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Expedition of Fadak

Expedition of Fadak
Date December 627AD in 8th month, 6AH
Location Fadak
Result *Banu Bakr tribe members flee
  • Muslims capture 500 camels and 2000 goats as booty[1][2]
Commanders and leaders
Ali ibn Abi Talib Wabr bin ‘Aleem
200 Unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown 1 captured[3]

Expedition of Fadak, also spelt Fidak, took place in December, 627AD, 6AH, 8th month of the Islamic Calendar [2][4][5]

Ali bin Abi Talib was dispatched as the Commander of a platoon to the habitation of Bani Sa‘d bin Bakr in a place called Fadak. Muhammad had received some intelligence that the Banu Bakr had rallied ranks to support the Jews of Khaybar.[1]

The Muslim fighters used to march in the day and lurk at night. On their way, they captured an enemy scout who admitted being sent to Khaibar tribe, to offer them support in return for their dates. ‘Ali and his companions raided their encampment, captured 500 camels and 2000 goats, but thr Banu Sa‘d bin Bakr tribe, with their chieftain Wabr bin ‘Aleem had fled away.[1][2][6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman Al (2005), The sealed nectar: biography of the Noble Prophet, Darussalam Publications, p. 395,   (online)
  2. ^ a b c Mufti M. Mukarram Ahmed (205). Encyclopaedia of Islam. Anmol Publications. pp. 228–229.  
  3. ^ Sa'd, Ibn (1967). Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir,By Ibn Sa'd,Volume 2. Pakistan Historical Society. p. 110.  
  4. ^ Abū Khalīl, Shawqī (2003). Atlas of the Quran. Dar-us-Salam. p. 242.  
  5. ^ Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here
  6. ^   (free online)
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