Expedition of Ibn Abi Al-Awja Al-Sulami

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Expedition of Ibn Abi Al-Awja Al-Sulami
Date February 628 AD,10th Month 7AH
Location Najran and Turbah
Result
Commanders and leaders
Ibn Abi Al-Awja Al-Sulami Unknown
Strength
50 Entire tribe (unknown population)
Casualties and losses
Most Muslims killed (Ibn Awja wounded) Most enemies killed[5][6]

(2 captured)[7][8][9]

Expedition of Ibn Abi Al-Awja Al-Sulami[10] to Banu Sulaym took place in April 629 AD, 12th Month 8AH-1st Month 9AH, of the Islamic Calendar.[11][12]

Expedition[edit]

During the summer, many expeditions took place, some of them ending disastrously. A month after Muhammad returned from the pilgrimage (1st Umrah), he dispatched Ibn Abi Al-Awja Al-Sulami a group of 50 Muslims fighters to Banu Sulaym, demanding their allegiance to Islam. Banu Sulaym were a sister tribe of Banu Hawazin and inhabited the area of Najran and Turbah.

When Ibn Awja arrived in the Banu Sulaym area, he called them to convert to Islam. When the tribe refused, fighting erupted. Banu Sulaym fought back, and showered the Muslims with arrows and killed many of them. Ibn Awja was wounded and escaped to Medina with great difficulty. However, a year later, the Banu Sulaym embraced Islam and sent an embassy to submit themselves, as Muhammad was increasing his power.[13][14][15][16]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 93
  2. ^ "A platoon of 50 men led by Ibn Abi Al-‘Awja’ ", Witness-Pioneer.com
  3. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg244
  4. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 93
  5. ^ Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Pg212
  6. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 93
  7. ^ "A platoon of 50 men led by Ibn Abi Al-‘Awja’ ", Witness-Pioneer.com
  8. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg244
  9. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 93
  10. ^ Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Pg212
  11. ^ Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Pg212
  12. ^ List of Battles of Muhammad
  13. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 93
  14. ^ "A platoon of 50 men led by Ibn Abi Al-‘Awja’ ", Witness-Pioneer.com
  15. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg244
  16. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 93