Expedition of Shuja ibn Wahb al-Asadi

Expedition of Shuja ibn Wahb al-Asadi[1] to Al-Siyii took place in May AD 629, AH 8, 3rd month, of the Islamic calendar.[2]

Muhammad sent Shuja ibn Wahb with 24 men[1] to raid the Banu Amir a branch of Hawazin tribe at al-Siyii. The Muslims drove away their camels and sheep as booty.[3][4][5]

Each soldier obtained 15 camels or the equivalent in sheep as a reward, and according to scholars at the King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, this implied that the booty had 450 camels or their equivalent, and so, the total, including the khumus should have had the value of about 18,000 dirhams.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Pg212. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  2. ^ Hawarey, Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here
  3. ^ "Shuja' bin Wahab Al-Asadi, along with 25 men, marched towards Bani Hawazin". Witness-pioneer.org. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  4. ^ Al-Mubarakpuri, Safi-ur Rahman. The sealed nectar. Darussalam. p. 244. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  5. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Page 93. See bottom, notes section
  6. ^ Siddīqi, Yāsīn Mazhar (1989). "Role of booty in the economy during the Prophet's time" (PDF). Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Islamic Econ. Islamic Centre, King Abdulaziz University. 1: 83–115. doi:10.4197/islec.1-1.4. S2CID 53355380. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2019-12-26.