Close Ranks & Social Distance

Lessons from the Qur’an about fighting and retreating in the face of oppression

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This is part 3 of a weekly Ramadan reflection series. Make sure to check out both part 1 and part 2.

fter over a decade of violent persecution, the early Muslims fled to Medina as refugees — according to the decree of God. This is a major event in Islamic…