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Battle of Badr


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Battle fought in 624 by Muhammad and followers against the larger Meccan army led by Abu Sufyan. Seen as a symbol of the victory of Islam over polytheism and unbelief and as a demonstration of divine guidance and intervention on behalf of Muslims, even when outnumbered. Egyptians used “Operation Badr” as a code name for the 1973 Egyptian-Israeli war.

Subjects: Islam.


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