Persecution of Muslims by Meccans

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In the early days of Islam at Mecca, the new Muslims were often subjected to abuse and persecution.[citation needed]


Sumayyah bint Khabbab, and her husband Yasir were tortured to death by Abu Jahl.[1][2]

Muhammad was protected somewhat by the influence of his family, but even he was subjected to such abuse as having the entrails of a camel thrown on him by Abu Lahab, while he was praying near the Kaaba, and Abu Lahab's wife Umm Jamil would regularly dump filth outside his door.[3]

Migration age[edit]

7 BH (614–615 CE)[edit]

6 BH (615–616 CE)[edit]

In 6 BH (616 CE) almost one hundred Muslims made a second migration back to Abyssinia where they stayed protected.[citation needed] After the Muslims in Arabia had migrated to Medina in AH 7 (628/629) and attained security, the Muslims in Abyssinia migrated back to Arabia and reunited with them in Medina [4] after six years absence.

5 BH (616–617 CE)[edit]

The Meccan boycott of the Hashemites by the Quraish was proclaimed in 617.[citation needed]

3 BH (618–619 CE)[edit]

Main article: Year of Sorrow

2 BH (619–620 CE)[edit]

Post Migration age and response[edit]

Invasion of Safwan[edit]

Main article: Invasion of Safwan

Muhammad ordered an attack to pursue Kurz bin Jabir Al-Fihri.

Invasion of Sawiq[edit]

Main article: Invasion of Sawiq

Muhammad ordered Muslims to pursue Abu Sufyan for killing 2 Muslims and burning a corn field[3][additional citation needed]

List of Specific Recorded Instances[edit]

Slaves who were Muslims[edit]



Free Muslims[edit]


  1. ^ Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. pp. 79–80. ISBN 978-0946621330. 
  2. ^ Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah. Translated by Guillaume, A. (1955). The Life of Muhammad, p. 145. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ a b Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar, pp.150-151. (online)
  4. ^ a b c d The Sealed Nectar The Second ‘Aqabah Pledge on
  5. ^ a b c d e "Islam's Holy Prophet Muhammad - The Millennium Biography of Muhammad The Prophet of Allah - Chapter 30: Persecution". Archived from the original on 21 April 2005. 
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