Medina, Saudi Arabia


This area is where the Battle of Khandak (the Trench) took place. A few years after the battle of Uhud, the Qureish from Mecca returned with an army of ten thousand warriors and laid seige to the Muslim community in Medina which numbered around two thousand. The Muslim community built a trench to keep the Qureish army at bay. This was a moment in history where the early Muslim community was at its most vulnerable. The area is now a marketplace.