Persecution of Muslims by Meccans

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In the early days of Islam at Mecca, the new Muslims were often subjected to abuse and persecution.[citation needed]


Sumayyah bint Khabbab, and her husband Yasir were tortured to death by Abu Jahl.[1][2]

Muhammad was protected somewhat by the influence of his family. Abu Lahab's wife Umm Jamil would regularly dump filth outside his door.[3] An eyewitness mentioned that the worst thing he ever saw the Quraish doing to Muhammad was that a person from Quraish clutched his clothes.[4]

Migration age[edit]

7 BH (614–615 CE)[edit]

6 BH (615–616 CE)[edit]

In 6 BH (616 CE) almost one hundred Muslims made a second migration back to Abyssinia where they stayed protected.[citation needed] After the Muslims in Arabia had migrated to Medina in AH 7 (628/629) and attained security, the Muslims in Abyssinia migrated back to Arabia and reunited with them in Medina [5] after six years absence.

5 BH (616–617 CE)[edit]

The Meccan boycott of the Hashemites by the Quraish was proclaimed in 617.[citation needed]

3 BH (618–619 CE)[edit]

2 BH (619–620 CE)[edit]

Post Migration age and response[edit]

Invasion of Safwan[edit]

Muhammad ordered an attack to pursue Kurz bin Jabir Al-Fihri.

Invasion of Sawiq[edit]

Muhammad ordered Muslims to pursue Abu Sufyan for killing 2 Muslims and burning a corn field[3][additional citation(s) needed]

The tortured slaves by Quraysh in Mecca[edit]

Main article:Torture



Tags: The females were tortured by Umar ibn al-Khattab (before he became muslim) and Abu Jahl

List of Specific Recorded Instances[edit]

Slaves who were Muslims[edit]



Free Muslims[edit]


  1. ^ Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. pp. 79–80. ISBN 978-0946621330.
  2. ^ Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah. Translated by Guillaume, A. (1955). The Life of Muhammad, p. 145. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ a b Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar, pp.150-151. (online)
  4. ^ Guillaume, A (2004). "How the apostle was treated by his own people". The Life of Muhammad. Oxford. p. 131.
  5. ^ a b c d The Sealed Nectar The Second ‘Aqabah Pledge Archived 2006-11-28 at the Wayback Machine on
  6. ^ a b "".
  7. ^ a b c d "Islam's Holy Prophet Muhammad - The Millennium Biography of Muhammad The Prophet of Allah - Chapter 30: Persecution". Archived from the original on 21 April 2005.