Ramadan – The month of heroes and victory
No doubt Ramadan is very special to Muslims. In this month marked for forgiveness and mercy, it is important to tie our past to our present, and learn from the Prophet (SAW) and his followers regarding what Ramadan meant to them. We want to shine some light on critical events that changed the course of the Muslim Ummah and humanity at large.
The First Revelation
“Ramadan is the month in which was sent down the Quran as a guide to mankind also clear signs for guidance and judgement.” [2:185]
Battle of Badr – 2 A.H.
Friday 17th of Ramadan, Allah (SWT) gave the Muslims a decisive victory at Badr; that never to be forgotten despite being outnumbered.
Purification of Mecca – 8 A.H.
The Treaty of Hudaibiyya had been broken. It resulted with the Prophet (saw) conquering Mecca without a battle; 20th of Ramadan.
Liberation of Spain – 92 A.H.
Spain was under the tyrannical rule of King Roderic of the Visigoths. Tariq ibn Ziyad defeated the Visigoth army and began the Golden Age of Al-Andalus where Muslims ruled for over 700 years.
Fall of the Mongols – 658 A.H.
The Mongols were sweeping across Asia destroying everything in their path. Allah (SWT) raised from the Mamluks of Egypt, Saifuddin Qutuz, who united the Muslim army and defeated Mongols at Ain Jalut.
Salahuddin Ayyubi – 682 A.H.
Salahuddin Ayyubi fought one of the most important battles in Islamic history. In a single day, the Muslims virtually routed out all the Crusaders and liberated Palestine.