Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha (Al-Jumum)

Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha (Al-Jumum)

Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha in Al-Jumum
Date September 627AD, 4th month 6AH
Location al Jumum
Result Successful raid, lots of booty captured [1]
Commanders and leaders
Zayd ibn Harithah Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
0 Unknown number captured

Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha in al-Jumum took place in September, 627AD, 6AH of the Islamic calendar[2]

Zayd ibn Harithah was the freed slave and the adopted son of Muhammad. A platoon, under the leadership of Zaid bin Haritha, was sent to Al Jumum, the habitation of Banu Salim, in the same year. A group of Non-Muslims where captured.[3][4] A woman from Banu Muzaina was also captured, and she showed them the way to the enemy’s camp. There the Muslims took some captives and gained a lot of booty. Later on, Muhammad granted the woman her freedom and married her to one of his followers.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Saifur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 205  (online)
  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. ^ Uri Rubin (1998), The Life of Muḥammad, Ashgate, p. 223,  
  4. ^ University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies (1957), Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Volume 19, The School, p. 275, 'Uqba referring to al-Jamum, on the authority of al-Zuhri, simply says : ' the Messenger of God sent Zayd b. Haritha on the raid to al-Jamum and Zayd obtained goats and sheep and captured a group of unbelievers