To help you understand how the prophet and his followers made a living in Medina, I have taken these verses from the Quran and the Sahih Bukhari Hadith, which are self explanatory and need no analysis from me. Read them and make up your own mind. I have only taken a snap shot and would encourage you to do your own research by using the Islamic websites and for the Quran and Hadith. It's mind blowing and does make the Somali Pirates look tame in comparison. Booty is a more civilised word for goods obtained from looting.