Seerah - Life of the Prophet Muhammad (saw)

 

20 - The Banu Qaynuqa Campaign

At the time when Prophet Muhammad emigrated to Madina, virtually half of the city’s population consisted of Jews from the Banu Nadir, Banu Qaynuqa and Banu Qurayza tribes.

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21 - The Battle of Uhud

Prophet Muhammad did not want to fight the Quraysh – filled with the hatred and animosity of the Age of Ignorance and wanting to avenge Badr – outside Madina. However, upon the insistence of some youth who had not participated in Badr and some of the Helpers angered by the enemy forces’ destruction of their fields and orchards, the Prophet decided to set off for Uhud.

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22 - The Raj’i Incident

Several months after the Battle of Uhud, a delegation from the Adal and al-Qarah tibes came to Madina and, stating that Islam had begun to spread within their tribes, requested that Prophet Muhammad send representatives to them who could teach them how to read the Qur’an and about Islam.

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23 - The Bi'r Al-Mauna Disaster

A short time after the Raj’i incident (4 Safar/July 625), chief of the Amir ibn Sa'sa' tribe Abu Bara' Amir ibn Malik came to Madina and obtained information about Islam from Prophet Muhammad.

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24 - The Banu Nadir Campaign

The Banu Nadir was one of the three Jewish tribes in Medina; the people lived in a strong fortresses and they possessed large date fields and were mostly occupied with agriculture.

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25 - The Banu Mustaliq Campaign

While the Khuda'a tribe, generally speaking, adopted a positive stance towards Islam and Prophet Muhammad, the Banu Mustaliq clan sided with the Quraysh, who were at war with the Muslims, and demonstrated their hostility at every opportunity.

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26 - The Ifq Incident

When Prophet Muhammad left Madina for the Banu Mustaliq Campaign, he took his wife ‘A’isha with him. On the return to Madina, during preparations to resume the journey after having stopped at a resting place, ‘A’isha noticed that she had dropped the Yemeni agate necklace that her older sister or mother had given to her and retraced her steps in order to find it.

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27 - The Battle of the Trench

The Battle of the Trench was the last attack of the Quraysh on Medina. The name of this battle comes from the trenches that were dug around Medina to prevent enemy attack.

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28 - The Banu Qurayza Campaign

After the Banu Qaynuqa and the Banu Nadir’s banishment from the city on account of their violation of the terms of the treaty and their betraying Prophet Muhammad, remaining in Madina were the Banu Qurayza Jews.

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29 - The Treaty of Hudaybiya

The Treaty of Hudaybiya, initially not viewed as favorable for the Muslims, was in actual fact the greatest political success of Prophet Muhammad, and was confirmed by the Qur’an as such.

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