Once Maulana Yusuf Kandhlawi رحمة الله عليه addressed a special gathering of the 'Ulama of the Bijnur district as follows, "All the delegations and armies that were dispatched by Sayyiduna Rasulullah
to various areas and tribes were for the sake of Da'wah. According to one narration, the total number of expeditions undertaken during the time of Sayyiduna Rasulullah
equals 23. According to another narration, 39 expeditions took place. Of these, only 9 took place for the purpose of fighting. The remaining were explicitly for the purpose of Da'wah.