On March 13, 624, Mohammed led Muslims to victory in the Battle of Badr, Saudi Arabia. This was a major event in the spread of Islam on the Arabian Peninsula.Mohammed, the Prophet of Islam, had left his hometown of Mecca years before, a migration called the hijra. He settled in the town of Medina. The conflict between Muslims in Medina and Mohammed’s family, the powerful Quraysh tribe of merchants, had grown as the new faith attracted followers. Muslims engaged in frequent skirmishes with Quraysh caravans, which traveled to and near Medina on trade routes that included a stop in the valley of Badr.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry army Noun
military land forces.
group of people who travel together for safety and companionship through difficult territory.
to address a problem or person directly.
able to make decisions with certainty.
(622) migration of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution.
religion based on the words and philosophy of the prophet Mohammed.
person who sells goods and services.
movement of a group of people or animals from one place to another.
(570-632) founder of Islam. Also called the Prophet and Muhammad.
having to do with Islam, the religion based on the words and philosophy of the prophet Mohammed.
piece of land jutting into a body of water.
Encyclopedic Entry: peninsula prophet Noun
person who delivers a message from a god to religious followers.
fight or dispute involving few people.
to give up.
trade route Noun
path followed by merchants or explorers to exchange goods and services.
depression in the Earth between hills.