ATTACKS ON NON-MUSLIMS
AzAn became a great indicator. Where it was heard, it meant that everything was not kufr (infidelity). �The Messenger of Allah used to attack the enemy when it was dawn. He would listen to the AzAn; so if he heard an AzAn, he stopped� (745). This the commentator finds greatly virtuous in Muhammad. �The greatest contribution made by the Holy Prophet in the sphere of warfare is that he elevated it from – the surface of reckless murder or slaughter to the level of humanized struggle for the uprooting of evil in society. The Holy Prophet, therefore, did not allow his Companions to take the enemy unawares under the cover of darkness of night� (note 600).
author : ram swarup