allah used natural disaster to destroy them


AYAH 13

And when a party of them said: "O people of Yathrib (Al­Madinah)! There is no stand (possible) for you (against the enemy attack!) Therefore go back!" And a band of them ask for permission of the Prophet (SAW) saying: "Truly, our homes lie open (to the enemy)." And they lay not open. They but wished to flee. (Al-Ahzab 33:13)

The above Ayah is saying the hypocrites practice scaremongering
Because the hypocrites are cowards
They said their homes are left open, using it as an excuse not to stay on the battlefield
At the battle of Uhud they practiced scaremongering as well
Allah spoke about it in 3:173

Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." (Aali Imran 3:173)

That is their modus operandi
Because they are cowards