Nakhla (Saudi Arabia)

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Nakhla is an area in Saudi Arabia between Mecca and Ta'if. During the era of the Islamic prophet Muhammad a military operation was carried out here. It was the first successful Muslim military operation known as the Nakhla Raid.[1][2]

The Nakhla Raid was the seventh Caravan Raid and the first successful raid against the Meccans. Abdullah ibn Jahsh was the Commander.[2][3]

It took place in Rajab 2 A.H., i.e. January 624 C.E. Muhammad despatched ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh Asadi to Nakhlah at the head of 12 Emigrants with six camels.[4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ Al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman (2002), When the Moon Split, DarusSalam, p. 148, ISBN 9789960897288
  2. ^ a b Haykal, Husayn (1976), The Life of Muhammad, Islamic Book Trust, p. 218, ISBN 978-983-9154-17-7
  3. ^ Nakhla Raid, 2008
  4. ^ Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar (Free Version), p. 126
  5. ^ Nakhla Raid Quran Verse, 2008
  6. ^ Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010), The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic), Islamic Book Trust, ISBN 9781453537855Note: Book 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)
  7. ^ Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman Al (2005), The sealed nectar: biography of the Noble Prophet, Darussalam Publications, p. 245, ISBN 978-9960-899-55-8