The Political Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ: Part 5 – The ‘Constitution’ of Madina

“Said Ibn Isḥāq:  ‘The Messenger of Allah [ﷺ] wrote a document (stipulating the relationship) between Muhājirūn and Anṣār in which he made a peace with the Jews and pledged himself to them that they will be established in security regarding their religion, wealth and property. He pledged to honour certain rights for them and demanded that they fulfil certain obligations.’ ”

The Political Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ: Part 4 – A Coup in Madina

We will see in this article that what occurred in Medina was in fact a coup in which the Messenger of Allah ﷺ seized power by gaining the support of men and women from two of the most powerful factions of the city just before someone else was about to be crowned king.

Qadi ‘Iyad on the Sahabah, the Shari‘ah and Madinah and the Return of Ruling by Islam

“From Abu Hurayra, may Allah be pleased with him, “The one upon whom we ask blessings and peace, said, ‘The Hour shall not take place until Iman returns to take refuge in Madinah just like the snake returning to take refuge in her hole.’ ”Abu Mus‘ab al-Zuhri** said regarding this hadith, ‘By Allah! It shall not return and take refuge but among its true followers and its people who establish it completely and properly and who institute in their lives its various precepts and laws, and who have knowledge of its proper interpretation, establishing firmly its rulings by which it judges.’ ”