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  Battle of the Trench - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Khandaq (AKA Battle of the Trench (Arabic غزوةالخندق), Battle of the Ditch, Battle of Ahzab (Arabic غزوةالاحزاب) was an attack by the city of Mecca on the city Medina in 627.
The Battle of the Trench began when the Jewish tribe Banu Nadir attacked the Muslims in Medina who had expelled the tribe for their alleged treachery towards them.
The name "Battle of the Trench" comes from the belief that the Muslims dug a trench north of Medina to protect their city (Medina was naturally fortified on all other fronts).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Trench   (1292 words)

 Battle of Tabouk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Badr Uhud – The Trench Khaybar Mut'ah Mecca Hunayn Taif Tabouk
The Battle of Tabouk (also called the Battle of Tabuk) took place in October 630 AD, during the month of Ramadan, the sacred month of fasting.
The soldiers under the leadership of Muhammad established a training camp in Tabouk, so as to show the strength of the Muslims in a clash with the army of the Byzantine Empire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Tabouk   (149 words)

 The Islam Project
The Battle of the Trench occurred in 627 C.E. between the Quraysh and their allies and the inhabitants of Madinah.
The trench frightened their horses, which could not jump across it, and any horseman that rode down into the trench would be trapped and picked off by archers.
He had been wounded at the Battle of the Trench and was brought on a stretcher to the fortress of Bani Qurayzah.
www.theislamproject.org /muhammad/muhammad_11_ConceptofTreason.htm   (1244 words)

 Restatement of History of Islam and Muslims
In the battle of the Trench, the Muslims and the pagans saw a demonstration of the application of those principles.
After the battle of the Trench, the initiative passed, finally and unmistakably, from the polytheists of Makkah to the Muslims of Medina.
At a point where the trench was narrow, the general of the Makkan army and three other champions, were able to leap over it and to ride into the Muslim camp.
al-islam.org /restatement/26.htm   (2683 words)

 Life Of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
The men were then called to eat and the dates kept increasing in number until everyone had been fed. Even after everyone had eaten their fill, the dates continued to increase so that there were more than the cloth could hold.
This meant that the Muslims could not relax their guard for one moment, for they were now threatened not only by the enemy beyond the trench, but by the Bani Qurayzah, within the walls of the city.
Sa'd ibn Mu'adh who had himself been wounded in the battle, decided that the Jews should be tried by their own Holy Law, according to which anyone who broke a treaty would be put to death.
www.geocities.com /islamicmessage/lopm/chptr21.htm   (1885 words)

 The Islam Project
The first battle between the Muslims from Madinah and the Quraysh from Makkah took place at Badr in 624 C.E. The Muslim army of about 250 defeated the Makkan army of more than a thousand fighters, according to historical accounts.
The third major battle between the Quraysh and the Muslims was the Battle of the Trench, in which the Quraysh and their allies besieged Madinah.
After the Battle of the Trench, in 628, Muhammad decided to lead a pilgrimage to Makkah.
www.theislamproject.org /muhammad/muhammad_07_EventsinMuhammadsLife.htm   (1131 words)

 Waseem's Islamc Folder - AHLAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This battle field is situated in between the way of Makkah and Madina.
Before the general battle began, a number of duels were fought between the leading warriors on each side.
It is a battle field where the famous battle of Khandaq (Trench) was fought.
www.ahlan.org /md15.htm   (1573 words)

 USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
Even before the enemy could reach his city, he got a trench dug out on the north-west of Madinah in six days, and having the Mount Salat their back, took up a defensive position with 3,000 men in the protection of the Trench.
Though the period of two years between the Battles of Uhud and the Trench was a period of disturbance and turmoil and the Holy Prophet and his Companions could hardly relax in peace and security even for a day, the work of reform as a whole and the reconstruction of the Muslim society continued uninterrupted.
Therefore, a little before the Battle of the Trench, the Holy Prophet was inspired by Allah that he should marry the divorced wife of his adopted son, Zaid bin Harithah (may Allah be pleased with him), and he acted on this Command during the siege of the Bani Quraizah.
www.usc.edu /dept/MSA/quran/maududi/mau33.html   (4562 words)

 Surah 33: The Confederates - Overview
The battle was fought at Uhud, and though the Muslims suffered severely, Madinah was saved and the Makkans had to return to Makkah with their object frustrated.
The siege and battle are therefore known as the Battle of the Trench or the Battle of the Confederates.
The Battle of the Trench and its lessons; hypocrites and their fears: Truth and noble examples to be followed.
www.islamia.com /surah_033.htm   (1007 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 308 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first battle at Derae, before the arrival of the allies on either side, was indecisive; but Aristomenes so distin­guished himself there by his valour, that he was offered the throne, but refused it, and received the office of supreme commander.
But he surprised by an ambush the Laconian maidens who were celebrating at Caryae with dances the worship of Artemis, and carried them to Messenia, and himself protected them from the violence of his followers, and restored them, for ransom, uninjured.
Next came, in the third year of the war, at which point the poem of Rhianus began, the battle of the Trench (^uey^AT/ ra^pos), where, through the treachery of Aristo-crates, the Arcadian leader, Aristomenes suffered his first defeat, and the Messenian army was cut almost to pieces.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0317.html   (811 words)

