Nakhla (Saudi Arabia)

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Nakhlah
نَخْلَة

Wādī Nakhlah[1]
وَادِي نَخْلَة
Nakhlah نَخْلَة is located in Saudi Arabia
Nakhlah نَخْلَة
Nakhlah
نَخْلَة
Location of Nakhlah
Nakhlah نَخْلَة is located in Middle East
Nakhlah نَخْلَة
Nakhlah
نَخْلَة
Nakhlah
نَخْلَة (Middle East)
Nakhlah نَخْلَة is located in Asia
Nakhlah نَخْلَة
Nakhlah
نَخْلَة
Nakhlah
نَخْلَة (Asia)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 22°29′51.8″N 39°53′50.9″E / 22.497722°N 39.897472°E / 22.497722; 39.897472
Country Saudi Arabia
RegionMakkah Region
Government
 • MayorOsama al-Bar
 • Provincial GovernorKhalid bin Faisal Al Saud
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)

Wādī Nakhlah (Arabic: وَادِي نَخْلَة‎) is an area in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia between the cities of Mecca and Ta'if, which serves as a boundary for the Islamic Ḥaram of Mecca.[1]

History[edit]

During the era of the Islamic Nabi (Prophet) Muhammad, a successful military operation was carried out here, known as the "Nakhla Raid".[2][3]:218 The Nakhla Raid was the seventh Caravan Raid, and the first successful raid against the Meccans. It took place in Rajab 2 A.H. (January 624 C.E.). The commander was 'Abdullah ibn Jahsh al-Asadi,[3]:218[4] whom Muhammad dispatched to Nakhlah as the head of 12 Emigrants with six camels.[5]:126, 129[6][7][a]

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  1. ^ This book[8] contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2011-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link).

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