Conquest of Mecca

Conquest of Mecca
Part of the MuslimQuraysh Wars
DateDecember 629 or January 630
Location
Result

Muslim victory

  • End of Muslim–Quraysh Wars
Belligerents
MuslimsQuraysh
Commanders and leaders
MuhammadAbu Sufyan ibn Harb
Strength
10,000unknown
Casualties and losses
2[1]12[2]

The conquest of Mecca (Arabic: فتح مكةfatḥ makkah) refers to the event when Mecca was conquered by Muslims led by Muhammad in December 629 or January 630 AD,[3][4] (Julian), 10-20 Ramadan, 8 AH.[3]

Dates

Ancient sources vary as to the dates of these events.

  • The date Muhammad set out for Mecca is variously given as 2, 6 or 10 Ramadan 8 AH.[3]
  • The date Muhammad entered Mecca is variously given as 10, 17/18, 19 or 20 Ramadan 8 AH.[3]

The conversion of these dates to the Julian calendar depends on what assumptions are made about the calendar in use in Mecca at the time. For example, 18 Ramadan 8 AH may be converted to 11 December 629 AD, 10 or 11 January 630, or 6 June 630 AD.[3]

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