The History of Medina

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Historical Events

  • 0622-07-16 Muslim Era begins - Muhammad begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hijra)
  • 0622-09-20 Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)
  • 0644-11-03 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina
  • 1229-12-31 James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (Palma) consummating Christian conquest of the island of Majorca

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925-12-12 Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 2014-02-08 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Famous Birthdays

  • 0702-04-20 Jafar al-Sadiq, Muslim scholar and scientist, born in Medina, Umayyad Empire (d. 765)
  • 0745-11-10 Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam, born in Al-Abwa, Medina (d. 799)
  • 0812-04-12 Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam, born in Medina, Abbasid Empire (d. 835)