Third Expedition of Wadi al Qura

Third Expedition of Wadi al Qura

Third Expedition of Wadi al Qura
Date May 628AD, 2nd month of 7AH
Location Wadi al Qura
Result * Successful siege
  • Jews surrender and Mohammed captures their land and booty[1][2]
Commanders and leaders
Mohammed Unknown
Unknown Entire tribe (unknown)
Casualties and losses
1 killed[3] 11 killed[4]

Third Expedition of Wadi al Qura, also known as the Campaign of Wadi al Qura[5] or Ghazwah of Wadi al Qura[6] took place in June 628 AD, 2nd month of 7AH, of the Islamic calendar.[6][7]

The operation was successful and the siege lasted 2 days before the Jews surrendered and accepted Mohammed's terms similar the Jews in the Battle of Khaybar and in the Conquest of Fidak.[1][2]

This was the 3rd Expedition in Wadi al Qura, the 1st Expedition and 2nd Expedition in Wadi al Qura took place 1 year earlier.


  • Siege of Wadi al Qura 1
  • Primary sources 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4

Siege of Wadi al Qura

After the [8]

So Mohammed laid siege on the Jewish settlement, the Muslims attacked the Jews. The Jews resisted for 1 or 2 days then they surrendered on similar terms like the Jews of Khaybar and Fadak.[2]

The first of their champions (best fighters) came out and was slain by [8]

Their land was conquered, and a lot of booty fell in the hands of the Muslims. [8][10]

After the surrender of the Jews at Wadi al-Qura, Muhammad established his full authority on all the Jewish tribes of Medina.[2]

Primary sources

The event is mention in the Sunni hadith collection Al-Muwatta[11] (compiled by Imam Malik, founder of the Maliki school of thought), it states:

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e The sealed nectar:,By Safi ur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri, Pg 442
  2. ^ a b c d The Life of Mahomet, by Sir William Muir, Pg 394
  3. ^ Tabari, Al (25 Sep 1990), The last years of the Prophet (translated by Isma’il Qurban Husayn), State University of New York Press, enumerating with them the expedition of Wadi al-Qura. He stated that he fought there with his slave Mid'am 
  4. ^ Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar, p. 238. (online)
  5. ^ Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, pg 180
  6. ^ a b List of Battles of Muhammad
  7. ^ The Life of Muhammad, By Muhammad Husayn Haykal, Published: Islamic Book Trust, Pg 398
  8. ^ a b c "than he started a fresh move towards Wadi Al-Qura...",
  9. ^ When The Moon Split, By Safi ur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri, Pg 237
  10. ^ Za'd Al-Ma'ad 2/146, 147, as referenced in the "Sealed nectar",By Safi ur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri, Pg 442
  11. ^ Al-Muwatta, 21 13.25