Battle of Buhran
The Battle of Buḥrān (Arabic:غزوة بحران), or Baḥrān, was a Ghazwa of Prophet Muhammad (s) which took place in Buhran, or Bahran. It is located in a region called Wadi l-Fur' in Hijaz between Medina and Mecca. No military clash took place in Buhran. It is also called the Battle of al-Fur' and the Battle of Bani Sulaym.
|Battle of Buhran|
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|Date||beginning of Rabi' II/September, or 6th of Jumada I or Jumada II, 3/25th October or 24th November 624|
|Location||Buhran, or Bahran, a region in Wadi l-Fur' in Hijaz between Medina and Mecca|
|Result||Banu Sulaym scattered around and the Prophet (s) returned without any military combat|
|Muslims, with an army of 300 soldiers||a large number of Banu Sulaym tribe|
|the Prophet (s)|
Reasons behind the Battle
In 3/624, Prophet Muhammad (s) was informed that a large number of Banu Sulaym tribe's members were planning a conspiracy in Buhran. Then Prophet (s) appointed Ibn Umm Maktum as his deputy in Medina and set out for Buhran with three hundred of his soldiers. However Banu Sulaym scattered around and Prophet Muhammad (s) returned to the city without any military combat.
Date of Ghazwa
Some sources stated that the Battle of Buhran took place in the beginning of Rabi' II/September while some sources stated that it took place on the 6th of Jumada I or Jumada II/25th October or 24th November. Prophet Muhammad (s) was out of Medina for ten or eleven days to deal with the issue.
The Battle of Buhran took place a while before the Battle of Uhud. It is among the eleven ghazwas which no military combat took place. It is also called the Battle of al-Fur' and the Battle of Bani Sulaym.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from غزوه بحران in Farsi Wikishia.