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By Percy Molesworth Sykes

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The victory of Badr was a turning-point in Islam for if the Prophet had returned to Medina a fugitive, his enemies would probably have prevailed against him. As it was, his success against a force of the Kureish three times as ; strong as his own justified him before his followers in In the eighth sura ascribing the victory to divine aid. " The year after the battle of Badr Mohamed felt himself strong enough to attack the Beni Kainucas, one of the three tribes of Jews resident in Medina. The other two made no attempt to come to the aid of their co-religionists, and the unfortunate Beni Kainucas were forced by lack of The Prophet at first intended to supplies to submit.

Jews and Christians, as possessing revealed scriptures, slightly better terms were announced. They were, however, to be reduced to tribute This proclamation was followed up by the despatch of embassies to every part of Arabia, the whole of which, including even distant Oman, submitted to the now all-powerful Prophet, and embraced Islam. H. 10 (630). venerable Prophet was sixty-three years of age and full of honour when he made what is known as the " Farewell and humbled. " impossible to follow him to it without sympathy and His farewell to the appreciation of his achievements.

Ohod a still larger army of the Kureish, 10,000 strong, There could be no thought of such an overwhelming force in the field ; so meeting a Persian captive, Medina was of the advice Salman, by This unexpected artifice, held to be unworthy fortified. of Arabs, entirely baffled the Kureish, who after making some unsuccessful assaults broke up camp and marched off. Upon their retirement Mohamed massacred the Beni marched on Medina. Koreitza, the third Jewish tribe residing in Medina, which had had dealings with the invaders, and his followers benefited by the rich booty thus acquired.

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