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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 [1] 623 Battle of Safwan [1] 623 Battle of Dul-'Ashir [1] 624 Muhammad and converts begin raids on caravans to fund the movement. 624 Battle of Badr [1] 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. [2] 624 Battle of Bani Salim [1] 624 Battle of Bani Qainuqa [1] 624 Battle of Sawiq [1] 624 Battle of Ghatfan [1] 624 Battle of Bahran [1] 625 Battle of Uhud [1] 625 Battle of Humra-ul-Asad [1] 625 Battle of Banu Nudair [1] 625 Battle of Dhatur-Riqa [1] 626 Battle of Badru-Ukhra [1] 626 Battle of Dumatul-Jandal [1] 626 Battle of Banu Mustalaq Nikah [1] 627 Battle of Ahzab or Khandaq (Ditch or Trench) [1] 627 Battle of Bani Quraiza [1] 627 Battle of Bani Lahyan [1] 627 Battle of Dhi Qard or Ghaiba [1] 627 Battle of Khaybar [1] 627 Battle of Wadiyul-Qura and Taim [1]

629 Battle of Muta [1] 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. [2] 630 Battle of Mecca and Conquest of Mecca [1] 630 Battle of Hunayn or Autas or Hawazan [1] 630 The Battle Of Ta'if [1] 630 Battle of Tabuk [1]

[1] Verify them here: http://www.easyislam.com/chronology_of_events_in_the_life_of_muhammad.asp [2] http://calculatedrisk.blogtownhall.com/2008/10/05/the_peaceful_muslim_expansion.thtml

--Natassia 10:21, 17 September 2009 (PDT)

wikipedia has some good information regarding the caravan raids