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Submitted by Imdad Ali (Pakistan), Jan 21, 2008 at 01:36

Dear jan Janssen,

on Account of badr When Muslims migrated Medina, idol worshippers of Mecca did not stop conspiracies against Holy prophet. They incited locals of Medina including Jews, who made agreement with Muslims to expel them from Medina. Islam was spreading by leaps and bound which was not good omen for sardars of Mecca.

The Quraysh of Mecca feared that if all Arabs converted to Islam, it would mean to the Quraysh a loss of economic and political power and prestige that lead war between them and the Muslims. In the early days in Medina, the Muslims had to be vigilant every night to defend against the enemy raid. Abu Jahl's intentions were still murderous. He kept attacking any isolated parties of Muslims, which could be ambushed, damaged crops and gardens. Caravan was coming from Syria carrying merchandise and weapons, which were to be used to equip army to fight against Muslims. Muslims decided to intercept this caravan but touts of Quresh Sardars propagated wrong information that Muslims had looted caravan.

Quresh Sardar agitated and decided to pitch battle against Muslims. When true news of caravan reached at Abu Safuin, he refrained them not to fight but hypocrites and Quresh were adamant to wage war once for all. Banu Qurayaz betrayed their agreement with Holy prophet and had been allied with Quresh against Muslims. They had given asylum to the leaders of Banu Nadir, like Huyay ibn Akhtab, who had been expelled from Medina and never refrained from conspiracies against Muslims.

After resistance, they surrender, agreeing the term that they should submit to the Judgment of Sad ibn Muadh, who decreed according to the Torah. Death toll figure is exaggerated and fictious . Once again shallow and narrow approach is narrated. Even in the war, anybody accepts Islam, he is freed. Concept of Jihad is misunderstood term in the West. Jihad means to carry on ceaseless struggle to drive out evil forces from society. Jihad for Allah is one of its conditions, so it is written in Bible to fight for rights.


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