THE TRUCE OF AL-HUDAYBIYYAH
THE TRUCE OF AL-HUDAYBIYYAH (CONT.)
TREATY OF HUDAIBIYA
In the name of Allah. These are the conditions of peace between Muhammad(SAW), son of ‘Abdullah, and Suhail ibn ‘Amr, the envoy of Mecca. There will be no fighting for ten years. Anyone who wishes to join Muhammad(SAW) and to enter into any agreement with him, is free to do so. Anyone who wishes to join the Quraish and to enter into an agreement with them is also free to do so. A young man, or one whose father is alive, if he goes to Muhammad(SAW) without permission from his father or guardian, will be returned to his father or guardian. But should anyone go to the Quraish, he will not be returned. This year Muhammad(SAW) will go back without entering Mecca. But next year he and his followers can enter Mecca, spend three days and perform the circuit. During these three days the Quraish will withdraw to the surrounding hills. When Muhammad(SAW) and his followers enter into Mecca, they will be unarmed except for the sheathed swords which wayfarers in Arabia always have with them (Bukhari).