Sword of Allah: Khalid Bin Al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns

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Watt, W. Montgomery (1971). "Al-Ḥudaybiya". In Lewis, B.; Ménage, V. L.; Pellat, Ch.& Schacht, J. (eds.). Encyclopaedia of Islam. Volume III: H–Iram (2nded.). Leiden: E. J. Brill. p.539. OCLC 495469525.

Ramadan profiles: Khalid ibn al-Walid, the fearless warrior Ramadan profiles: Khalid ibn al-Walid, the fearless warrior

The best of you in Jahiliyyah are the best of you in I slam, as long as they have understanding.”[Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)] – 1. Bukhari, from Abu Hurayrah. Sahih Al-Jami’ Al-Saghir No. 3267 Donner, Fred M. (1981). The Early Islamic Conquests. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05327-8. He taught military history as Colonel and Chief Instructor at Command and Staff College, Quetta from September 1960 to November 1965, [5] Anecdotal and other historical evidence even suggests that his father was so fixated on preparing his son for war that he not only honed his martial skills, but took the odd parenting decision to feed him small amounts of different toxins and poisons to toughen Khalid’s constitution. A 12 th-Century Zengid era historian, Ibn ‘Asakir, reported that Khalid drank some poison in front of a parleying dignitary from one of the citadels he was besieging just to frighten them into submission without committing his forces to what might have been a bloody siege. In December 629 or January 630, Khalid took part in Muhammad's capture of Mecca, after which most of the Quraysh converted to Islam. [2] In that engagement Khalid led a nomadic contingent called muhajirat al-arab ('the Bedouin emigrants'). [8] He led one of the two main pushes into the city and in the subsequent fighting with the Quraysh, three of his men were killed while twelve Qurayshites were slain, according to Ibn Ishaq, the 8th-century biographer of Muhammad. [25] Khalid commanded the Bedouin Banu Sulaym in the Muslims' vanguard at the Battle of Hunayn later that year. In that confrontation, the Muslims, boosted by the influx of Qurayshite converts, defeated the Thaqif—the Ta'if-based traditional rivals of the Quraysh—and their nomadic Hawazin allies. [8] Khalid was then appointed to destroy the idol of al-Uzza, one of the goddesses worshiped in pre-Islamic Arabian religion, in the Nakhla area between Mecca and Ta'if. [19]

Khalid may have participated in the siege of Jerusalem, which capitulated in 637 or 638. [169] According to al-Tabari, he was one of the witnesses of a letter of assurance by Umar to Patriarch Sophronius of Jerusalem guaranteeing the safety of the city's people and property. [170] Dismissal and death Gil, Moshe (1997) [1992]. A History of Palestine, 634–1099. Translated by Ethel Broido (Reviseded.). Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-40437-1. But it was not enough to be able to handle trained horses; he had lo be able to ride any horse. He would be given young, untrained colts and had to break them and train them into perfectly obedient and well- disciplined war horses.

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From babyhood he grew into early childhood among the Arabs of the desert; and when he was five or six years old he returned to his parents’ home in Makkah. The greatest success of Mohammed's life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a sword." Interview with General A.I. Akram, 1987". Pakistan's rivalry and conflicts with India. WGBH Educational Foundation. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013 . Retrieved 13 February 2012. History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims, sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated."

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He graduated from Government College Lahore in 1942 and joined the British Indian Army, being commissioned a second lieutenant in the 13th Frontier Force Rifles on 26 November 1942. By October 1945 he held the rank of temporary Captain, a promotion he received on 1 January 1945. [2] He served in Burma in World War II, and first three Indo-Pakistan Wars. [3] [4] After the partition of India in 1947, he preferred to join the Pakistan Army.

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I have fought in many battles seeking martyrdom that there is no spot on my body without a wound made from a sword, lance or arrow. Yet now I lay dying on my bed like an old camel. May the eyes of cowards never find joy”. Khalid ibn al-Walid ibn al-Mughira al-Makhzumi ( Arabic: خالد بن الوليد بن المغيرة المخزومي, romanized: Khālid ibn al-Walīd ibn al-Mughīra al-Makhzūmī; died 642) was a 7th-century Arab military commander. He initially headed campaigns against Muhammad on behalf of the Quraysh. He later became a Muslim and spent the remainder of his career in service to Muhammad and the first two Rashidun caliphs: Abu Bakr and Umar. Khalid played the leading command roles in the Ridda Wars against rebel tribes in Arabia in 632–633, the initial campaigns in Sasanian Iraq in 633–634, and the conquest of Byzantine Syria in 634–638. Clearly these are all highly accomplished men of war and rightly deserve their recognition as some of the most gifted battlefield commanders and strategists in history, there are yet others who deserve to be held in similarly high esteem. Chief among these is Khalid bin al-Waleed, Islam’s first great general and a man so accomplished in war and personal combat that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad himself gave him the title of “The Unsheathed Sword of Allah”.During the engagements in and around al-Hira, Khalid received key assistance from al-Muthanna ibn Haritha and his Shayban tribe, who had been raiding this frontier for a considerable period before Khalid's arrival, though it is not clear if al-Muthanna's earlier activities were linked to the nascent Muslim state. [78] After Khalid departed, he left al-Muthanna in practical control of al-Hira and its vicinity. [79] He received similar assistance from the Sadus clan of the Dhuhl tribe under Qutba ibn Qatada and the Ijl tribe under al-Madh'ur ibn Adi during the engagements at Ubulla and Walaja. [80] None of these tribes, all of which were branches of the Banu Bakr confederation, joined Khalid when he operated outside of their tribal areas. [81] Since its first publication in 1970, Sword of Allah has gained a reputation as the definitive guide to the military career of Khalid ibn al-Walid (R. A.), the most successful general of the early Islamic conquests of the 7th century and a military genius by all accounts. With some (major) caveats, this reputation is well deserved since it is the only easily accessible book-length treatment of Khalid’s battles and campaigns.

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