Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed - The Sword of Allah

(Asim, Karachi)

Abu Sulayman Khalid ibn al-Walid ibn al-Mughirah al-Makhzumi (585–642), also known as Sayf ullah al-Maslul (Drawn Sword of God), was a companion of Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess, commanding the forces of Medina under Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W and the forces of his immediate successors of the Rashidun Caliphate, Hazrat Abu Bakr R.A and Hazrat Umar ibn Khattab R.A. It was under his military leadership that Arabia, for the first time in history, was united under a single political entity, the Caliphate. Commanding the forces of the nascent Islamic state, Hazrat Khalid Bin Walid was victorious in over a hundred battles, against the forces of the Byzantine-Roman Empire, Sassanid-Persian Empire, and their allies, in addition to other Arab tribes. His strategic achievements include the conquest of Arabia during the Ridda Wars, Persian Mesopotamia and Roman Syria within several years from 632 to 636. He is also remembered for his decisive victories at Yamamah, Ullais, and Firaz, and his tactical successes at Walaja and Yarmouk.
 


 

Hazrat Khalid ibn al-Walid R.A. (Khalid son of al-Walid) was from the Makkah tribe of Quraysh, from a clan that initially opposed Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W. He played a vital role in the victory at the Battle of Uhud against the Muslims. He converted to Islam, and joined Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W after the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah and participated in various expeditions for Islam, such as the Battle of Mu'tah, which was the first battle between the Romans and the Muslims. Hazrat Khalid ibn Al-Walid R.A reported that the fighting was so intense, that while fighting, he broke nine swords in the battle. This earned him the title ‘Saif-ullah' meaning "The Sword of Allah". Hazrat Khalid bin Walid R.A took over after Zayd ibn Haritha, then Jafar ibn Abi Talib, then Abdullah ibn Rawahah were killed. After Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H left this world, he played a key role in commanding Medinan forces for Hazrat Abu Bakr Al Sadiq R.A. in the Ridda wars, conquering central Arabia and subduing Arab tribes. He captured the Sassanid Arab client Kingdom of Al-Hirah, and defeated the Sassanid Persian forces during his conquest of Iraq (Mesopotamia). He was later transferred to the western front to capture Roman Syria and the Byzantine Arab client state of the Ghassanids.

Hazrat Khalid bin Walid R.A. is said to have fought around a hundred battles, both major battles and minor skirmishes as well as single duels, during his military career. Having remained undefeated, he is claimed by some to be one of the finest military generals in history.

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Hazrat Khalib Bin Waleed (R.A) was one of the sound military commander at that time, the strategy which he made to get upto the enemy is the great example for the soldiers, few tips is still uses by the current military.
By: naghma, khi on Apr, 18 2018
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Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed is also remembered for his decisive victories at Yamamah, Ullais, and Firaz, and his tactical successes at Walaja and Yarmouk, he was the great soldier of Islam.
By: pervez, khi on Apr, 04 2018
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جناب عاصم صاحب خدا کا خوف کریں۔ آپ اس آرٹیکل کے مصنف بن بیٹھے ہیں جبکہ آپ نے اپنی تمام تحریر وکی پیڈیا سے چرائی ہے اور کمال تو یہ ہے اپنے کسی سورس کا ذکر آپ نے نہیں کیا۔ آپ سے تو وہ غیر مسلم ہی اچھے ہیں جن کی ویب سائٹ پر یہ تو لکھا ہے کہ انھوں نے یہ مواد کہاں سے لیا ہے۔
By: Kashif Mogheera, Sheikhupura on Mar, 20 2018
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He captured the Sassanid Arab client Kingdom of Al-Hirah, and defeated the Sassanid Persian forces during his conquest of Iraq Mesopotamia.
By: Zubair, Karachi on Feb, 19 2018
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He played a key role in commanding Medinan forces for his companions and He did his best till last breath.
By: Islam, Lahore on Feb, 11 2018
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Kashif Mogheera sb i apologize for not mentioning the source but my intend was to spread about the great soldier and leader..just to spread the good message i am not claiming its my article. i was reading and i feel it should be shared at other platforms as well.. hope you understand the reality behind.. please don't put fatwa at me..
By: Asim, Karachi on Jan, 14 2019
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Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed is famous for his battle tactics and prowess. He was also one of the closest companions of Muhammad PBUH. He belonged to the highly respectable family of Banu Makhzum of Quraysh of Makkah.
By: Hashim, Karachi on Jan, 29 2018
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He was a brave warrior and skilled Muslim commander who always believed that swords cannotwin a war but Allah’s help will win the war.
By: Irum, Karachi on Jan, 21 2018
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Khalid Bin Waleed was an excellent and brave military warrior. He was very closed to Muhammad (S.A.W), due to his strategic plan during the battle of Uhud his military gave the great defeat to the enemies. He always made a big role in the battles.
By: Faryal, Larkana on Jan, 17 2018
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Hazrat Khalid bin waleed was not only an exceptional warrior but a commander and he led his armies to glorified victories of Islamic History.
By: Sarim, karachi on Jan, 16 2018
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There are great examples of heroes in the history of Islam. Today every child knows the fictional character superman. But knowledge about our Islamic legends is rare.
By: Ayesha, Larkana on Jan, 13 2018
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Hazrat Khalid bin waleed had extraordinary ability to plan and win wars. His tactics were admired by everyone. Thanks for sharing all this information on this page.
By: sara, lahore on Jan, 13 2018
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Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed was an extraordinary warrior. This article is very well written about his life and his exceptional abilities.
By: sara, lahore on Jan, 10 2018
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Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed was known as the Sword of Allah, he never lost a single war, even though he is stated to have fought hundreds of battles in which the Battle of Uhud was very important where he lead at the front and command as a military general.
By: azmeer, khi on Dec, 24 2017
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Khalid Bin Waleed was famous as the designation of the Sword of Allah, his name is always attached with renowned Sahabas due to his effort for Islam, he was the man who took their part in many battles.
By: murtaza, khi on Dec, 18 2017
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Khalid Bin Waleed was one of the brave soldiers who sacrificed his everything for Islam, we hear his name always with Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) and Abdullah Bin Umar, they both were the great Sahabas of Muhammad (S.A.W).
By: yusuf, khi on Dec, 13 2017
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مزہبی کالم نگاری میں لکھنے اور تبصرہ کرنے والے احباب سے گزارش ہے کہ دوسرے مسالک کا احترام کرتے ہوئے تنقیدی الفاظ اور تبصروں سے گریز فرمائیں - شکریہ