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Pat Shingleton: "Battles and the Koran"

1 year 7 months 4 days ago March 22, 2015 Mar 22, 2015 Sunday, March 22 2015 March 22, 2015 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

A key component of battleground victories constitutes weather conditions. Two key battles occurred in the rise of Islam across the Middle East that were influenced by weather. The "suras" or chapters of the Koran identify the famous Battle of Badr, fought on March 13, 624 C.E. Mohammed and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina because of persecution to his monotheistic teachings. He gathered 300 warriors to combat 1,000 Quraysh camel mounted warriors at the Oasis of Badr, on the Syrian trade route. According to Muslim sources, a heavy overnight thunderstorm prevented the Quarysh to attempt a nighttime attack. The storms deterred their efforts to advance through thick mud. According to the Koran, angels descended to help Mohammed who tossed dust at his enemies. This monster dust storm forced a Quraysh retreat.

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