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Ian Straughn

Islamic Archaeology

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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology



Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Posted at Apr 07/2007 11:38PM:
Reem Yusuf:

In 622 and after the maltreatment and pain that the Quraysh tribe imposed on the Muslims in Mecca, the prophet Muhammad and his supporters emigrated to Yathrib, which was then renamed Medina. The year of the Hijra was considered the beginning of the Islamic calendar under the rule of Omar Ibn El-Khattab in 638.

Posted at Apr 30/2007 11:44AM:
ian: hijra entry from last semester