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It is noteworthy that the Prophet (Peace be upon him), being the best amongst war experts,
realized quite readily that evacuating Madinah after the lapse of the prohibited months (Muharram,
Dhul Qa‘da and Dhul Hijja) would not be wise at all with the presence of the desert bedouins
roaming in its vicinity. Such a careless attitude, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) believed, would
tempt the undisciplined mob to practise their favourite hobby of plundering, looting and all acts of
piracy. This premonition always in mind, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) despatched Aban bin
Sa‘id at the head of a platoon to deter those bedouins and forestall any attempt at raiding the
headquarters of the nascent Islamic state during his absence in Khaibar. Aban achieved his task
successfully and joined the Prophet Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÓáã in Khaibar after it had been conquered.
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