Heritage researcher Wassim Afif told Al Arabiya that on the fourth day of Ramadan, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib carried out the first raid as ordered by the prophet Mohammed.
The raid’s task was to intercept a caravan that belonged to Quraish and which was led by Abu Jahl and guarded by around 300 riders.
On Ramadan 4, the force led by Hamza almost clashed with the caravan’s riders but a man from the Juhani mediated and negotiated with both parties thus preventing the fight.
This raid terrorized Quraish and made them realize the threats posed on them and their trade and economy. Meanwhile Muslims were empowered by it as it boosted their confidence and strengthened them against their enemies.
On Ramadan 4, 1874, Egyptian national leader Mustafa Kamil was born. He studied law and mastered the French language and then joined national associations. He later traveled to France and resumed his studies at the Law Faculty at the University of Toulouse.
Kamil returned to Egypt later and gained fame as a journalist. He founded the national party which mainly called for Egypt’s independence and issuing a constitution. He died on February 10, 1908 when he was only 34 years old.
Orabi however refused to comply and informed everyone that the Khedive had sided with the Brits and warned of following his orders. As a result, the Khedive isolated Orabi from his post.
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