Expedition of Ali ibn Abi Talib (Fadak)

Expedition of Fadak, also spelt Fidak, took place in December, 627AD, 6AH, 8th month of the Islamic Calendar [2][4][5]

Expedition of Fadak
DateDecember 627AD in 8th month, 6AH
  • Banu Bakr tribe members flee
  • Muslims capture 500 camels and 2000 goats as booty[1][2]
Commanders and leaders
Ali ibn Abi Talib Wabr bin ‘Aleem
200 Unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown 1 captured[3]

Ali ibn Abi Talib was dispatched as the Commander of a platoon to the habitation of Bani Sa‘d bin Bakr in a place called Fadak. Muhammad had received some intelligence that the Banu Bakr had rallied ranks to support the Jews of Khaybar.[1]

The Muslim fighters used to march in the day and lurk at night. On their way, they captured an enemy scout who admitted being sent to Khaibar tribe, to offer them support in return for their dates. ‘Ali and his companions raided their encampment, captured 500 camels and 2000 goats, but the Banu Sa‘d bin Bakr tribe, with their chieftain Wabr bin ‘Aleem had fled away.[1][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman Al (2005), The sealed nectar: biography of the Noble Prophet, Darussalam Publications, p. 395, ISBN 978-9960-89955-8 (online)
  2. ^ a b Mufti M. Mukarram Ahmed (205). Encyclopaedia of Islam. Anmol Publications. pp. 228–229. ISBN 81-261-2339-7.
  3. ^ Sa'd, Ibn (1967). Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir,By Ibn Sa'd,Volume 2. Pakistan Historical Society. p. 110. ASIN B0007JAWMK. SARIYYAH OF 'ALI IBN ABl TALIB AGAINST BANU SA'D IBN BAKR AT FADAK
  4. ^ Abū Khalīl, Shawqī (2003). Atlas of the Quran. Dar-us-Salam. p. 242. ISBN 978-9960-897-54-7.
  5. ^ Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22.Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here
  6. ^ Mufti M. Mukarram Ahmed (205). Encyclopaedia of Islam. Anmol Publications. p. 219. ISBN 81-261-2339-7.
  7. ^ Watt, W. Montgomery (1956). Muhammad at Medina. Oxford University Press. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-19-577307-1. At Fadak B. Sa'd had been raided by 'Ali (free online)