The Battle of Badr
Ghazwah Badr (Battle of Badr) is the first battle fought between Islam and Kufr, taking place in the month of Ramadan. The Battle of Badr played a key role in the spread of Islam and served as a foundation of strength where Muslim warriors displayed great courage and bravery despite being fewer in number and lacking weapons and shields. Allah SWT grants victory only to those who believe in Him and put their complete trust in Him. Today, if we show willingness to sacrifice our wealth and lives for the sake of Allah SWT and adhere to the teachings of Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W.), Allah SWT will alleviate our hardships and grant us victory. May Allah SWT give us the ability to follow his deen. Aameen.
The Conquest of Mecca
The Conquest of Mecca is a great display of courage and bravery. It was bloodless and ended years of fighting and brutality between the Quraysh and the Muslims. On the 20th of Ramadan, Makkah was conquered under the leadership of Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H), and Muslims were granted success after enduring long hardships, as the Quraysh had surrendered to the Muslims. Special prayers and salah are performed on the 20th of Ramadan in remembrance of this historical day. Through his treatment of the Quraysh, the Prophet demonstrated his faith in peace, non-violence, freedom, human rights, and equality for all human beings. “Whoever saves the life of one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind.” (Qur’an 5:32)
The Battle of Guadalete
The Battle of Guadalete was fought on the 22nd of Ramadan, 711 CE, between Muslims and Visigoths. The army commander, Tariq bin Ziyad, led 12,000 soldiers with bravery, resulting in victory and the death of King Roderic. This marked the beginning of the Muslim conquest of Spain and the defeat of half of Europe, leading to Muslim rule in Spain for eight centuries. Whether you are fasting this Ramadan or not, your support can help us reach more people who are struggling to survive each day.
The Battle of Ain Jalut
The Mongol Empire is the largest empire in history. The Battle of Ain Jalut was fought between the Bahri Mamluks of Egypt and the Mongol Empire on the 25th of Ramadan, 658 AH, marking the limit of Mongol conquests. Hulagu Khan was the Mongol ruler who conquered most of Western Asia, but later the Muslim Mamluks defeated the Mongols in many battles. In addition to the Mamluks’ victory at Ain Jalut, the Mongols were ultimately defeated, leading to the expansion of the Muslim world.