Happened in Dhul-Qidah

When Prophet Muhammad Was Denied Access to Makkah

What Are the Sacred Months?

Dhul-Qidah is the eleventh month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four Sacred Months referred to in the following verse:

{Indeed, the number of months ordained by Allah is twelve—in Allah’s Record since the day He created the heavens and the earth—of which four are sacred. That is the Right Way. So do not wrong one another during these months. And together fight the polytheists as they fight against you together. And know that Allah is with those mindful ‘of Him’.} (At-Tawbah 9:36)

The other three sacred months are Dhul-Hijjah, Muhaarram and Rajab.

The name of Dhul-Qidah indicates in Arabic giving up fighting and traveling in preparation for the Hajj season.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) also said about them, 

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“The division of time has turned to its original form which was current when Allah created the Heavens and the Earth. The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred. Three are in succession: Dhul-Qidah, Dhul-Hijjah and Muharram, and (the fourth is) Rajab of (the tribe of) Mudar which comes between Jumada Thani and Shaban.” (Al-Bukhari)

Sin, oppression and wrongdoing are more heinous in these sacred months than in other months.

Dhul-Qidah: The Month of Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

One important historical event that occurred during the month of Dhul-Qidah is the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah. Al-Hudaybiyyah was a place outside of Mecca.

In this video, Joe Bradford answers the following questions:

1- When did the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah occur?

2- Why did Quraish send an emissary to negotiate with the Prophet(peace be upon him)?

3- Why did the Prophet send Uthman ibn Affan to Makkah?

4- Why did Quraish held Uthman for so long?

5- What are the terms of the Treaty of Al-Hudaybiyyah?

6- What is Bay`at al-Rudwan (Pledge of God’s Pleasure or the Pledge of the Tree)?

7- What did Allah reveal concerning this bay`ah?

8- How was the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah a victory for the Muslims?

9- What do we learn from the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah?

Source: JoeBradford