• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Islamiyat Assignment

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Islamiyat Assignment The Expedition of Khyber Typed and presented by : Abdullah Ezadin Typed and presented to : Sir Hafiz Ibrahim Date: 15th of Feb 2003 Introduction: The expedition of Khyber was set out by the Prophet Muhammad towards the end of the month of Muharram 7 AH. He set out of Medina for Khyber at the head of a small force of about one thousand four hundred poorly armed soldiers and a troop of two hundred horses between them. The Prophet allowed to come only those who had pledged allegiance to him under the tree. Allah Refers to them in the Quran and says: "Allah was well pleased with the believers when they were pledging allegiance to you under the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down Tranquility upon them, and rewarded them with a near victory and many spoils to take; and Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. (48: 18-19)" Also with them, Twenty women accompanied the army in order to care for the sick and wounded and to prepare food and supply water during the fighting. ...read more.

Middle

. They met the early workers of Khyber carrying their spades and baskets but when they saw the Messenger of Allah and the army, they cried, 'Muhammad with his army!' and fled. The Messenger of Allah said, "Allahu Akbar" and then he added, "Kharibat Khyber" (Khyber is destroyed). When we arrive in a community, it is a bad morning for those who have been warned.' The people of Khyber held a council of war. They were proud of their mountain citadels and their men were among the most expert marksmen of Arabia. They outwardly appeared as one whole; but their hearts were divided. Their greatest weakness was lack of unity. A Victorious General: The prophet attacked one fortress after another. The easier fortress fell one by one. The most powerful resistance which the army had to face was at a stronghold named Qamus. This belonged to Marhab.; a Jewish Chieftain. Every attack made here was repulsed. The Prophet said," 'Let the standard be taken by a man who loves Allah and His Messenger and he will conquer this fort.' ...read more.

Conclusion

Poisoned Meat: During the Khyber expedition, an attempt was made to poison the Messenger of Allah. A Jewess, Zaynab bint al-Harith, the wife of Sallam ibn Mishkam, presented him with roasted mutton, after coming to know that the Prophet liked the shoulder the best, she put a quantity of poison in it and took it to him. When he tasted it, he realized immediately that it was poisoned and spat it out. He summoned the Jews who gathered round and asked them, 'Will you be truthful about something I will ask of you? 'They said, 'Yes. 'Did you put poison in this mutton?' 'Yes. 'What made you do it?' 'If you were false,' they said, 'we would get rid of you. But if you are really a Prophet, the poison would not harm you. Zaynab was then brought to the Messenger of Allah. She confessed, 'I wanted to kill you. He answered, 'Allah would not give you power over me. His Companions asked, 'Shall we kill her?' 'No,' he said, and she was set free. However, when Bishr ibn al-Bara' ibn Ma'rur, who had also eaten some of the mutton, died a painful death, Zaynab was killed. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Islam section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Islam essays

  1. The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.).

    You serve instead of Allah only idols, and you only invent a lie. Lo! Those whom you serve instead of Allah own no provision for you. So seek your provision from Allah, and serve Him, and give thanks unto Him, (for) unto Him you will be brought back. (Koran xxix.

  2. Muhammed Ali - Fly like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee.

    Very few believed that Clay had a chance; Liston thought nothing of the loudmouth youngster and trained for a quick two-round fight (Jet). Liston did not know that he was to face an opponent who was too fast and untouchable for him.

  1. Death, through the eyes of a Muslim.

    Knower of all things secret and open: and He will tell you (the truth of) the things that you did!" [Al-Jumu'a:8]. So the one who runs away from death, either does not believe in the meeting of Allah (swt) and wishes to seek the greatest amount of pleasure in this world for as long as he can, and Allah (swt)

  2. UMARIt was the year of the famine. Umar took pains to ensure that adequate ...

    As the children ate to their fill and were satisfied they smiled the smile of happiness. Seeing the destitute children smile Umar also felt happy. Umar enquired of the lady whether there was none to support. She said that the father of the children had died, and there was no body to support.

  1. The mosques are the most important centres in any Muslim community. From their Minbar ...

    the prohibition of joining the Kufr political process or Kufr British political parties. They also fail to address the situation of the Muslim Ummah globally except through a mere mention in du'a, and many will completely avoid the issue of working to re-establish Allah's (subhanahu wa ta'aala)

  2. Muhammad Ali. On January 17, 1942 - at about six thirty p.m. - ...

    The beginning of the final saw Clay in trouble. As the bout went on, he became stronger and after the last round Piertrzkowski's and Clay's trunks were covered with the Pole's blood. When returning to the USA, the gold medal winner - it hung around his neck - was welcomed enthusiastically.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work