Lessons From Medina – The Creed, Politics, and Ethics of Islam

When the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) entered Yathrib, it was renamed ‘Medina’, meaning ‘city’. This change marked the beginning of a shift of focus in revelation; the foundations of faith laid in Mecca would now rapidly take on many new pillars of outward practice. In other words, the city of Medina would become a manifestation of the inward beliefs of the Early Muslims – personally, and civilizationally.

In this talk, Shaykh Faraz Khan of Zaytuna College discusses the three changes that the Prophet (May Allah bless him and give him peace) used to transform Yathrib: the building of the mosque, the brotherhood between the Muslims, and the treaty with those of other faiths.