List of battles fought during Ramadan by Muslims

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This is a list of battles fought during Ramadan by Muslim people.

  • 624 - Battle of Badr. Versus the Makkan idolaters. "The great Battle of Badr", was the first battle between Muslims and non-Muslims.
  • 627 - The Battle of the Trench. Muslims trained for this battle during Ramadan, though it occurred in the following month of Shawal.
  • 630 - Battle of Tabouk (also called the Battle of Tabuk). The soldiers of Islam, under the leadership of Muhammad, established a training and fighting camp in Tabouk during the month of fasting, the Byzantine army shown no aggression so the Muslims returned peacefully without fighting.
  • 653 - Conquest of Rhodes.
  • 710 - Muslims led by Tariq ibn Ziyad, invaded Spanish southern frontier cities on the Andalusian coast defeating King Roderick. They stayed for eight hundred years, disseminating Islam.
  • 1099 - Battle of Ascalon. Took place on 22 Ramadan (August 12), the newfound crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem defeated Fatimid Caliphate Egypt.
  • 1187 - Battle of Hattin. Took place at dawn—after the Night of Power (Lailat ul-Qadr) (or "Night of Destiny"). Sultan Saladin (Salah Al-Din Al-Ayubi) wiped out the Frankish army and went on to reclaim Jerusalem for Islam. The battle took place on July 4.
  • 1260 - Battle of Ain Jalut. Qutuz defeated the Mongols in Palestine.
  • 1962 to 1970 - North Yemen Civil War. Fighting continued through nine Ramadans.
  • 1973 - Ramadan War (Elsewhere known as the Yom Kippur War). Egypt and Syria launched an attack on Sinai Peninsula which had been captured and occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • 1975 to 1990 - Lebanon's civil war. Fighting took place over the course of seventeen Ramadans.
  • 1981 - Iran rejected Iraqi offers for a Ramadan cease-fire.
  • 1982 - Iran launched an attack on Iraq that they explicitly called "Operation Ramadan."
  • 1986 - Christian forces called for a Ramadan cease-fire, which lasted two weeks.
  • 1987 - Iran again rejected Iraqi offers for a Ramadan cease-fire.
  • 1987 to 1993 - The first Palestinian Intifada was waged over six Ramadans.
  • 1990s - There were at least 20 examples of Ramadan violence by Muslims during the Algerian civil war.
  • 2000 - Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee stated that India would initiate a unilateral cease-fire in observance of the holy month of Ramadan as a step towards peace in Kashmir. Nonetheless, widespread fighting continued between Indian forces and the guerrillas in Jammu-Kashmir.
  • 2003 to 2007 - Iraq War. Fighting took place over the course of four Ramadans.[clarification needed]