The Battle of Badr

The Battle of Badr

In the second year of the Hijrah, during the month of Ramadan, the Muslims came up against the infidels in the decisive battle of Badr which was to prove the turning point not only in the destiny of Islam but of the entire human race. This event in which the underequipped Muslims emerged victorious still …

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The Battle of Uhud

The Battle of Uhud

REVENGE —- A BINDING OBLIGATION The news of the disaster at Badr in which a number of noble men from the tribes of Quraish had fallen and the return of the survivors to Mecca in a complete state of confusion and disorder, was met with a lukewarm reception and despair that completely bewildered the Quraish. …

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Banu Quraydha

Banu Quraydha

BANU QURAYDHA’S BREACH OF FAITH Not long after his arrival in Madinah, the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) forged a covenant between the Ansaar and Muhaajirun to which the Jews were also included and were guaranteed protection of life and property as well as freedom of professing their faith. The covenant, which was reduced to …

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The Battle of Khayber

The Battle of Khayber

THE DIVINE REWARD Allah had promised a great reward to all those who had, at Hudaybiyah, sworn allegiance to the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) which was known as Bai’atur-Rizwan or the oath of Paradise. Having submitted to the will of God and His Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) in that hour of crisis, Allah …

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The Battle of Mu'tah

The Battle of Mu’tah

EXPEDITION OF MU’TA(32) The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) had sent Harith b. ‘Umayr al-Azdi to deliver his letter to Sharhbil b. ‘Amr al-Ghassani, a satrap of the Byzantine Emperor at Busara. Harith was first tied up under the orders of Sharhbil and then beheaded. (Zad al-Ma’ad, Vol. I, p. 414) Howsoever disagreeable a message …

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The Conquest of Makkah

The Conquest of Makkah

BACKGROUND OF THE CONQUEST Islam was now well-settled in the hearts of the Muslims who had, by the time, learned all about it through experience. Allah had also put them to trial to ferret out their minds and motives. On the other hand, the Quraysh of Makkah had prosecuted, persecuted, exiled and battled with the …

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The Battle of Hunayn

The Battle of Hunayn

The resounding victory of the Muslims over the Quraysh and the ever-increasing conversions to Islam deeply frightened the enemies out of their senses. Therefore, these adversaries made another attempt, as a last remedy of sort, to check Islam’s fast growing power and popularity but all these failed, rendering their efforts completely inutile. ASSEMBLAGE OF HAWAZIN …

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The Battle of Ta'if

The Battle of Ta’if

FUGITIVES OF THAQIF The warriors of Thaqif who fled from Hunayn returned to Ta’if. They closed the gates of the city after storing stocks of food enough to serve them for a year. Thus, they prepared themselves in time for another encounter with the Muslims. The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) went at once to …

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The Battle of Tabuk

The Battle of Tabuk

THE BATTLE OF TABUK(68) Some of the tribes were still trapped in the delusion that the rise of Islam was transient like a cloudburst, whose tide would be stemmed before long. It was therefore necessary to warn or even threaten such people before they device an opportunity to strike at the Muslims. The expedition of …

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