The Battles of Medina

The Battles of Medina

In the year 622 A.D., the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) fled to the northern city of Medina because of the Quraysh’s assassination attempts on his life. The leaders of Medina had heard about the Prophet’s (ṣ) justice and had invited him to the city to help resolve their...
A Safe Haven in Persecution

A Safe Haven in Persecution

It was the year 622 A.D. when the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) fled from Mecca, north to the city of Medina. As the Prophet (ṣ) had lost his sole patrons and protectors, most notably Abū Ṭālib (ʿa), he could no longer live in the city in light of the plots of the leaders of...
Islam’s Early Difficulties

Islam’s Early Difficulties

The year 619 AD had been a very difficult year for the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) in which he lost two of his closest family members and protectors. This year was known as ʿĀm ul-Ḥuzn (The Year of Sorrows). The first to pass from this world was his beloved wife of 25 years,...
Lady Khadījah: Princess of Mecca

Lady Khadījah: Princess of Mecca

Khadījah bint Khuwaylid (ʿa) was born in the year 68 before Hijra (555 AD) and died in the year 3 AH (620 AD) in Mecca, modern day Saudi Arabia. She was the first wife of the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) and the first female to accept Islam. She was also the mother of the...