Khalid bin Al-Waleed was one of the greatest generals in history, and one of the greatest heroes of Islam. Akram of the Pakistan Army, in October Chapter 1: The Boy Khalid and the tall boy glared at each other. Slowly they began to move in a circle, the gaze of each fixed intently upon the other, each looking for an opening for his attack and each wary of the tricks that the other might use.
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Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now. Subscribe Khalid ibn Walid R. A also known as Sword of Allah Saifullah. A and Caliph Umar R. A during the Islamic conquest in 7th century. For, it was Khalid ibn Walid who managed to cause the defeat of the Muslim army at Uhud,?? In fact , the reader of history will find that Khalid ibn Al-Waleed was a military strategist and commander with very few equals in human history, a man who turned many a defeat or near defeat into glorious victories, as well shall see in the few examples we will be quoting.
The first military encounter in which our hero showed his genius was the Battle of Uhud, which he while a polytheist caused to be the worst for Muslims in the early days of Islam. This battle was initiated by the Makkan polytheists in revenge for their defeat at the Battle of Badr, where more than thousand of them were defeated by only a little over three hundred Muslims fighters.
However, when the battle proved initially to be in favour of the Muslim army, the archers forgot the orders of their commander and left their positions. At this juncture, the military genius of Khalid ibn Walid R.
In the eighth year after the Hijra. What am I waiting for? For how long shall I postpone my conversion to Islam? The Prophet told him that conversion to Islam meant that all his past sins were forgiven by Almighty Allah. Nevertheless, at the insistence of the sincerely repenting Khalid. With Khalid Ibn Walid joining the camp of believers he found the honourable cause to fight for, and the believers gained a true military genius who was both an excellent strategist and a fierce fighter and army commander.
The reason for sending these fighters was that the Byzantine rulers in the Syrian region had killed some Muslim missionaries and converts to Islam; thus, proving their hostility not only to the Faith, but also, and even worse, to the principle of freedom of belief which Islam considers to be the most important cause for which a believer should fight and stand.
The Byzantine army proved to be too large in number in comparison with the small number of the Muslims. Yet, the Muslim army never hesitated to enter the battle everyone hoping to find his way to Paradise and the Pleasure of Allah through martyrdom.
In the beginning Khalid refused because he felt Thabit was more worthy of leading the army due to his age and service to Islam. The only way to save the day was to retreat, but that was almost impossible, since the Muslim army was surrounded. For, despite the extreme difficulty of the situation, he reshuffled the right and left flanks of the Muslim army and introduced forward a division from the rear in order to cast fear in the hearts of the disbelieves who then thought that fresh reinforcements had arrived.
Though clever planning and courageous fighting, Khalid managed to make an opening within the lines of the enemy through which the Muslim army managed to get out safely. We are told in Sahih Al-Bukhari that our hero used seven swords that all broke in that battle. The first crisis that met the new Caliph was that of mass apostasy and the apostates in the Peninsula.
It is true that many people did not reject the Faith, but they only refused to pay Zakat. To Abu Bakr?? There also appeared imposters who claimed prophet hood like Musaylimah.
The crisis was a great one indeed, and the Muslim community was in the danger of annihilation, without a swift and decisive action on the part of the Caliph. He divided the army into eleven divisions with a commander for each. One of those divisions was put under the command of our hero Khalid ibn Walid, who won all the battles entered by his army. But the most dangerous to be met with was that in which the Muslims had to fight Musaylimah the Imposter and the Liar, who formed the largest army of apostates.
The Caliph chose Khalid for the assignment of fighting Musaylimah. In the beginning, a large number of the Muslims were killed. Seeing that. Khalid went up to the top of a nearby hill and studied the situation to discover the weak spots of the enemy.
He then re-organized his army. Khalid Ibn Walid R. A Mosque The battle raged furiously and Musaylimah was killed. With that Khalid finished off the danger of apostasy and apostates in the Arabian Peninsula. There was no better man for the job than our hero.
To the Roman Empire Abu Bakr?? However, with his intelligence and experience, Khalid Ibn Walid realized that the former commanders might not be happy with that decision of the Caliph. So he suggested that he, along with others, take command by rotation. After a careful analysis of the situation and a study of his enemy, Khalid laid down a very careful strategy.
To avoid such a situation Khalid ordered that Muslim women be armed too and wait in the rear. They were given orders to kill anyone who might attempt to flee from the battle, something which is considered treachery and a major sin in Islam. The battle was a very fierce one, but with their unlimited faith and conviction and with their thirst for martyrdom the Muslims fought fearlessly, to the extent that with a band of only fighters Khalid faced a whole division of many thousand Roman soldiers.
The genius of Khalid ibn Walid fascinated many Roman commanders, which led one of them at a lull of the fight to call out for Khalid. Is it true that the Almighty has sent down a sword from Heaven to His Prophet, and he gave to you, and that no one can stand it? It was very easy for someone like that to accept Islam and believe in its Messenger. As for you, you have not seen or heard the Prophet, but you believe in him in absentia.
So your reward with Allah should be greater if you are sincere. He joined the faith and fought along the Muslim army only to die as a martyr In the Cause of Allah. A The heroic nature of Khalid Ibn Walid is revealed in another manner in this famous battle of Yarmouk. To Avoid any possible confusion in the army, Khalid Ibn Walid kept the matter in secrecy until victory was achieved. He then went to Abu Obaidahh to put himself under his command. To Khalid it made no difference whether he was in command or a soldier as long as the was fighting for the sake of Almighty Allah.
In having the distinction of being undefeated in over a hundred battles against the numerically superior forces of the Byzantine Roman Empire, Sassanid Persian Empire, and their allies, he is regarded as one of the finest military commanders in history.
Quotes of Khalid ibn Walid R. Or agree to the payment of the Jizya, and you and your people will be under our protection, else you will have only yourself to blame for the consequences, for I bring the men who desire death as ardently as you desire life.
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