Invasion of Dul Ashir
|Invasion of Dul Ashir|
|Muslims of Mecca||Quraysh Caravan|
|Commanders and leaders|
The Invasion of Dul Ashir occurred directly after the Invasion of Buwat in the year 2 A.H of the Islamic calendar in December 623. The expedition was ordered by Muhammad after he received intelligence that a caravan was heading to Syria. Therefore, Muhammad directed about 150-200 Muslims, who attempted to raid the caravan.But caravan left before the Muslims arrived.
They had thirty camels that they rode upon by turns. When they arrived at al-Usharayh, they expected to raid a rich Meccan caravan towards Syria led by Abu Sufyan. Muhammad already had the knowledge of this caravan’s departure from Mecca and waited for about a month for this caravan to pass. But the Meccan caravan had already passed.
In this operation, Muhammad entered into an alliance with Banu Madlaj, a tribe inhabiting the vicinity of al-Ushayra. He also concluded another treaty that was made with Banu Damrah previously.
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