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War & Peace in the Life of the Prophet
War & Peace in the Life of the Prophet
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Details:  War & Peace : In the Life of the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ,
*[A5] New Hardback Edition with Dustjacket  - 319 pages,
by Zakaria Bashier,
Published in the UK.


War and Peace in the Life of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, seeks to bring into sharper focus the relevance of the Prophets exemplary life in our times. In doing so, the misperception is allayed that Islam is inextricably linked with violence. That Islam preaches and practices the ideals of peaceful coexistence and freedom of faith is brought home with reference to the elucidation of the Qur’anic verses which allow Muslims to wage war, if necessary. The same truth is illustrated by analysing the Prophet's conduct in war and his measures for ensuring peace.

All the major battles in the early history of Islam are studied in the wider context of Islamic teachings on war and peace.

The theory put forward in this study [War & Peace in the Life of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him an grant him peace] is that peace and peaceful coexistence with people of other faiths is the rule and custom in Islamic shari'ah and Islamic way of life. Islam resorts to war only when it is compelled to defend itself against outside aggression.

Zakaria Bashier
obtained his BA and M.Litt in Philosophy from the Universities of Khartoum, Sudan and Durham, UK, respectively, and his Ph.D. on Islamic Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has also been the Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba, Sudan.


Table of Contents :

---Transliteration Table,
---Author's Introduction.

---Chapter [1]. From Oppression to Liberation,
------1. Prologue,
------2. Permission to Wage War,
------3. Military Expeditions (Saraya),
---------Hamzah's Expedition,
---------The Expedition of Sa'd ibn Abi al-Waqqas,
---------The Expedition of 'Abdullah ibn Jahsh,
---------The Qur'anic Revelation on the Nakhlah Incident,
------4. The Results of the Expeditions against the Quraysh,
------5. Expeditions led by the Prophet, ﷺ, in Person,
---------Results of the Expeditions led by the Prophet, ﷺ,
------6. Other Expeditions,
------7. The Final Outcome of these Expeditions (Saraya),
------8. The Philosophy of Fighting in Islam,
---------The Fight to Liberate the Oppressed,
---------Ayat al-Sayf (Verses of the Sword),
------9. The Verses of the Sword and the People of the Book,
------10. Epilogue : The Prophet, ﷺ, of Mercy & The Prophet of War,

---Chapter [2]. The Great Epic of Badr : An Astounding Victory of Islam,
------1. Badr; The First Taste of Decisive Victory,
------2. The Causes of Badr,
------3. How did the battle take place?
---------Al-Hubab's Objection to the Stationing of the Troops,
---------Shura and Equality,
---------How did the battle take place?
---------The Qur'ans Depiction of the Situation,
------4. Striking features of Badr,
------5. Why were the Quraysh defeated?
------6. What were the main results of Badr?
------7. The Aftermath of Badr,
---------The Captives Well-Treated,
---------Controversy Over the captives of Badr,
---------The Qur'an Comments on the Issue of War-Captives,
------8. Epilogue on Badr : A Concluding Note;
---------The Banners of Badr,
---------The Colours of Angels,
---------Quraysh in Dispute,
---------Bilal versus Umayyah ibn Khalaf,
---------Ukashah going forward to Paradise,
---------O' People of the Grave!
---------'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud versus Abu Jahl,
---------The Full Significance of Badr,
------9. Epilogue.

---Chapter [3]. The Battle of Uhud : A Temporary Setback,
------1. Prologue,
------2. Quraysh mourn their dead,
------3. The Jews of Banu Qaynuqa' break Covenant,
------4. The Pacification of Bedouins around Madinah,
----------The Pacification of the Banu Sulaym,
------5. The Muslim Blockade of the Western Caravan Route,
------6. The Makkah march to Uhud,
----------News of Quraysh's march reaches the Prophet, ﷺ,
----------The Prophet, ﷺ, holds a Shura Council,
----------The Muslim Army marches to Uhud,
----------Developments at al-Shaykhan,
------7. The Battle of Uhud ; Events of a Fearful Day,
------8. The Prophet, ﷺ, suffered serious wounds,
------9. The Muslims Defend the Prophet, ﷺ,
------10. Anas ibn al-Nadr,
------11. The Heroes of Uhud,
-----------The Prophet, ﷺ, Himself,
-----------The Story of Hanzalah (the Martyr washed by the Angels),
-----------The Story of Abu Dujanah : (The red-banded Hero),
------12. Epilogue : The Lessons of Uhud,
-----------Victory from Allah, Defeat from Satan,
-----------The Real Cause of the Defeat,
-----------God's Designs in Permitting the Defeat of Muslims,
-----------Martyrdom, The Highest Honour of the Day,
-----------The Immediate Aftermath of Uhud,
-----------The Burial of Hamzah and Other Martyrs of Uhud,
-----------Good Tidings for the Martyrs,

