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Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha (Wadi al-Qura)

Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha (Wadi al-Qura)
Date November 627AD, 7th month 6AH
Location Wadi al-Qura
Result Ambush, 9 Muslims killed[1]
Commanders and leaders
Zayd ibn Harithah Unknown
12 Unknown
Casualties and losses
9 killed[1] Unknown

Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha to Wadi al-Qura took place in November, 627AD, 7th month of 6AH of the Islamic calendar.[2][3]

Wadi al-Qura was an oasis, about 7 miles from Medina. Zaid set out with 12 men to survey this area and to monitor the movements of enemies of Muhammad.[1]

However, the inhabitants in this area were unfriendly to Zaid. The people there attacked the Muslims, killed 9 of them, while the rest including Zaid bin Haritha managed to escape.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman Al (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 206  (online)
  2. ^ Abū Khalīl, Shawqī (2003). Atlas of the Quran. Dar-us-Salam. p. 242.  
  3. ^ 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
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