WikiIslam talk:Sandbox/Muhammad's Raids and Battles
List of Battles
Definition of a warmonger: militarist; a person who advocates war or warlike policies http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=warmonger
In less than 10 years (between 623 AD and 630 AD) Muslims fought at least 28 battles in the cause of Allah under the leadership of Muhammad.
623 Battle of Waddan  623 Battle of Safwan  623 Battle of Dul-'Ashir  624 Muhammad and converts begin raids on caravans to fund the movement. 624 Battle of Badr  Muhammad set out with an band of 314 Muslims reinforced by the Ansar to intercept a Meccan convoy en route from Syria to Mecca. The Meccans heard about this and mounted an counter interception from Mecca that is said to have been about 1,000 strong, although this number is suspect. Before the battle, the caravan was reported to have made it behind the Meccan force, and they could withdraw. An unknown number did, but others continued on for punitive reasons against the Muslims. The Muslims reached Badr first, and gained control of the water sources, so the Meccans would have to fight with limited water. The Meccans were defeated, losing seventy dead and seventy captured.  624 Battle of Bani Salim  624 Battle of Bani Qainuqa  624 Battle of Sawiq  624 Battle of Ghatfan  624 Battle of Bahran  625 Battle of Uhud  625 Battle of Humra-ul-Asad  625 Battle of Banu Nudair  625 Battle of Dhatur-Riqa  626 Battle of Badru-Ukhra  626 Battle of Dumatul-Jandal  626 Battle of Banu Mustalaq Nikah  627 Battle of Ahzab or Khandaq (Ditch or Trench)  627 Battle of Bani Quraiza  627 Battle of Bani Lahyan  627 Battle of Dhi Qard or Ghaiba  627 Battle of Khaybar  627 Battle of Wadiyul-Qura and Taim 
629 Battle of Muta  The first outright battle between Islam and the Byzantine Christians. Islamic missionaries were said to have been executed when sent to the non-Muslim Arabs living in Jordan., Muhammad dispatched an army of 3000 on a punitive expedition, which met a larger force of 100,000(?) Byzantines. The Muslims declined open battle, but the fighting was intense in the numerous skirmishes. The Muslims, seeing the battle was hopeless, attempted to disengage. Using tactical deception, the Muslims succeeded in disengaging, and returned to Medina, where they were berated for their cowardice.  630 Battle of Mecca and Conquest of Mecca  630 Battle of Hunayn or Autas or Hawazan  630 The Battle Of Ta'if  630 Battle of Tabuk 
--Natassia 10:21, 17 September 2009 (PDT)
wikipedia has some good information regarding the caravan raids