Banu Muzaina

Banu Muzaina (Arabic: بنو مزينة) was an Arab tribe during the time of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. They were involved in the Expedition of Zayd ibn Harithah September, 627 CE, 6AH of the Islamic calendar[1] A platoon, under the leadership of Zaid bin Haritha, was sent to Al Jumum, the habitation of Banu Salim, in the same year. A group of Non-Muslims where captured.[2][3] A woman from Banu Muzaina was also captured, and she showed them the way to the enemy's camp.[4] The Banu Muzaina tribe was an Arab pagan tribe which later converted to Islam.[5]

Banu Muzaina
بنو مزينة
ReligionPaganism and later Islam

Notable Members

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  1. Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. ISBN 9789957051648.Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here
  2. Uri Rubin (1998), The Life of Muḥammad, Ashgate, p. 223, ISBN 978-0-86078-703-7, Haritha on the raid to al-Jamum and Zayd obtained goats and sheep and captured a group of unbelievers...
  3. University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (1957), Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Volume 19, The School, p. 275, 'Uqba referring to al-Jamum, on the authority of al-Zuhri, simply says : ' the Messenger of God sent Zayd b. Haritha on the raid to al-Jamum and Zayd obtained goats and sheep and captured a group of unbelievers
  4. Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, Safiur (2005), The Sealed Nectar, Darussalam Publications, p. 205 (online Archived 2011-08-14 at WebCite)
  5. Smith, Gerald Rex; Smart, J.R.; Smart, James R.; Pridham, Brian R. (1996). New Arabian Studies. 3. University of Exeter Press. p. 95.

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