In the early days of Islam, Muslims were persecuted by their neighbors for rebelling against the religious and socioeconomic structures of their society. Many of the Muslims fled for their lives. This flight from persecution is also known as hijrah
in Arabic. Muslims initially fled Mecca to Christian Ethiopia, and then a second, larger group fled Mecca for Medina, a city with a significant Jewish population. Learn about these hijrahs in this interactive map.
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