 Prophet Mohammed
The battle between Mohammed’s small force and the Quarish tribe’s overwhelming force is known as the Battle of Badr.
This battle was known as the Battle of the Trench.
After the Battle of the Trench Mohammed expelled most of the Jewish tribes from the city of Madina and Mohammed had all six to eight hundred members of the Qurayza tribe beheaded.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/history/trade/prophetmohammed.htm   (1310 words)

 Trench warfare in the battle for Coles - theage.com.au
Trench warfare in the battle for Coles - theage.com.au
The battle over Solomon Lew's seat on the board of Coles Myer reached new and even murkier depths yesterday when Coles Myer chairman Rick Allert played one of his key cards.
In television interviews, the chairman confessed to being surprised at how strongly Lew was campaigning in the face of opposition from eight of 10 members of the board, and spoke about the need for boardroom unity.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2002/10/27/1035683304478.html   (1065 words)

 BBC - History - The Trench   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Trench recreates the experience of the 10th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment in the Autumn of 1916 on the Western Front.
Explore The Trench in these photographic 360° panoramas, then take a tour of a virtual trench.
The Trench exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/programmes/trench/index.shtml   (185 words)

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It is a poem about the storied "Battle of the Trench" (so-called because the Muslims dug a defensive trench north of Medina) in which the Muslims, led by Muhammad, roundly defeated the Meccan infidels of the Quraysh tribe (Muhammad's own tribe) led by Abu Sufyan.
The Battle of the Trench was the last chance, as it were, to stop the magnificent military conquest machine called Islam.
This conflict was a leisurely walk in the sand dunes after the Battle of the Trench.
www.faithfreedom.org /oped/PatrickOBrien50826.htm   (1413 words)

 Welcome to IslamVision.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The battle of the Trench (Al-Khandaq), or, of the Clans (Al-Ahzaab) (Ibn Hisham, Vol.
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) agreed to his suggestion and decided to have a trench dug in the open ground lying to the north of Madinah.
The battle resulted in utter defeat for the Qurayish-led alliance under Abu Sufyan and a complete triumph for the Muslims under the great Prophet (Peace be upon him).
www.islamvision.org /BattleofTrench.asp   (4078 words)

 The Battle Of The Trench
The Battle of the Trench took place after the campaign against Banu Nadir, who had been expelled from Madina for their treachery and who had mostly joined their Jewish brethren in Khaybar.
Nu‘aym ibn Mas‘ud was one of the leaders of the Allies, who before the battle, had come to Madina to sow discord; instead, he then began to incline towards Islam.
The Battle of the Trench was the last attempt of the Quraysh to destroy Islam and the Muslims.
www.thewaytotruth.org /prophetmuhammad/trench.html   (2084 words)

 The American Thinker
The immediate background of this mass extermination and enslavement is the Battle of the Trench (or Ditch), in February-March-April (the exact calculations vary), AD 627.
The Muslim army bivouacked south of the trench with Medina at their backs, while the coalition camped north of the trench, facing Medina, with Mt. Uhud at their backs.
But no full-scale battles ever took place, and the early sources say that the Jews remained in their houses and fortresses near Medina—that is, the sources do not depict them forcefully sallying out and attacking Muslims from behind.
www.americanthinker.com /articles.php?article_id=5281   (4234 words)

 Faith Freedom International :: View topic - History of Jihad #2:Islamic theology & tactics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Battle of the Uhud hill was an extension of the Battle of Badr.
At The Battle of the Trench, in the beginning Mohammed 's overtures were met with scorn.
But as the battle became a long drawn one, with the weather turning inclement with sandstorms, hail and rain, some of the confederates decided to withdraw from battle after accepting Islam as a pretext for withdrawing from the battle.
www.faithfreedom.org /forum/viewtopic.php?t=5663&sid=678352d8ee931326d02b9585ba2cfa39   (2221 words)

 Christmas Eve 1601: The Battle of Kinsale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If any one single battle of Ireland's Nine Years War was pivotal in nature, it is the Battle of Kinsale.
The battle became one of trench warfare and attrition and by December 2nd, Mountjoy's forces numbered only 6,500 while the Irish and the Spanish were close to 10,000 combined.
The decision to attack was a costly one, as continued siege of the English would probably have resulted in victory.
www.irishclans.com /articles/kinsalebatt.html   (909 words)

