1- Anas Bin Maalik, a companion of the Holy Prophet SAWW was quoted as saying that Fatah Al-Mobin is Hodaibiyah. (Sahih Al- Bokhari, Kitab Al-tafsir)
2- Again Anas Bin Maalik in more detail narrates: that when we returned back home from Hodaibiyah, in a state of shock and grief as our sacrifices were not allowed to be brought to the House of Allah, at that moment the very first verse of this chapter was revealed on the Holy prophet (PBUH) and he was informed that he had been gifted a manifest victory by Allah. That was why the holy prophet SAWW remarked: “A verse had been revealed which is most beloved for me than the whole world.” (Sahih Al-bokhari hadith No;4834)
3- Jabir’s Narration:
Another famous companion of the Holy prophet (PBUH) Jabir Ansari, was quoted as saying that we never regarded victory except on the day of Hodaibiyah. (Tafsir Al-tabari Vol.3 ,Pg.93).
4- Dhahak, a famous commentator states that the first verse… means we have given you the victory without war and definitely there is a victory in peace. (Thalabi, Tafsir Kashf wal bayan , Beirut: Vol.9, Pg.42)
5- Omar’s Objection:
Authentic sources show that Omar bin Al-khattab, a companion of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), was quite upset at the peace treaty and its terms. He exclaimed in extreme grief and indignation: “ O messenger of Allah! Are you not the true Prophet of God?
He replied: Why not?
Then Omar asked:
“Are we on the right path and they on the wrong one?”
He replied: “yes”.
Omar asked: Is it not a fact that our martyrs are in paradise and their slain ones are in hell?”
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) replied: Why not?
Omar then said: Why should we submit to this humiliation and return without observing Umrah or Allah decides the matter through war?
Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) replied: I am the servant of Allah and his Messenger. I can never violate His command. He will never destroy me. He is my helper.
Omar posed more questions to the Prophet (PBUH): Did you not promise that we would visit Allah’s house and perform “tawaf?”
He replied: yes indeed, I did promise but I did not promise that it will happen this year. For sure we will visit the house and perform tawaf.
Omar kept quiet but his grief and doubts were never erased. He went to Abu bakr and repeated the same questions to him as he posed to the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He was also reported to have said: I never gave way to any doubt since I embraced Islam, but on this occasion I could not avoid it. (From Sahih Bukhari and Maarif al- Quran of Mufti Shafi)
6- Zohri’s narration:
Zohri, a clergy in Umayyad dynasty, used to say that there is no victory in the history of Islam bigger than the peace pact of Hodaibiyah. The broken
relationship with Infidels of Mecca restarted and they were getting closer to Muslims; and within the period of three years a large number of them embraced Islam.
Shobi, another scholar and narrator, held the same view. He would believe that even the victory of Muslims in the battle of Khyber and the Oath delivered by the companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) were due to the results of the peace pact of Hodaibiyah.