Patrol of Buwat

The Patrol of Buwat[3] took place in October 623 or 2 A.H. of the Islamic calendar, in Rabi' al-Awwal. Muhammad went with a force of 200 men in order to raid parties of the Quraysh.[3] Muhammad stayed at Buwat for some time and left without engaging in combat.[3]

Patrol of Buwat
DateOctober 623 A.D/2 AH
Result No military engagement as the caravan took another unknown route[1][2]
Muslims of Medina Quraysh of Mecca
Commanders and leaders
Muhammad Umayyah ibn Khalaf
200 100 (1500-2500 Camels)
Casualties and losses
0 0

Background and raid

Approximately a month after the patrol of Wadden, Muhammad personally led two hundred men including Muhajirs and Ansars to Bawat, a place on the caravan route of the Quraysh raiders led by Umayyah ibn Khalaf.[3][4][5] Ibn Khalaf was believed to have tortured a Muslim named Bilal Ibn Rabah and had strongly opposed Islam.[6] However, no battle took place.[3] According to Haykal, Umayyah ibn Khalaf took another route.[5] Muhammad then went up to Dhat al-Saq in the desert of al-Khabar. He prayed there and a mosque was built at the spot.[citation needed]

See also


  1. Mubarakpuri, Saifur Rahman Al (2005), The sealed nectar: biography of the Noble Prophet, Darussalam Publications, p. 244, ISBN 978-9960899558
  2. Haykal, Husayn (1976), The Life of Muhammad, Islamic Book Trust, pp. 217–218, ISBN 9789839154177
  3. Afzalur Rahman (1993), Muhammad As a Military Leader, Kazi Publications, p. 119, ISBN 9781567441468
  4. Safiurahman Al-Mubaraki (1996), The Sealed Nectar, Dar-us-Salam, p. 203, ISBN 9781484974858
  5. Muhammad Husayn Haykal (May 1994), The Life of Muhammad, Islamic Book Trust, p. 217, ISBN 978-983-9154-17-7
  6. Muhammad Mohar Ali (1997), The Biography of the Prophet and the Orientalists, King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur'an, p. 547, ISBN 9960-770-68-0
Preceded by
Patrol of Waddan
Expeditions of Muhammad Succeeded by
Patrol of Zul Al-Ushairah