A Biographical Study of the Greatest Military General in History. Khalid Bin Al- Waleed was one of the greatest generals in history. Abu Bakr (ra) said ‘Women will. Sword of Allah: Khalid Bin Al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns [A.I. Akram] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed: Khalid bin Al-Waleed was one of the greatest generals in history, and one of the greatest heroes of Islam. Besides him .

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The Byzantines responded to this threat by concentrating their units at Ajnadyn a place in Palestine, probably al-Lajjun from different garrisons.

Khalid was received by his elder brother Walid bin al-Walid and was first among the three men to enter Islam. Muhammad then later ransomed him in exchange for camels, sheep, sets of armour, lances, and a pledge to pay jizyah.

One of Khalid’s major achievements in this context was utilizing the individual skills of Arab Bedouin warriors to a larger scale. The male line of descent from Khalid is believed to have ended with his grandson, Khalid bin Abdur-Rahman bin Khalid. The Sword of Allah carries weight because of the high degree of military expertise the author brings to the table. Men Aroud The Messenger.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Walid reportedly had many wives and many children from them. After capturing Emesa, the Muslims moved north to capture the whole of the Northern Syria. Catching the Byzantines off guard, he quickly captured several towns, virtually cutting off the communications of the Byzantine army at Ajnadayn with its high command at Emesawhere emperor Heraclius himself resided. Archived from the original on 11 June At the age of five or six, he returned to his parents in Mecca.

They could charge at an incredible speed and would usually employ a common tactic of Kar wa far literary meaning “engage-disengage”, or in modern term: Write a customer review. There was a Byzantine and Christian Arab garrison guarding that fair, however the size of the garrison was miscalculated by the Muslim informants.


Khalid, gave a pledge of loyalty to the new caliph and continued service as an ordinary commander under Abu Ubaidah. Khalid’s tombstone depicts a list of over 50 victorious battles that he commanded without defeat not including small battles.

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There was no malice in these fights. Once the region around Medinathe Islamic capital, was recaptured, Khalid entered Nejda stronghold of the Banu Tamim tribes. Get to Know Us. Abu Ubaidah khzlid joined Khalid at the virtually impregnable fort of Chalcis, which surrendered in June University of Pennsylvania Press.

He apparently put more emphasis on annihilating enemy troops, rather than achieving victory by simply defeating them. Khalid ibn Walid was a Sahabi a companion of Muhammada fact which makes him a very respectable figure among Sunni Muslims. Farewell, a long farewell to Syria, my fair province. A told his childhood friend Ikrimah ibn Abi-Jahl about it, he was opposed by him, although Ikrimah saved him from torment of Abu Sufiyan and other non believers by declaring him free to choose his faith.

I want them to know that it is Allah who give us victory; and there should be no mischief in the land.

Soon after his birth, in accordance with the traditions of the Quraysh, Khalid was sent to a Bedouin tribe in the desert, where a foster mother nursed him and brought him up in the clear, dry and unpolluted air of the desert.

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Khalid ibn al-Walid

At this point Khalid and his mobile guard came out of Emesa and devastated their army, attacking them from rear. Sadly, no index, but a khqlid Table of Contents listing the battles. This string of Muslim walsed curtailed Persian efforts to recapture lower Mesopotamia and left the Persian capital Ctesiphon unguarded and vulnerable to Muslim attack. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


A because his valor and gallantry in the front line. This includes the military situation in Arabia and the political situation in Medina to give the reader a context of what Khalid ra was up against and why his battles were so important for the new Muslim community. Many Muslims were killed, and even Muhammad himself was badly injured.

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Swofd assumed command of the Muslim army at the crucial moment, and turned what would have been a bloody slaughter into a strategic retreat and saved the Muslim army from total annihilation. However, when he went to Abu Ubaida, he told him waled he had been dismissed on the order of Umar and is required to go back to Medina. Although Umar later relieved him of high command, he nevertheless remained the effective leader of the forces arrayed against the Byzantines during the early stages of the Byzantine—Arab Wars.

He won quick victories in four consecutive battles: Akram doubts a few of the stories that anti-Muhammad enemy forces numbered over-during some battles, and Akram found it incongruous to believe that despite so many soldiers, only four or so deaths on either side resulted after several days of heavy “battle” between these large armies: It is also recorded that once Umar was sitting with his companions, someone recalled Khalid, Umar reportedly said: The Battle of Ajnadayn is perhaps the best example of this form of psychological warfare.

There were two routes towards Syria from Iraq, one was via Daumat-ul-Jandal Now known as Skaka and the other was through Mesopotamia passing through Raqqa.