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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However, the peace treaties were on Heraclius’ instructions to lull the Muslims and to secure time for preparation of defenses of Northern Syria. He did this, [27] [28] killing a woman Muhammad claimed was Al Uzza. All three named commanders were slain gin the Battle, and Khalid was selected as the commander. Right from early age, Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed R. With this strategic victory, the territory north of Chalcis lay open to the Muslims.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Umar himself marched from Medina ahead of 1, men. University walewd Pennsylvania Press. At first he was among the worst enemies of Islam, but later converted to the Religion of Peace because of his awareness and conscious. The Commanders of Muslim Army. Khalid was received by his elder brother Walid bin al-Walid and was first among the three men to enter Islam. In youth he was admired as a renowned warrior and wrestler among the Quraysh.

Within less than four years of his dismissal, Khalid died and was buried in in Emesa, where he lived since his dismissal from military services. 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.

On 15 August, the Battle of Yarmouk was fought, it lasted for 6 days and ended in a devastating defeat for the Byzantines. The Muslim army moved to Fahl with Khalid leading the advance guard, only to find the plain being flooded by Byzantines engineers blocking the Jordan River. Akram’s writing style, there are very small parts of the book where Umar bin Al-Khattab ra comes out in a negative light.


Abdulreman ibn Khalid was later to be appointed the successor of Caliph Muawiyah but according to some narrations, he was poisoned by Muawiyah, [] because Muawiyah wanted to make his son Yazid I to be his successor. Archived from the original on 27 September Khalid was recognized and eventually, Umar came and Jerusalem surrendered in April One of Khalid’s major achievements in this context was utilizing the individual skills of Arab Bedouin warriors to a larger scale.

The ambassador gave Khalid the letter from the Emperor which read as follows: A decided to make Abu Obaidah Bim. A set out for Madina to join the Muslims officially. If he confessed to having used the spoils, he was guilty ohalid misappropriation. Islamic conquest of Persia. In the third century A. According to some sources, the siege is purported to have lasted some four or six months. I feared that people would rely on him.

Entire troops of Khalid would ride on camels while on march, whereas the Mongols used horseswith the difference that the Arabs did not make use of mounted archers. Khalid utilized his swrd understanding of terrain in every possible way to gain strategic superiority over his enemies. Umar sent detachment of Muslim armies from Iraq to invade Jazira, homeland of the invading Christian Arabs, from three different routes.

Meanwhile, Heraclius had concentrated a large army at Antioch to roll back Syria. While the Muslims were occupied at Fahl, Heraclius, sensing the opportunity, quickly sent an army under General Theodras to recapture Damascus. Khalid avoided a pitched battle with a large united Persian force and decided to attack and destroy each of the camps in a separate night attacks from three sides.

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Guillaume, Oxfordpp. While Khalid was on his way to attack Qadissiyah, a key fort on the way to Ctesiphon, he received a letter from Abu Bakr and was sent to the Byzantine front in Syria to assume the command of Muslim armies with the intent of aword Roman Syria. I want them to know that it is Allah who give us victory; and sord should be no mischief in the land.

The latter laid siege to Bosra with his army of 4, men.

Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (R.A) – The Sword Of Allah

Conquest of Roman Syria. Showing of 3 reviews. Since the Muslim forces in Syria were in need of urgent reinforcement, Khalid avoided the conventional route to Syria via Daumat-ul-Jandal because it was a long and would take weeks to reach Syria. The battle was the greatest battle ever fought on Syrian soil up to that point, and is believed to be the tactical marvel of Khalid. During his stay in Iraq, Khalid was also installed as military governor of the conquered territory.


As a member of the Makhzum clan, who were amongst the best horsemen in ArabiaKhalid learned to ride and use such weapons as the spearthe lancethe bow and the sword. After subduing these desert forts, Khalid’s army moved towards Bosraa town near the Syria – Arabia border and the khalud of the Arab Christian Ghassanid kingdom, a vassal of the eastern Byzantine Empire.

Though Umar, from the very first day had given orders lalah there would be no wailing for departed Muslims, as forbidden in Islamin this one case he made an exception. Thou art an infidel’s enemy’s now. AMuslims attained one of the best commanders and strategists in the battlefield.

For instance his employment of the double envelopment maneuver against the numerically superior Persian army at the Battle of Walaja[] and his maneuver at the Battle of Yarmouk where he virtually trapped the Byzantine army between three steep ravines by stealthily capturing their only escape route, a bridge, at their rear.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The second most distinguishing contribution of Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed R. With the devastating defeat at Yarmouk his empire was extremely vulnerable to Muslim invasion.

For his research he excluded both Muslim and Christian ov who lived and wrote after the Tenth Century; Akram believed they were merely rewriting the battle accounts of the earlier Muslim scholars, such as: As Khalid was the architect of most of the early Muslim military doctrines, [] he was also the pioneer of almost every major tactic that Muslims used during Early Islamic conquests.

Good companion books analyzing these battles with constructive criticism are: