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Palestinian Authority Religious Endowments Minister: Agreement To Resume Talks With Israel Is Like Hudaybiyya Treaty

August 1, 2013

Talking about Peace, Agreeing to a Hudna, Willingness to a Truce, Creating a Lull in Intensity, and Signing of Agreements with opponents is an established military tactic of Islam all the way back to Muhammad, its founder. They use the time to build up their own military strength until they know they can defeat the foe with whom they Dialog. As long as Obama’s mob soldiers can keep Israel and the Palestinians talking about a “real” peace in small steps, the more time it gives Daniel’s 10 toes to prepare for “real” war.

The prophetic engraving for the final war of the Gentile Age is set in Biblical Granite, and this generation cannot stop it!

Daniel 2:42-45 – And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. [43] And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. [44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. [45] Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Romans 11:24-27 – For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? [25] For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [26] And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: [27] For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Begin Excerpt from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah was an important event that took place during the formation of Islam. It was a pivotal treaty between Muhammad, representing the state of Medina, and the Quraish tribe of Mecca in March 628 (corresponding to Dhu al-Qi’dah, 6 AH). It helped to decrease tension between the two cities, affirmed a 10-year peace, and authorized Muhammad’s followers to return the following year in a peaceful pilgrimage, The First Pilgrimage.

Muhammad, a Meccan merchant, had reported that from the age of 40, he was receiving revelations from God. He and his followers were persecuted by the other Meccans, primarily the powerful tribe of the Quraish, and eventually forced to flee to the city of Medina, 250 kilometres (160 mi) to the north. Armed hostilities ensued, at events such as the Battle of Badr and the Battle of the Trench.

Attempted pilgrimage

Muhammad had a dream that he entered Makkah and did tawaf around the Ka’bah. His Companions in Madinah were delighted when he told them about it. They all revered Makkah and the Ka’bah and they yearned to do tawaf there. In 628, Muhammad and a group of 1,400 Muslims marched peacefully towards Mecca, in an attempt to perform the Umrah (pilgrimage). They were dressed as pilgrims, and brought sacrificial animals, hoping that the Quraish would honor the Arabian custom of allowing converts to enter the city. The Muslims had left Medina in a state of ihram, a premeditated spiritual and physical state which restricted their freedom of action and prohibited fighting. This, along with the paucity of arms carried, indicated that the pilgrimage was always intended to be peaceful.

Muhammad’s people camped outside of Mecca, and Muhammad met with a Meccan emissary. He said:[

We have not come to fight anyone, but to perform the ‘Umra. No doubt, the war has weakened Quraish and they have suffered great losses, so if they wish, I will conclude a truce with them, during which they should refrain from interfering between me and the people, and if I have victory over those infidels, Quraish will have the option to embrace Islam as the other people do, if they wish; they will at least get strong enough to fight. But if they do not accept the truce, by Allah in Whose Hands my life is, I will fight with them defending my Cause till I get killed, but (I am sure) Allah will definitely make His Cause victorious.

The two parties decided to resolve the matter through diplomacy rather than warfare, and a treaty was drawn up.


The outline of the treaty was as follows:

In the name of almighty Allah. These are the conditions of Peace between Muhammad, son of Abdullah and Suhayl ibn Amr the envoy of Mecca. There will be no fighting for ten years. Anyone who wishes to join Muhammad and to enter into any agreement with him is free to do so. Anyone who wishes to join the Quraish and to enter into any agreement with them is free to do so. A young man, or one whose father is alive, if he goes to Muhammad without permission from his father or guardian, will be returned to his father or guardian. But if anyone goes to the Quraish, he will not be returned. This year the muslims will go back without entering Mecca. But next year Muhammed and his followers can enter Mecca, spend three days, perform the tawaaf. During these three days the Quraish will withdraw to the surrounding hills. When Muhammad and his followers enter into Mecca, they will be unarmed except for sheathed swords.


The treaty was quite controversial for many reasons. Originally, the treaty referred to Muhammad as the Messenger of God, but this was unacceptable to the Quraish ambassador Suhayl ibn Amr. Muhammad compromised, and told his cousin Ali to strike out the wording. But Ali said, “I will not be the person to rub it out”, after which Muhammad himself rubbed out the words. (Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:49:862, Sahih Muslim, 19:4404).

