Chapter

The Surge

Russ Rodgers

in The Generalship of Muhammad

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037660
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043104 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037660.003.0007
The Surge

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Muhammad successfully exploited the failure of the Quraysh to conquer Madinah and destroy the Muslim movement. Chapter 6 examines the methods Muhammad used in a large series of raids and his decision to make his adopted son Zayd bin Harithah a key leader in these raids. Consideration is given to Muhammad's first effort to gain dominance over the Jewish enclave of Khaybar to the north and to the ways he handled growing dissension within the Muslim community, particularly how he punished those who submitted to Islam but then turned against the movement. The chapter concludes with Muhammad's attempt, while ostensibly on a pilgrimage, to push 1,500 of his men into Makkah. This effort was thwarted by the Quraysh and led to the treaty of al-Hudaybiyah.

Keywords: Zayd bin Harithah; raids; Khaybar; dissension; al-Hudaybiyah

Chapter.  10607 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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