Early Expeditions And Battles Of Islam

Kaleef K. Karim & Aliyu Musa Misau This series of articles follows the expeditions of the Prophet Muhammad (p), which he ordered or participated in during his lifetime. It fulfils a burgeoning need at a time when critics and Orientalists alike have developed a culture of misrepresenting the life of the Prophet, casting him in… Read More ›

The Expedition Of Abu Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah (Caravan)

The expedition of Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah to the tribe of Juhaynah, which was part of the Quraysh, who were the  arch-enemy of the Muslims. These people persecuted, and killed many Muslims, and continued to do so. Some have said that the aim of Ubaydah was to raid a caravan. This is an unsubstantiated claim…. Read More ›

Expedition Of Ka’b ibn ‘Umair Al-Ghifari

Islamic sources state that the Companions were sent out to do missionary work i.e., preaching the message of Islam, inviting people to Islam. When the Companions reached a place called Dhat Atla (Atlah), they encountered a lot of people, the Muslims started preaching and inviting people to Islam, instead of peacefully responding by declining the… Read More ›

The Expedition Of Shuja Ibn Wahb Al-Asadi

It is claimed by some that the expedition of Shuja ibn Wahb al-Asadi took place as a result that the Muslims wanted to steal stuff from the Banu Amir tribe. However, this not true. It is reported in our Islamic sources that one of the reasons Companions of the Prophet (p) were despatched, was a… Read More ›

Expedition Of Umar Ibn Al-Khatab To Turabah (Turba)

  The Prophet Muhammed (p) sent Umar Ibn Al-Khattab with thirty of his companions, against a branch of the Hawazin, at Turabah (Turbah). Umar Ibn Khattab travelled through the land in the night and hid in the day. When the Muslims arrived at the location, the Banu Hawazin all ran off, most probably received news… Read More ›

The Expedition Of Abu Musa Al-Ashari (Hunayn)

The expedition (sariyyah) of Abu Musa al-Ashari, took place as consequence of the league of tribes who had mobilized to attack the Muslim community. With the Muslims having the upper-hand at the battle of Hunayn, the enemy retreated to Awtas area to mobilize, attack and use this place for military purposes against the Muslims. While, Abu… Read More ›

The Expedition Of Uyainah Bin Hisn (Banu Tamim)

A Platoon was sent to deal with hostile Banu Tamim tribe. The Banu Tamim refused to pay tax , which was a crime against the state. This tax which is called ‘Jizya’ is levied on non-Muslims who were under the protection of the Muslim rule. This kind of compulsory tax was also levied on Muslims, Muslims themselves… Read More ›