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THE KORAYSH PREPARE FOR BATTLE The army was divided into two divisions, the Koraysh, together with its proven allies from the south were to set out upon their march to Medina via the coastal route, which was also the same route they had taken to Uhud upon the last encounter.
During their surveillance they noticed that a section of the trench was not as wide or as deep as the rest, however, it was heavily guarded and the guards needed to be eliminated if they were to penetrate the trench at that point.
From the bottom of the trench, the unbeliever cried out saying: "Arabs, death is better than this!" whereupon they ceased their stoning and one of them climbed down into the trench and the unbeliever took his last breath.
www.cosmohosting.com /ad101/Muhammad/download/TheBattleOfTheTrench.doc   (6971 words)

 Wildfire trench warfare: Real battle on land, not in air   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
They were protecting some of Arizona's most critical research and technology, but the firefighters who tackled wildfires near Safford and Payson fought their battles with hand tools, chainsaws and old-fashioned elbow grease.
Hundreds of firefighters, some of whom aren't old enough to buy a can of beer at the end of their shift, spent 16 hours a day digging massive trenches and removing dry vegetation to rob the fires of fuel.
Crews battling the Willow fire quickly recognized that the stakes were high: Besides charring the pristine forest, flames threatened APS power lines supplying Phoenix with electricity.
www.azcentral.com /specials/special38/articles/0713wildfire13.html   (561 words)

 PPT Slide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This suggestion was endorsed by the prophet (PBUH) and a trench was dug in the areas where the unbelievers could attack from and in a manner that would protect the tribes on the front lines.
However, it does not go according to the plan of the unbelievers who came to attack Al-Madinah because the prophet (PBUH) transformed it into the battle of the trench which forced the forces of the unbelievers to stay on the outskirts of Al-Madinah and never be able to enter it.
The primary role that the Muslim army played was protect the trench and if any group of unbelievers try to cross the trench then, finish them before they do.
www.sce.carleton.ca /~mdarieby/Msa-html/mohamed-life/tsld005.htm   (245 words)

 Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thirdly, one of the allied tribes which had pledged support to the Muslims in the Battle of Badr, but had then proved lukewarm when the fighting started, was expelled from Medina one month after the battle.
At the Battle of the Trench, also known as the Battle of the Confederates, the Muslims scored a signal victory by introducing a new defense.
On the side of Medina from which attack was expected they dug a trench too deep for the Meccan cavalry to clear without exposing itself to the archers posted behind earthworks on the Medina side.
www.islamicity.com /mosque/ihame/Sec2.htm   (1365 words)

 Joseph Kenny OP: WEST AFRICA & ISLAM, A LITTLE ENCYCLOPÆDIA, Lesson 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In March 627 a huge force of Meccans and their many allies came for the battle of the Trench (which Muhammad had dug to defend Medina; Q 33:9-27, 60-62).
Muhammad appointed Sa`d ibn-Mu`âdh, who was wounded at the Battle of the Trench, to judge them.
Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in that trench as they were brought to him in batches.
www.diafrica.org /nigeriaop/kenny/wafr/WAfr09.htm   (1516 words)

 Islam Online
But there is a difference of opinion as to whether this Campaign took place in 5 A. before the Battle of the Trench or in 6 A. after it.
On the other hand, Muhammad bin Ishaq says that the Battle of the Trench took place in Shawwal 5 A. and the Campaign against Bani al-Mustaliq in Sha'ban 6 A. This opinion is supported by many authentic traditions from Hadrat Ayesha and others.
For, in that case, we shall have to admit that the revelation of the Commandments of purdah and the Holy Prophet's marriage with Hadrat Zainab had taken place even earlier than the Battle of the Trench.
www.islamonline.net /surah/english/viewSurah.asp?hSurahID=46   (3764 words)

 Par Excellence - Qur'aan - Surah Comparative Translations
Hadrat Sa'd bin Mu'az, according to authentic traditions, died during the Campaign against Bani Quraizah, which took place immediately after the Battle of the Trench: It is, therefore, evident that he could not have been present in 6 A.H. to take part in a dispute about the "Slander".
On the other hand, Muhammad bin Ishaq says that the Battle of the Trench took place in Shawwal 5 A.H. and the Campaign against Bani al-Mustaliq in Sha'ban 6 A.H. This opinion is supported by many authentic traditions from Hadrat 'A'ishah and others.
It cannot be said with certainty whether this change of tactics was the outcome of deliberate consultations, or it was the inevitable result of the humiliating retreat in the Battle of the Trench.
www.parexcellence.co.za /islam/surah.asp?CHAPNO=24   (6964 words)

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