Battle of Uhud• The battle of Uhud was a battle between the early Muslims and their Quraish Meccan enemies • The Meccans started marching out from from Mecca toward Medina on 10 December 624 AD• Date: Saturday, 22 December 624 AD • Location: At the valley located in front of Mount Uhud. • Result: Many Muslims were killed and the battle was considered a setback for Muslims. Muslims received significant losses however Meccans failed to take Medina• Muslims of Medina were against Quraish of Mecca• Army of Muslims of Medina: 700 infantry, 50 archers, 4 cavalry• Army of Quraish of Mecca: 3,000 infantry, 3,000 camels, 200 cavalry• Casualties of Muslims of Medina: 70-75 killed• Casualties of Quraish of Mecca: 22-37• Many Muslims were killed and even Muhammed himself was badly injured• The Meccans did not pursue the Muslims further, but marched back to Mecca declaring victoryBattle of Badr• The Battle of Badr was fought on Tuesday, 13 March 624 CE • This was a battle of the Muslims of Medina against Quraish of Mecca• Army of the Muslims of Medina: 313 infantry and cavalry, 2 horses and 70 camels• Army of Quraish of Mecca: 950 infantry and cavalry, 100 horses and 170 camels• Casualties of Muslims of Medina: 14 killed• Casualties of Quraish of Mecca: 70 killed and 70 prisoners• The battle has been passed down in Islamic History as Muhammad being a strategic genius• Muhammed’s well-disciplined force broke The Meccan lines, killing several important Quraishi leaders including the Muslim’s Chief antagonist Abu Jahl.• The Muslim Victory strengthened Muhammed’s position as leader of the often fractious community in Medina?Battle of the Trench• The battle of the Trench also known as the Battle of theConfederates• January-Febraury 627• It was a 30 day long siege of Medina by Arab and Jewish tribes.• Location: Surrounding perimeter of Medina• Army of the Muslims: 3,000 men• Army of the Confederates: 10,000 men 600 horses and some camels• Casualties of the Muslims: Low• Casualties of the Confederates: Extremely High• Efforts to defeat the Muslims failed as they cooperated extremely well and were well organized defenders which ended the attack to the city from the south• Islam became influential in the region• As a consequence, the Muslim army besieged the area of the Banu Qurayza tribe, leading to their surrender and enslavement or execution • The defeat caused the Meccans to lose their trade and much of their prestige• Result: Failure of siege, decisive Muslim victory.
The withdrawal of the confederate tribesBattle of Khaybar• The battle of Khaybar was fought in the year 628 between The Muslims and The Jews living in the oasis of Khaybar which is located 150 kilometers from Medina• Date: May/June 628• Location: Khaybar• Muslim Army: 1600 men• Jews of Khaybar Oasis army: Khaybar 10,000 men Banu Ghatafan 4,000 • Casualties of Muslim army: Fewer than 20 killed and 50 wounded• Casualties of Jews of Khaybar Oasis: 93 killed• As Muslims were hungry the Muslim army decided to cook and eat horses and donkeys. The Muslim army had eaten those meats. Muhammed didn’t see the men were at the point of starvation to allow it. Muhammed then determined that the eating of horse, mule, and donkey meat was forbidden and made the exception that one can eat forbidden foods so long as scarcity leaves them no other option.