---Chapter [4]. From Uhud to al-Khandaq : Times of Hardship and Sorrow,
------1. The Long Term Aftermath of Uhud,
------2. The Campaign against Banu Asad,
------3. The Campaign of 'Abdullah ibn Unays,
------4. The Qur'anic Commentary on the Events of Uhud,
------5. Lessons to be Deduced from these Verses,
------6. Two Other Sad Developments,
------7. The Events of the Well of Al-Raji,
------8. The Events of the Well of Ma'unah,
------9. Two Miracles for Two of these Huffaz,
------10. The Jewish plot to kill the Prophet, ﷺ,
------11. Total Ban on Wine,
------12. The Conflict with Banu al-Nadir and a big rift with the Jews,
------13. The Pledged second Encounter at Badr,
------14. Some Highlights of Uhud,
------15. The Martydom of Mukhayriq, the Jew,
------16. The Character of Zaynab.

---Chapter [5]. The Battle of al-Khandaq : Muslims Under Siege,
------1. The Jewish Delegation to Makkah,
------2. The Jews favour Paganism to Monotheism,
------3. The Confederation Forces,
------4. The Digging of the Khandaq (The Trench),
------5. An Unpleasant Surpise for the Quraysh,
------6. Huyayy ibn al-Akhtab's Sedition of Qurayzah,
------7. Muslims Panic at the Prospect of Attacks,
------8. The Prophet, ﷺ, Resorts to Strategic Attacks,
------9. The Wonderful Trick of Nu'aym ibn Mas'ud,
------10. The Rain and the Cold Wind,
------11. The Prophet, ﷺ, sent Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman to Reconnoitre Quraysh Camp,
------12. The Battle of Ahzab (al-Khandaq) was the Greatest Trial,
------13. The March Against Qurayzah,
------14. The Siege and the Defeat of Qurayzah,
------15. The Epithet of Abu Lubabah,
------16. Qurayzah Violate their Agreement with the Prophet, ﷺ,
------17. Sa'd ibn Mu'adh Appointed as Judge.

---Chapter [6]. The Aftermath of the Battle of al-Khandaq,
------1. The Quraysh wil never again invade Madinah,
------2. The Death of Sa'd ibn Mu'adh,
------3. The Burial of Sa'd ibn Mu'adh,
------4. The Assassination of Sallam ibn al-Huqayq,
------5. More Raids aginst the Bedouins,
---------The Raid against Banu Lihyan,
---------The Raid on Dhu'l-Qarad,
---------The Raid on Banu al-Mustaliq,
---------The Cause of the Raid,
------6. The Fight between Jahjah (Muhajir) and Sinan (Ansari),
------7. 'Umar ibn al-Khattab advises the killing of Ibn Salul,
------8. The Prophet, ﷺ, ordered the Army to march on for Two Days,
------9. The Prophet's, ﷺ, marriage to Juwayriyyah,
------10. The Affair of the Lie and the Honour of the Prophet, ﷺ,
------11. A'ishah's Personal Account of the Lie Affair,
------12. Qur'anic Verses about 'A'ishah's Innocence,
------13. The Story of Abu Ayyub and his Wife,
------14. The Character of 'A'ishah.

---Chapter [7]. The Search for Peace at Hudaybiyah,
------1. The Significance of the Hudaybiyah Pact,
------2. The Prophet's, ﷺ, Efforts to Win Peace at Hudaybiyah,
------3. Confrontation with the Quraysh Averted,
------4. The Kneeling of Al-Qaswa,
------5. Diffiuclt Negotiations with the Quraysh,
---------The Arrival of Budayl ibn Waraqah al-Khuza'i,
---------The Delegation of Al-Hulays ibn Hafs,
---------The Coming of the Insolent 'Urwah ibn Mas'ud,
------6. The Prophet's, ﷺ, Ambassadors to the Quraysh,
------7. The Pledge of Ar-Ridwan or the Pledge of the Tree,
------8. The Negotiations of the Hudaybiyah Pact,
------9. Emissary of Suhayl ibn 'Amr,
------10. Shock and Dejection Among Muslims,
------11. 'Umar ibn al-Khattab Questions the Terms of the Pact,
------12. Divine Glad-Tidings about the Consequences of the Pact,
------13. The Men of Al-Ridwan Pledge are Praised,
------14. The Case of the Defectors,
------15. The Episode of Abu Basir,
------16. The Conquest of Khaybar,
------17. The Khaybar Expedition (7 AH),
------18. The Prophet's Marriage to Saffiyah,
------19. The Prayer of the Prophet, ﷺ, as He Entered Khaybar,
------20. The Surrender of Fadak,
------21. The Young Maiden of Ghifar,
------22. The Return of Ja'far and Other Muslims from Abyssinia (778 Common Era).

