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Al Kudr Invasion

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Al Kudr Invasion

Al Kudr Invasion
Date 623, 2 AH
Location Al Kudr
Result Muslim victory:
  • Banu Salim tribe members all flee
  • 500 camels of the Banu Salim, taken by Muhammad as war booty [1]
Muslims Banu Salim tribe
Commanders and leaders
Muhammad[1] None
Unknown Unknown

The expedition against the Banu Salim tribe, also known as the Al Kudr Invasion[2] occurred directly after the Battle of Badr in the year 2 A.H of the Islamic calendar. The expedition was ordered by Muhammad after he received intelligence that the Banu Salim were planning to invade Madina.[1]

This was Muhammad's first intereaction with the people of Bahrain. He had gotten news that some tribes were amassing an army on march from Bahrain.[3][4]

So Muhammad responded by launching a pre-emptive strike against their base in Al Kudr, which was a watering place at the time.[5] When the tribe heard of this, they fled. Muhammad captured 500 of their camels from the raid, and distributed it between his fighters. He also kept a fifth of the spoils.[3][4][6][7]

This event is mentioned in Ibn Hisham's biography of Muhammad, and other historical books .[2][8] Modern secondary sources which mention this, include the award winning book,[9] Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar)[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman (2002), When the Moon Split, DarusSalam, p. 159 
  2. ^ a b c Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman Al (2005), The sealed nectar: biography of the Noble Prophet, Darussalam Publications, p. 280,  
  3. ^ a b Yahiya Emerick, Critical Lives: Muhammad, p. 185, Penguin, 2002
  4. ^ a b Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar, p. 147. (online)
  5. ^ Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar, p. 204. (online)
  6. ^ Haykal, Husayn (1976), The Life of Muhammad, Islamic Book Trust, p. 267,  
  7. ^   (online)
  8. ^ List of Battles of Muhammad
  9. ^ Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum - The Sealed Nectar. Dar-us-Salam Publications. (archive)
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