World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Raid of Amr ibn al-As

Article Id: WHEBN0031710387
Reproduction Date:

Title: Raid of Amr ibn al-As  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Raid of Sa'd ibn Zaid al-Ashhali, Suwa', Caravan raids, Conquest of Fadak, Expedition of Abdullah ibn Rawaha
Collection: 630 in Asia, Campaigns Ordered by Muhammad
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Raid of Amr ibn al-As

Raid of Amr ibn al-As
Date January 630 AD, 8AH[1][2]
Location Ruhat
Result *Suwa idol worshipped by Banu Hudhail is demolished
Commanders and leaders
Amr ibn al-As Unknown

The raid of Amr ibn al-As,[3] to Ruhat, took place in January 630 AD, 8AH, 9th month, of the Islamic Calendar.[4][5][6]


  • Raid to demolish Suwa 1
  • Islamic Primary sources 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4

Raid to demolish Suwa

In the same month the idol al-Uzza was demolished by Khalid ibn al-Walid, ‘Amr bin Al-‘As was sent on an errand to destroy another idol, worshipped by Banu Hudhail, called Suwa‘. It used to stand at a distance of three kilometres from Makkah.

On a question posed by the door-keeper, ‘Amr said he had been ordered by Muhammad to knock down the idol. The man warned ‘Amr that he would not be able to do it. ‘Amr approached the idol and destroyed it, then he broke the casket beside it but found nothing. The man immediately embraced Islam.[7]

Islamic Primary sources

The event is also mentioned by the Muslim Scholar Ibn Sa'd in his book "Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir", as follows:

See also


  1. ^ List of Battles of Muhammad
  2. ^ Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Pg226
  3. ^ Abu Khalil, Shawqi (1 March 2004). Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks. Dar-us-Salam. p. 226.  
  4. ^ List of Battles of Muhammad
  5. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg256
  6. ^ "Later, in the same month, ‘Amr bin Al-‘As was sent ",
  7. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg256
  8. ^ Ibn Sa'd, Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir, Volume 2, Pg 181
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.