This is Ghazwa-e-Ahzab OR Ghazwa-e-Khandaq – History Urdu Android version, this is very helpful book for all Muslims. Features of this app. The Battle of the Trench (Arabic: غزوة الخندق, translit.: Ghazwah al-Khandaq) also known as the Battle of the Confederates (Arabic: غزوة الاحزاب, translit.: Ghazwah. This war is named as al-Khandaq (trench) because Muslims dug a trench. This war is also well-known as al-Ahzab (confederates) since.

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Mas’ud met Banu Qurayzawhom he already had ufdu with. Muhammad also tried, with limited success, to break up many alliances against the Muslim expansion. Views Read View source View history. He asked them to inform him in a way that no one found out so that it would not put Muslims in low spirits.

Although the Ghatafan demanded ahzag, they eventually agreed to negotiating with Muhammad on those terms. In this battle they dug a trench to render the enemy cavalry ineffective.

Battle of the Trench

Although uurdu original work is lost, portions of it survive in the recensions of Ibn Hisham and Al-Tabari. The war terminated by Muslim’s victory and the army of polytheists had to withdraw.

The Prophet s ghazww the leaders of Aws and Khazraj tribes in order: The men from Banu Khuza’a reached Muhammad in four days, warning him of the Confederate armies that were to arrive in a week. This article is about the event in early Islamic history.


Ghazwah al-Khandaq also known as the Battle of the Confederates Arabic: Sahih al-Bukhari1: Nuaym repeated the same message to other tribes in the Confederacy. Banu Qurayza’s treachery, severe cold weather, famine, and starvation had put so much pressure on Muslim’s shoulders. The siege was a “battle of wits”, in which the Muslims tactically overcame their opponents while suffering very few casualties. When the Messenger of Allah heard that they had set out, he commanded the Muslims to dig a ditch Khandaq around Al-Madinah from the east.

Abrogation Biblical narratives Esoteric interpretation Hermeneutics Persons related to verses. The unbelievers’ army all together were ten thousand men. The Confederates tried to attack with horsemen in hopes of forcing a passage, but the Medinans were rigidly entrenched, preventing such a crossing.

They promised that they would give them help and support, and Quraysh agreed to that. The Qurayza should thus demand Confederate leaders as hostages in return for cooperation. Afterwards, they applied a secret slogan to avoid similar plausible incidents.

One time, there were so many attacks from the enemy that the Prophet s didn’t manage to say Noon and Afternoon prayersand had to perform them later along with Sunset and Dusk prayer.

Battle of Khandaq

By Allah it is death! There were or in all, though ghazea put the figure as high as or The well-organised defenders, the sinking of confederate morale, and poor weather conditions caused the siege to end in a fiasco. The provisions of the Confederate armies were running out.

The Prophet s allowed him and said, “war is deceit”. This page has been accessed 38, times. And Ghatafan tribe camped near Mount Uhud with their confederate tribes. He succeeded to take ‘Amr’s life. Also, it has been said that Khalid b. Verse 40 contains a reference to Finality of Prophethood.


This sura mentions what happened at the Battle of the Trench to remind believers the mercy and power of Allah since Allah made the various tribes who attacked Madina leave.

The Prophet s struck it three times. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Al-Ahzab – Wikipedia

Wikiquote has quotations related to: This could be the chief cause of the war. The Banu Nadir began rousing the nomads of Najd. The number of their soldiers was ten thousand, yet Muslim army was only three thousand soldiers. Hoping to make several attacks at once, the confederates persuaded the Muslim-allied Medinan Jews, Banu Qurayzato attack the city from the south.

Qur’an has mentioned this through some verses. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves.

Immediately after hearing the rumours about the Qurayza, Muhammad had sent men to the inner city for its protection.

Four thousands of them along with three hundred horses and 1, camels were from Quraysh tribe and its confederates.