---Chapter [8]. The Conquest of Makkah, and its Aftermath,
------1. The Momentum for Peace due to Hudaybiyah,
------2. The Blockade of the Quraysh,
------3. The Prophet, ﷺ, sent Five Raids against Bedouins,
----------The Five Raids directed against the Desert Bedouins were:
------4. The Expedition to Mu'tah,
------5. The Prophet, ﷺ, Grieves at the Defeat of the Muslims,
------6. The Conquest of Makkah,
------7. The Immediate Cause for the Conquest of Makkah,
------8. The Arrival in Madinah of Abu Sufyan,
------9. The Prophet, ﷺ, makes Preparation to Attack Makkah,
------10. The Episode of Hatib ibn Abi Balta'ah,
------11. The Prophet's, ﷺ, march to Makkah,
------12. Limited Resistance by the Quraysh,
------13. Sa'd ibn Ubadah dismissed for Words uttered,
------14. The Prophet, ﷺ, Enters Makkah in Humility,
------15. The Prophet's, ﷺ, Famous Sermon at the Door of the Ka'bah,
------16. A Great Day and a Great Moment,
------17. The Prophet's, ﷺ, Short Sermon at the Door of the Ka'bah,
------18. Names of those Declared Dead, (even if they clung to the curtains of the Ka'bah),
------19. The Prophet, ﷺ, Declared Makkah an Inviolable Sanctuary,
------20. The Prophet, ﷺ, Reassures the Ansar,
------21. The Error of Khalid ibn al-Walid,
------22. The Secure Status of the First Muslims (Ahl al-Sabiqah).

---Chapter [9]. After the Conquest of Makkah, Hunayn and Tabuk,
------1. Angels seen fighting with the Muslims,
------2. The Prophet, ﷺ, sent a Spy,
------3. The Prophet, ﷺ, Borrowed Weapons,
------4. The Prophet, ﷺ, Marched to Hunayn,
------5. The Prophet, ﷺ, Charges Again,
------6. Al-Shayma : The Foster Sister of the Prophet, ﷺ, Taken Captive,
------7. The Martyrs of Hunayn,
------8. The Exclusion of the Ansar from the Distribution of the Spoils,
------9. A Deputation from the Vanquished Hawazin Visit the Prophet, ﷺ,
------10. The Siege of At-Ta'if,
------11. The Prophet, ﷺ, Arrives in Madinah at the Advent of Ka'b ibn Zuhayr,
------12. The Tabuk Expedition,
-----------The Excuse of al-Jidd ibn Qays,
-----------Another Group asks Leave because of the Heat,
------13. The Prophet, ﷺ, Orders the House of Sulaym to be Burnt,
------14. Those who Wept because they had Nothing to ride on,
------15. The Story of the Three Muslims who Failed to Join the Expedition,
------16. The Prophet, ﷺ,  Told Abu Dharr of a Lonely Death,
------17. The Mosque of Dissension,
------18. The Outcome of the Expedition of Tabuk,
-----------The Agreement with Ibn Ru'bah,
-----------Khalid ibn al-Walid and the Ruler of Dumah,
-----------Peace at Last : Thaqif Converted to Islam,
------19. The Delegation of Thaqif to the Prophet, ﷺ.

---Chapter [10]. The Year of Deputations : The Advent of Peace in Arabia,
------1. The Unsuccessful Plot on the Life of the Prophet, ﷺ,
------2. Dimam ibn Tha'labah, The Quick-Minded Deputy,
------3. The Coming of Al-Jarud ibn 'Amr,
------4. Zayd al-Khayl became Zayd al-Khayr,
------5. The Conversion to Islam of the Christian 'Adiyy ibn Hatim,
------6. 'Adiyy meets the Prophet, ﷺ,
------7. The Coming of Al-Ash'ath ibn Qays The King of Kindah,
------8. The Deputation of the Kings of Himyar (Yemen),
------9. The Deputation of Banu al-Harith of Najran (Yemen),
------10. Concluding Remarks.
---Chapter [11]. Eplilogue.
------1. Can a Powerful Islamic State Coexist Peacefully with Other Powers?
------2. The Special Status of People of the Book,
------3. The Necessity of Waging War against Tyrants,
------4. The Qur'an Strongly Urges Muslims to Fight Tyranny and Oppression.
---Notes and References,

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Hardback Edition Dimensions : 21.2 x 15.5 x 2.9cm.

This is a very detailed and scholarly work on the topic of the battles of Islam and to clear western misconceptions regarding the reasons behind the Expeditions.

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