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Western civilization all started within the heart East: Judaism and Christianity, in addition to Islam, have been born there. For over a millennium, the Islamic empires have been sooner than the West in studying, expertise and drugs, and have been militarily way more strong. It took one other 300 centuries for the West to seize up, and overtake, the center East.
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This procedure was called hijrah. At some point, the Prophet seems to have allowed certain tribes to become recognized members of the community without making hijrah in Medina. On hijrah as emigration to a place or to a powerful group in order to secure its protection, see Robert Bertram Serjeant and Ronald Lewcock, San'd', ch. 5. "San'd' the 'Protected,' Hijtah," pp. 39-43. 8z. Cf. Nuwayri, 47-48; Caetani, 589-91. What Took Place between the Muhajirun and the Ansar 15 ditch" when the Apostle of God passed away.
V. "Djayzan" (G. Rentz). lso The Muslims dealt with him out of fear;'5' the apostates dealt with him out of disbelief and turning back from Islam. His lieutenant among Madhhij was 'Amr b. 152 He based his command on a group of warriors; as for the command of his army, it was in the hands of Qays b. 'Abd Yaghuth, and he put command of the Abna' in charge of Fayruz and Dadhawayh. Then, after he had made much slaughter in the land, he made light of Qays and Fayruz and Dadhawayh and married the wife of Shahr,153 who was Fayruz's niece.
Ibn ManZur, X, z57, for the idiom. 37. Reading ma akhrajaka for ma atiwajaka, as suggested by P. De Jong in notes to text. However, Nuwayri, 36, has the same reading as the text. 38. , his fellow tribesman of Khazraj, Sa'd b. 'Ubadah. 39. On the naqibs see note z, above. On Usayd, a chief of the Aws tribe who had led them in battle against the Khazraj at the battle of Bu'ith before Islam, see Ibn Sa'd, III/z, 135-37. 40. Cf. Nuwayri, 36-38, as far as p. io. 41. A tribe associated with Khuza'ah, living west and southwest of Medina and among Muhammad's earliest backers after his arrival in Medina.