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During the time of the Prophet (SAW) government in Medina, how many wars did he lead?

I have heard that the Prophet (SAW) was involved in more than 100 wars. Are these statistics correct? What is real number of them?

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What do you mean by "manage"? Lead the battle himself? There are several battles that result from armies being sent by the prophet but led by other people (i.e. battle of Mu'tah). –  System Down Jun 25 '12 at 2:44
@SystemDown yes I mean lead himself. in some wars prophet was not fighting inside battlefield but leaded war. –  Battle of Karbala Jun 29 '12 at 8:04
How do you define a war? Do you mean how many battles? How to count wars? –  user2350 Jul 23 '13 at 19:50
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There is a complete list with all the details in this Wikipedia article:

According to this source, nabi Muhammad did 100 expeditions, and 27 of them were wars and conflicts.

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thanks there are 100 wars there. I think the correct number is something around 100. –  Battle of Karbala Jun 29 '12 at 8:21
But not all of them are wars. Some are only expeditions which concluded without any conflict. –  Ahmed Han Jun 29 '12 at 8:26
-1 this does not answer the question. It is just a link to a Wikipedia page that doesn't show all wars, since not all wars were expeditions. –  Dynamic Jun 29 '12 at 11:50
Agreed with Dynamic. Please also cite the relevant part of the source in your answer. –  ashes999 Jun 29 '12 at 16:51
@ashes999 OK, I did so. –  Ahmed Han Jun 29 '12 at 16:58
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There are two things regarding the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam)'s Battles, Armies and Expedition.

  1. Ghazwat', plural for 'Ghazwah', means battles. The battles that the Prophet sallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam led himself were called, 'Ghazwat'.
  2. The armies and expeditions he sent while remaining behind are called, 'Bu'uth', plural for 'Ba'th', and 'Saraya', plural for 'Sariyyah'.

All of the Prophet's Ghazwat, Bu'uth and Saraya occurred after the Hijrah, within a span of ten years.

  1. Ghazwat' : There were either twenty-seven Ghazwat, or twenty-five, or twenty-nine. The Prophet sallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam had to fight in nine battles, Badr, 'Uhud, al-Khandaqh, Quraidhah, al-Mustaliqh, Khaybar, al-Fath' (Conquering of Makkah), 'Hunayn and Tâ'if. It was said that the Prophet sallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam also fought against Banî an-Nadhîr (a Jewish tribe) and at al-Ghabah and Wadi al-Qura, which was a suburb of Khaybar.

  2. As for the Saraya of the Prophet sallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam and the armies he sent, they numbered close to sixty.

Source: Zâd al-Ma'âd fî Hadyi Khayri-l 'Ibâd by Imâm ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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During the time of the Prophet (S) government in Medina, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), himself participated in 28 wars which are called Ghuzwa, and sent troops 54 times for different wars making someone else as a commander. These 54 wars are called Sareea and Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) did not participate in them.

So altogether there are 82 wars during the time of the Prophet (S) government in Medina

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Welcome to Islam.SE. Generally, answers should be backed with proofs of some sort. Please cite yours in your answer. –  ashes999 Jun 29 '12 at 16:52
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the number of Ghazwa fought by our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SWS) was 27.

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