Khalid Ibn al-Walid, The great warrior of Islam.

Before converting to the Muslim, Khalid fought on the side of the Quraysh in the Battle of Uhud and it was his military dexterity that caused the deaths of 70 Companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). 

After being converted to Islam, Khalid, first of all, took charge of an Islamic army at the Battle of Muta after the three commanders appointed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had been martyred. He successfully commanded her to retreat. He triumphantly commanded a protective withdrawal. Khalid broke nine swords during combat in the battle of Muta and after this incident, he was given the title ‘Saifullah ‘(Sword of Allah).

He was one of the most successful military leaders of all time. He is best known for his service in the military, commanding the forces of the Prophet and his immediate successors of the Rashidun Caliphate of Abu Bakr and Omar ibn al-Khattab. He has the distinction of being invincible, in the more than a hundred battles, against the numerically superior forces of the Byzantine Roman and the Persian Sassanid Empire and its allies.

His biggest strategic achievements were his quick conquest of the Persian Empire of Iraq and conquest of Roman Syria within 3 years from 633 to 636, while his biggest tactical attainments were his successful double envelopment trick at Walaja and his decisive victories at Ullais, Yamamah, and Yarmouk.

In 631 CE he took part in the farewell Hajj of the Prophet. According to a narration, when the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) shaved his head, Khalid bin Walid took some of his hairs. When asked by the Prophet (PBUH) the reason for this, Khalid ibn Walid replied, “I will keep these holy hairs with me forever as a relic so that they will help me be triumphant in every battle. “So, he sewed those hairs in his skullcap, which he always wore under his turban.

The tragedy of the great Sahabi was that he had died in his bed. Khalid ibn Waleed said, “I take part in such-and-such a battle, and such-and-such a battle, handling (towards the enemies); and there is no spot of my body but that it has either a strike of the sword, an arrow’s throw or a spear’s pierce, and now I’m dying on this bed, like as the camel dies. May the eyes of the cowards never sleep.”

The researchers point out that the reason that he died a natural death, that he, the Sword of God, could not be killed by any other person.

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