Another point of contention, was that the Muslims objected over a clause of the treaty that said that any citizen from Mecca entering Medina was eligible to be returned to Mecca (if they wanted), while the reverse was not true, and any Muslim from Medina entering Mecca was not eligible to be returned to the Muslims, even if Muhammad himself requested. (Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:50:874)

A condition was also placed that the Muslims could not enter for their pilgrimage at that time, but could return the following year. The treaty also assured a 10-year peace.

After the signing of the treaty, there was still great resentment and fury among the Muslims because they did not like its stipulations. Muhammad, binding onto the Islamic ethic “fulfill every promise” ordered that Muslims do exactly as the treaty says. Umar bin Al-Khattab asked improper questions by questioning prophethood, actions and objectives of Muhammad. Also, many Muslims thereafter objected, when Muhammad told them (thrice) to perform their rites there and then. (Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:50:891)

Muhammad insisted that Muslims had been victorious and was supported in this by new revelation: “Verily we have granted thee a manifest victory” (Qur’an 48:1). He promised much spoils in the near future: “…and He sent down peace of reassurance on them, and hath rewarded them with a near victory, and much booty that they will capture”. (Qur’an 48:18-19)

The treaty’s stipulations on the movement of persons gave rise to later controversy, when the Quraysh woman Umm Kulthum went to Medina and joined the Muslims, and her brothers demanded her return from Muhammad, as they interpreted the treaty to mean. Muslim commentator Abdullah Yusuf Ali considers that the treaty had already been violated, probably by an attack by the Quraysh-allied tribe of Banu Bakr upon the Muslim tribe of Banu Khuza’a. Thus he believed that divine instruction was needed on what was to be done with migrants from Mecca.[5] Other Muslim sources state that the treaty’s restrictions only applied to free men, and not to slaves or women.[6] Ultimately, Muhammad refused on the basis of revelation from God: “When there come to you believing women refugees, examine and test them… if ye ascertain they are believers, send them not to the unbelievers” (Qur’an 60:10). If the woman married a Muslim, the Muslims would pay the Meccan refugee’s ex-husband a sum equal to the dower he had paid upon marriage to her”. (Qur’an 60:10)


In 629, the Muslims returned as promised in the treaty, and made The first pilgrimage. The next year, the clan of the Banu Bakr, allied with the Quraish, attacked the Bedouin Khuza’a, Muhammad’s allies. Muhammed considered the Banu Bakr attack a breach of the treaty, citing one of the clauses of the treaty: “an attack on an ally of the party, will be considered an attack on the party itself”, and offered the Quraish three alternatives:

————Dissolve their alliance with the Banu Bakr

————Compensate by paying money

————Dissolve the treaty

The Quraish chose the third alternative, to dissolve the treaty, and Muhammad decided to march on to Mecca with an army of 10,000, leading to the Conquest of Mecca.

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Middle East Media Research Institute

Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Mahmoud Habbash, PA Minister of Religious Endowments, which aired on Palestinian Authority TV on July 19, 2013:

Mahmoud Habbash: “We support all solutions that may lead to peace. So long as they are based upon one principle – the principle of rights and justice. Is this too much to ask? No, it is not. They must be based upon the principle of rights and justice.

“The Palestinian leadership’s sense of responsibility toward its people drove it, approximately 20 years ago, to take political measures that achieved – even though they aroused controversy and much criticism, and even outright rejection by some people… [These political measures] led to our being here today, to the very existence of the [Palestinian] Authority, and to the world’s recognition of the [Palestinian] state.

“None of this would have come into being through foolhardy and zealous recklessness. It was achieved only through wise leadership, through mindful action, through judicious use of reason, and by proceeding along the right path, leading to achievements.

“This is exactly the same as what the Prophet Muhammad did in the case of the Hudaybiyya Treaty.

“The Prophet’s Companions were angry about it, but the Prophet said: “I am the Messenger of Allah, and I will not defy Him.” This is not defiance [of Allah]. This is politics. This is crisis management, pragmatism, and conflict management.

“It is not a matter of defiance or obedience [to Allah]. It is compliance with the requirements of reality, the requirements of the Islamic nation, and the requirements of our path. Allah called this treaty a ‘manifest victory’: “Indeed, we have given you a manifest victory.”

“Omar Ibn Al-Khattab asked the Prophet: ‘Is this really a victory? Does this make any sense? We are making concessions and returning [to Al-Madina], without having entered Mecca. You call this a victory?’

“The Prophet answered: “Indeed it is a victory, Ibn Al-Khattab.” Less than two years later, the Prophet, relying on this treaty, returned and conquered Mecca. This is our model.”

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