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Jun 07

June 7: Muhammad


“It was not the religion of Islam that was disseminated by the sword, but political sovereignty.”

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Jul 16

July 16: Escape into Religious History


Muhammad’s Hegira (622) It was on this date, July 16, 622, by tradition and on the Western calendar, that Muhammad’s hegira (or hijra, هِجْرَة) occurred — that is, his flight from Mecca to Medina (then called Yathrib) in order to escape persecution and found a community of believers. History shows the event taking place in …

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