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Battle of Uḥud

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Battle fought in 625 against Muslims by Meccan forces seeking revenge for the Muslim victory in the Battle of Badr. Muhammad was injured and seventy of his followers and allies were killed....

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Uḥud, Battle of

Nader Entessar.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 605 words.

The battle of Uḥud was one of the early major battles between the new Muslim community and its enemies on

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Battle of Uḥud

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Battle fought in 625 against Muslims by Meccan forces seeking revenge for the Muslim victory in the Battle of Badr. Muhammad was injured and seventy of his followers and allies were killed....

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Uhud, Battle of

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 48 words.

Battle fought in 625 against Muslims by Meccan forces seeking revenge for the Muslim victory in the Battle of Badr.

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Uhud, Battle of

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 62 words.

The second confrontation between *Muhammad and his followers and their pagan opponents from *Mecca, which took place

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Zaynab bint al-Khuzaymah

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 64 words.

Married the Prophet Muhammad after the death of her husband at the Battle of Uhud in 625. She died

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Abu Sufyan

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Wealthy and powerful seventh-century leader of Mecca and tribe of Quraysh. Led caravan that fought and was defeated by forces of Muhammad in the Battle of Badr. Also led forces opposed to...

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Zaynab bint al-Khuzaymah

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(d. 625)

Married the Prophet Muhammad after the death of her husband at the Battle of Uhud in 625. She died after only eight (according to some versions, three) months of marriage...

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Banu al-Nadir

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Jewish tribe of Medina. Contributed significantly to Medinan economy. Entered into a pact with Muhammad known as the Constitution of Medina. Besieged and expelled after the Battle of Uhud...

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Hamzah ibn Abd al-Muttalib

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Muhammad's paternal uncle. Held a reputation as the bravest, strongest, and best warrior of the Quraysh tribe. Converted to Islam and offered protection to Muhammad and Muslims from the...

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Hind bint Abi Umayya

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(d. 679)

Better known as Umm Salama. Meccan aristocrat. Emigrated to Abyssinia with her first husband, who died of wounds sustained at the Battle of Uhud (625). Became a wife of...

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From Elation to Despair

Russ Rodgers.

in The Generalship of Muhammad

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 11049 words.

Chapter 4 studies the various ways Muhammad exploited his victory at Badr. Using a minor incident as pretext, he expelled the Banu al-Qaynuqa, one of the Jewish tribes, from Madinah. He...

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The Family of 'Imran

in The Qur'an

January 2005; p ublished online November 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam. 6589 words.

A Medinan sura which takes its title from the family of Imran mentioned in verse 33. It begins by emphasizing that the Quran confirms the earlier scriptures and goes on to say later that...

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The Gathering [of Forces]

in The Qur'an

January 2005; p ublished online November 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam. 1094 words.

A Medinan sura, the bulk of which is taken to refer to the Jewish clan of Banu al-Nadir, who originally agreed with the Prophet that they would fight neither for nor against him, yet, after...

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The Use of Force under Islamic Law

Niaz A. Shah.

in European Journal of International Law

February 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 12298 words.

This article focuses on the use of force under Islamic law, i.e., jus ad bellum. Islamic law allows the use of force in self-defence and in defence of those who are oppressed...

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