Fact of al-Fudul
Shortly after the tragical war of al-Fujjar a pact was signed between the warring Arab tribes. 17 The agreement did achieve a victory for the wronged parties. All the sides agreed on the principle of warding off wrongs, and cooperating to back what was right and defend the oppressed The Prophet (s.a.w.) praised the pact in these words:
If I were given red camels, I would not have been more pleased than to be a participant in their pact at the house of ibn Jada'an. 18 The tribes of Hushim, Zahrah and Taym agreed forever to be on the side of the oppressed. If I were invited now, I would respond affirmatively. It was the pact of al-Fudul. 19
17 The Al-Fujjar war broke out between the Quraish and its allies on one side and the Hawazin on the other side. It lasted about 20 years. The Prophet (s.a.w.) took part in it.
18. A type of camel that was highly valued.
19. Muhammad Rasulullah (s.a.w.) (Muhammad the Messenger of Allah), Muhammad Rida, p.37 al-Kutub al-Arabiyyah publishing house, Beirut, 1975. Tahdhib Sirat Ibn Hisham (Revision of History of Ibn Hisham), Abdul-Salam Harun, 3rd ed., 1964, Cairo, p.41.
Adapted from the book: "Muhammad The Messenger of Allah"
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