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Unformatted text preview: Hist 2530 Professor Powers Section Response #3 9/11/08 The Capitulation of Najran seems to be a quite interesting text that is very indicative of the time periods of which it writes about. At the front end of the text, when the conditions of the treaty are laid out, we can see the Islamic empire at its very beginnings. Instead of wishing to take military action against these non-believers to the south, the Prophet Muhammad instead cuts a deal with them. It appears that when this treaty was made, the Prophet was more concerned with securing power and security than spreading his religion. This is seen in stark opposition to some of his later military decisions such as the campaign he sent into southern Syria. One of the many reasons for these actions at Najran might be that the Prophets forces were too weak at the time to subdue these non-believers in Najran. Therefore, I feel that were too weak at the time to subdue these non-believers in Najran....
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This essay was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course HIST 253 taught by Professor Powers, d during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '08
- POWERS, D