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February 4 th 2008 Muhammad in medina: He becomes a statesman, judge, military leader, in addition to spiritual leader. In medina he becomes leader of sovereign country. Rise of Muslim community (Umma ), he has to ensure survival of new community. Dustur Al- Medina = constitution of Medina that is a political document about agreements among Medinan tribes. There is no original; it is cited in documents. It’s also probably not a single document. Written shortly after arrival in Medina. Muhajirun - Followers of Islam in Medina who come from Mecca Ansar- the Medinan Islamic tribes Together they form an Umma, a community of muslims Ahl al Kitab- The people of the book. Refers to Jews and Christians, the two other faiths that come from Abraham. Protected status provided they pay a tax. Has been law until modern times. In Dustur Al-Medina, all disputes had to be brought to Muhammad, no one is to help the Quraysh in mecca, not allowed to make separate peace treaties with other tribes. -Hijra is especially important to modern emigrants because they see their immigration as related to Muhammad’s hijra to Medina. Umma is based on faith ties, not family ties,
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