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Conquest of Mecca (630)

The Muslims led by Muhammad the Prophet conquered Mecca in 630 without any resistance because the Meccan leader reached a preliminary agreement with Muhammad over peaceful surrender. Afterwards Muhammad destroyed the idols in the Kaaba and made Mecca the holiest city of Islam and a pilgrimage site to which are obliged all Muslims who are physically and financially capable to travel at least once in their lifetime.

With Conquest of Mecca Muhammad and his followers united the tribes of the Arabian Peninsula both politically and religiously, and established a base for the future rise of Islamic religion as well as for Muslim expansion which reached their height under Muhammad’s successors in the following century.

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