Battle of Khaybar

The battle of Khyber was fought in 629 CE between Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers, against the Jews living in the oasis of Khyber, located 150 kilometers from Madina in the north-western part of the present Saudi Arabia.

In spite of the pact of peace between the Muslims and the Meccans, the Jews of Khyber still disallowed the Muslim trade caravans to pass through the territories of Khyber, so that the Muslims could not develop economic ties with the northern countries. To forestall the evil designs of the Jews, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) marched to Khyber in 629 CE with a force of 1,400 Muslims and conquered the fort.

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