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Invasion of Nejd

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Invasion of Nejd

Invasion of Nejd
Date October, 625 AD
Location Nejd
Result *Muhammad successfully carries out invasion to deter the Banu Muhareb and Beni Thaalabah tribe[1]
Muslims Bedouin tribes

The Invasion of Nejd, happened in Rabi‘ Ath-Thani or Jumada Al-Ula, 4 A.H i.e. in October, 625 AD.[2]

Muhammad led his fighters to Nejd to scare off some tribes he believed had suspicious intentions.[1]

Some scholars say the [1][3]


  • Background and Invasion 1
  • Expedition of Dhatur Riqa 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4

Background and Invasion

After the Invasion of Banu Nadir, resulting in the expulsion of the Banu Nadir Jews, Muhammad stayed in Medina for two months. Then he received the news that certain tribes of Banu Ghatafan were assembling at Dhat al Riqa with suspicious purposes. The Ghatafan were an Arabian tribe, descended from Qais.

Meanwhile, the Muslim scouting groups reported building up of bedouin troops of Bani Muharib and Tha‘labah of Ghatfan around Madinah. According to the [1][3]

Expedition of Dhatur Riqa

In the context of these invasions, a significant expedition known as the Dhat Ar-Riqa campaign which some scholars claim, took place in Najd (a large area of tableland in the Arabian Peninsula) in Rabi‘ Ath-Thani or Jumada Al-Ula, 4 A.H. They substantiate their claim by saying that it was strategically necessary to carry out this campaign in order to quell the rebellious bedouins in order to meet the exigencies of the agreed upon encounter with the polytheists, i.e. minor Badr Battle in Sha‘ban, 4 A.H.

The most authentic opinion according to "Saifur Rahman al Mubararakpuri", however, is that Dhat Ar-Riqa‘ campaign took place after the fall of Khaibar (and not as part of the Invasion of Nejd). This is supported by the fact that [1][3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e “The Invasion of Najd”, Witness (online version of The Sealed Nectar)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ a b c Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 192 
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