The Charter of Medina

The Charter of Medina - THE MEDINA CHARTER 622 C.E. In the...

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THE MEDINA CHARTER 622 C.E. In the name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful. (1) This is a document from Muhammad the prophet (governing the relations) between the believers and Muslims of Quraysh and Yathrib, and those who followed them and joined them and labored with them. (2) They are one community (umma) to the exclusion of all men. (3) The Quraysh emigrants according to their present custom shall pay the bloodwit within their number and shall redeem their prisoners with the kindness and justice common among believers. (4-8) The Bani ‘Auf according to their present custom shall pay the bloodwit they paid in heatheism; every section shall redeem its prisoners with the kindness and justice common among believers. The Bani Sa ida, the Bani ‘l-Harith, and the Bani Jusham, and the Bani al-Najjar likewise. (9-11) The Bani ‘Amr b. ‘Auf, the Bani al-Nabit and the Bani al-‘Aus likewise. (12)(a) Believers shall not leave anyone destitute among them by not paying his redemption money or bloodwit in kindness. (12)(b) A believer shall not take as an ally the freedman of another Muslim against him. (13) The God-fearing believers shall be against the rebellious or him who seeks to spread injustice, or sin or animosity, or corruption between believers; the hand of every man shall be against him even if he be a son of one of them. (14) A believer shall not slay a believer for the sake of an unbeliever, nor shall he aid an
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course HIST 104 taught by Professor Mr.brown during the Spring '12 term at South Carolina.

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The Charter of Medina - THE MEDINA CHARTER 622 C.E. In the...

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