The Battle of Badar
The first battle between the believers of truth (Islam) and the forces of
evil was fought on the battle field of Badar, 60 miles from Madinah
towards Makkah. On one side stood a small group of 313 men of whom merely
60 of them wore armour, while facing them was arranged an army of one
thousand warriors well armed and equipped. The believers had the strength
of their Faith in Allah and His Prophet. They knew that Truth must prevail
and falsehood must be destroyed. Thus it was this very Faith which brought
about the Miracle and Truth did triumph.
Battle of Ehzaab
Abu Sufyan had succeeded in
forming a military alliance composed of the Jews and various tribes of the
Arabs. The news of this great army was brought to the Holy Prophet (peace
be upon him). He called a meeting of His Companions. On the suggestion of
Hazrat Salman Farsi, a trench of a depth of five cubits and width of more
than ten cubits was dug, all around. The ten thousand strong army of
Quresh tried to cross it for 25 days but in-vain. At last, the army began
to defect and Abu Sufyan was forced to lead it back to Makkah in utter
Battle of Ohud
Ohud is a hill near Madinah.
The famous battle of Ohud was fought in the valley of this hill. The
non-believers from Quresh, invaded Madinah with an army of three thousand,
in the third year of Hijra.
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) with his 700 worthy companions fought
the battle and like all such occasions, in this battle too, the Faith of
the Muslims for Allah and love for His Prophet (peace be upon him) gave
them strength to defend themselves inspite of lack of numbers and
inferiority of equipment.
This Cave, the sanctum of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),
the place of His devotions and meditations and the sacred spot where the
Holy Quran began to be revealed. The Cave is situated on mount Al-Noor on
way to Mina near Makkah and its peak is visible from a great distance.
Muhammad (peace be upon him) had jus stepped into the forty-first year of
his life, when during a night in the month of Ramadan the first 5 verses
of the Surah Al-Alaque were Revealed to him.
This Mosque is situated in
Madinah. In the beginning the Muslims offered their prayers facing in the
direction of "Baitul-Maqdis" (Jerusalem). Once during the second
year of Hijrah the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was leading the
prayers on this mosque, at Banu Salma, when Allah's command came to turn
from then on towards The KAABA. So the Mosque came to be called as
Masjid-e-Qiblahtain, or the Mosque of two Qiblahs.
Birth Place of The
The Holy Prophet (peace be
upon him) was born on the early morning of Monday the 12th of
Rabi-ul-Awwal (April 3rd, 571 AD) in Makkah. He was named Muhammad (the
Praised one, peace be upon him) by his grand-father Abdul Muttalib. The
ravages of time have destroyed the original building but the place is the
same where stood Abdullah's house the father of the Holy Prophet (peace be
upon him), who belonged to the family of Hashim the noblest tribe of the
clan of Quresh.