Expedition of Qutbah ibn Amir

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Expedition of Qutbah ibn Amir
Date August 630 AD, 9AH, 2nd month, of the Islamic Calendar[1][2][3]
Location Khath’am region
Result
  • Large casualties on both sides
  • Camel, goats captured as war booty. Some women taken prisoners[4][5][6]
Commanders and leaders
Qutbah ibn Amir Unknown
Strength
20 Unknown
Casualties and losses
Many killed

Many wounded

Many Killed

Many Wounded[7][8][9]

The Expedition of Qutbah ibn Amir,[10] against the Banu Khath'am tribe, took place in August 630 AD, 9AH, 2nd month, of the Islamic Calendar.[11][12] [13]

Expedition[edit]

In 9AH, August 630 AD, Muhammad sent Qutbah ibn Amir to carry out a raid against the Khath'am tribe. Qutbah ibn Amir was accompanied by 20 men with 10 camels. Qutbah raided the inhabitants while they were asleep and killed many of them.[14] A large amount of people from both sides were killed.

They also captured a large number of camels and goats, as well as some women. All the war booty was brought back to Madinah.[15][16]

According to Muslim sources, the inhabitants then regrouped and chased the Muslims, but because of flooding in the area, the Muslims managed to escape.[17]

Islamic sources[edit]

Primary sources[edit]

The event is also mentioned by Muslim Scholar Ibn Sa'd in his book "Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir", as follows:

Secondary sources[edit]

The Muslim scholar Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya wrote about the event in his biography of Muhammad as follows:

Hadith literature[edit]

This Expedition took place in the Khath’am region.[20][21] Sunan Abu Dawood, 14:2639 mentions that Muhammad sent an expedition to Khath'am

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abū Khalīl, Shawqī (2003). Atlas of the Quran . Dar-us-Salam. ISBN 978-9960-897-54-7. 
  2. ^ Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 269 
  3. ^ Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here
  4. ^ Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 269 
  5. ^ The Sealed Nectar, Text Version, Witness-Pioneer.com
  6. ^ Zaad al-Ma'ad 3/514, as referenced at Islamqa.com
  7. ^ Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 269 
  8. ^ The Sealed Nectar, Text Version, Witness-Pioneer.com
  9. ^ Zaad al-Ma'ad 3/514, as referenced at Islamqa.com
  10. ^ Abu Khalil, Shawqi (1 March 2004). Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks. Dar-us-Salam. p. 229. ISBN 978-9960-897-71-4. 
  11. ^ Abū Khalīl, Shawqī (2003). Atlas of the Quran. Dar-us-Salam. ISBN 978-9960-897-54-7. 
  12. ^ Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 269 
  13. ^ Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here
  14. ^ Zaad al-Ma'ad 3/514, as referenced at Islamqa.com
  15. ^ Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 269 
  16. ^ The Sealed Nectar, Text Version, Witness-Pioneer.com
  17. ^ Zaad al-Ma'ad 3/514, as referenced at Islamqa.com
  18. ^ Ibn Sa'd, Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir, Volume 2, Pg 200
  19. ^ Zaad al-Ma'ad 3/514, as referenced at Islamqa.com
  20. ^ Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 269 
  21. ^ The Sealed Nectar, Text Version, Witness-Pioneer.com