Mar 12, 2021 • 1HR 40M

The Battle of Badr and Muhammad's War against Mecca

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Derek Davison
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With the anniversary of Muhammad’s first military victory approaching I thought we could take a little trip through the military history of the early Islamic community. This one ran a little longer than I’d intended but I hope you’ll enjoy it.

I’m adding a map depicting the “Battle of the Trench” (you’ll know it when you get there) since I felt like my d…

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