Behind the Treaty of Hudaibiyah

January 21, 2018

Another miqat that we went to set our niat was Masjid Hudaibiyah. It is a small mosque with limited spaces to pray. It is said that the water there is a bit salty as its location is close to the sea. I don't taste the water there, not sure though.

Hudaibiyah is another beautiful place in Islam. 

There is a remarkable story behind this place :)

Masjid Hudaibiyah is just behind the tree.

Before Hijrah to Madinah, Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. lived in Makkah for 53 years. At the age of 40, he received the first revelation and Rasulullah s.a.w. spread Islam in Makkah for 13 years. Then, Muslims migrates to Madinah and Rasulullah continue spreading Islam there for another 10 years before he passed away. 

About 6H (6 years after hijrah), Rasulullah have missed to perform tawaf so much. Makkah was his home. T_T After he told his companions, turned out most of them also missed their hometown too. After Rasulullah s.a.w. dreamed about performing tawaf, they finally decided to go back to Makkah for hajj. They prepared food, animals and covered swords.

An interesting idea about swords is... 
If the sword is left open (without any cover) - it means war at that time. 

Masjid Hudaibiyah's front door I guess

When Quraisy heard the news that Nabi Muhammad was coming home, they spread rumors that Muslims wanted to have war and attack Makkah. In fact, they actually came in peace and for peace. T_T

Khalid al-Walid and other people blocked them at Tana'iem. So the group made a detour to Hudaibiyah. And they were denied entry here as well. 

They decided to send an messenger (utusan) to negotiate and Uthman bin Affan r.a. was chosen due to his soft heart and he was loved by Quraisy before. And another rumors spread that Uthman r.a. was killed! The Companions became angry and they came with a pledge (baiah) to avenge the rumored death of Uthman r.a..

After the pledge, the Quraisy released Saidina Uthman and sent another Suhayl al Amr to negotiate the pledge - which was then finalized as Treaty of Hudaibiyah (Perjanjian Hudaibiyah)

Demi sesungguhnya! Allah reda akan orang-orang yang beriman, ketika mereka memberikan pengakuan taat setia kepadamu (wahai Muhammad) di bawah naungan pohon (yang termaklum di Hudaibiyah); maka (dengan itu) ternyata apa yang sedia diketahuiNya tentang (kebenaran iman dan taat setia) yang ada dalam hati mereka, lalu Ia menurunkan semangat tenang tenteram kepada mereka, dan membalas mereka dengan kemenangan yang dekat masa datangnya;... - Quran 48:18

Prayer area for women.

Still remember the contents of Treaty of Hudaibiyah?
  • No wars between Muslims and Quraisy for 10 years (no injuring / damaging as well) = gencatan senjata.
  • Whoever in Makkah and Madinah can choose between Islam and Quraisy.
  • Quraisy who come to Madinah, they need to be returned to Makkah.
  • Muslims who come to Makkah, no need to be returned to Madinah. 
  • Muslims can enter Makkah the next year but only for 3 days. 
  • etc. (maybe some others)

The treaty did not look helpful much to Muslims but Rasulullah s.a.w. knew that was a good agreement. And alhamdulillah, since then, Islam was spread to Makkah (Khalid al-Walid revert to Islam!) as well to other places, even until now :) 

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