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Al-Fudul Confederacy

Halif Al-Fudool

As a result of the war, the Halif Al-Fudool was laid down. The aim of this covenant was to fight the fanatical rage of the time of ignorance which kept stirring conflicts between the different tribes.

During the sacred month of Al-Qadah, the tribes of Quraysh called for this treaty. The tribes were Bani Hashim, Bani Al-Muttalib, Asid ibn Abdul-Uza, Zahra ibn Kilab and Taym ibn Murah. They gathered in Abdullah ibn Jud’an At-Taymy’s house. There they agreed on and wrote up a covenant that stated that any oppressed person in Mecca, whether he was from Mecca itself or from any other city, would be supported against the one who oppressed him until the oppressor gave the oppressed his rights. Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) witnessed this covenant.

This great treaty left a deep impression on Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), as it was a humane treaty which called for good and noble manners. After Allah (Glorified is He) sent Prophet Muhammed as a Messenger, Prophet Muhammed talked about this agreement, praising it. He said, «In Abdullah ibn Jud’an’s house, I witnessed a covenant which is more beloved to me than a prized red camel. If I was called to uphold it after Islam came, I would have agreed (to do so)» [related by Al-Bayhaqi].