Battle of Badr

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Battle of Badr
Part of the Muslim-Quraysh Wars
Date March 17, 624 CE/17 Ramadan, 2 AH
Location Badr, 80 miles southwest of Medina
Result Decisive Muslim victory
Participants
Muslims of Medina Quraysh of Mecca
Commanders and leaders
Muhammad Amr ibn Hishām
Strength
300-350 <900-1000
Casualties and losses
14 killed 50-70 killed
43-70 captured

the Battle of Badr (Arabic: غزوة بدر), was fought March 17, 624 CE [1] of western Arabia (present-day Saudi Arabia). It was a key battle in the early days of Islam and a turning point in Muhammad's struggle with his opponents among the Quraysh in Mecca. The battle has been passed down in Islamic history as a decisive victory attributable to divine intervention and also the genius of Muhammad. Although it is one of the few battles specifically mentioned in the Muslim holy book, the Qur'an, virtually all contemporary knowledge of the battle at Badr comes from traditional Islamic accounts, both hadiths and biographies of Muhammad, written decades after the battle.

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Preceded by
Constitution of Medina
Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Year: 624 CE
Succeeded by
Banu Qaynuqa

Coordinates: 23°44′N 38°46′E