Some Other Incidents of the 8th Year of the Migration

Uyayna b. Hisn Becomes a Muslim

Uyayna b. Hisn was the leader of Ghatafans. The fact that the light of Islam was spreading brightly day by day made him think about it. Once he heard the following from an important person:

“O Uyayna! Will you not give up this narrow-mindedness? Muhammad is conquering countries one after another; you are busy with other things. You saw what happened to Sons of Nadr, to Sons of Qurayza on the day of Khandaq, to Sons of Qaynuqa before that and then to the people of Khaybar. They were among the best and strongest Jews of Hejaz.”

Uyayna confirmed the man: “Yes! They took place exactly.”

Eventually, he went to Madinah in the 8th year of the migration just before the conquest of Makkah and became a Muslim.[1]

Sons of Sulaym Become Muslims

The  Messenger of Allah had gone to Makkah to conquer it. In the place called Qudayd, nine hundred to one thousand people from Sons of Sulaym met him and became Muslims. They joined the Islamic army and took part in the conquest of Makkah and the battles of Hunayn and Taif.[2]

First Judgment for Retaliation

During the expedition of Taif, they brought the Prophet a man from Sons of Lays. He had killed someone from Huzayls unjustly.

Both parties expressed their claims and defended themselves in the presence of the Prophet.

In the end, the Prophet decreed that the man be killed in return for the man that he killed. The man was executed.

It was the first feud that ended in retaliation in Islam.[3]


[1]Tabari, Tarikh, Vol. 3, p. 99; Ibn Athir, Usdu’l Ghaba, Vol. 4, p. 166-167.

[2]Ibn Sa’d, Tabaqat, Vol. 1, p. 307-308.

[3]Ibn Hisham, Sirah, Vol. 4, p. 125; Tabari, ibid, Vol. 3, p. 133.

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