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Seerah 40: Minor Ghazawat – Umrah – the Battle Mutah

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July 25, 2020

Having subdued two powerful sides of the Confederates coalition, the Prophet (ﷺ) started preparations to discipline the third party, i.e. the desert Bedouins, who took Najd for habitation, and continued in their usual practices of looting and plundering. Unlike the Jews of Khaibar and people of Makkah, they had a liking for living in the wilderness dispersed in scattered spots, hence the difficulty of bringing them under control, and the futility of carrying out deterrent campaigns against them. However, the Prophet (ﷺ) was determined to put an end to this unacceptable situation and called the Muslims around him to get ready to launch a decisive campaign against those harassing rebels.

When Dhul Qa’da month approached towards the close of the seventh year A.H., the Prophet (ﷺ) ordered his people, and the men who witnessed Al-Hudaibiyah Truce Treaty in particular, to make preparations to perform ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage).

The Battle of Mu’tah was the most significant and the fiercest battle during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ), a preliminary and a prelude to the great conquests of the land of the Christians.

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