Yasir Qadhi – Lives Of The Sahaba 44 – Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed – PT 01

This video takes us on an enlightening journey highlighting the biography, lineage and family of Khalid ibn al-Waleed ibn al-Mughirah of Banu Makhzum tribe .

Al-Walid ibn al-Mughirah who was the father of Khalid ibn al-Waleed, was a renowned poet and amongst the richest people in Makkah. He is also credited with the name – Waheed because of his magnanimous act of paying the expenses for the replacement of the Ka’ba every alternate year.

In spite of all these positive traits, he had no respect and regard for the religion of Islam and always remained arrogant. He had also challenged the decision of sending the Quran to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in spite of he being the most influential member of the Quraysh. Allah had then revealed verses from Surah Zukhruf [31:32] that answered his allegation –  And they said: “Why is not this Quran sent down to some great man [in terms of dignity and wealth] of the two towns (Mecca and Taif)?” Is it they who would portion out the Mercy of your Lord [regarding the Divine appointment of Muhammad to prophethood]? It is We Who portion out [between them] their livelihood in this world [let alone the exalted rank of prophethood] and We raised some of them above others in ranks so that some may employ others in their work. But the Mercy of your Lord is better than what they amass.

More such details are divulged in various parts of the video regarding the father of Khalid Ibn Waleed.

We also gather valuable information of the skills of Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed RA and how he was blessed to have been given elite training in matters of war. He had fought major battles alongside the Prophet ﷺ except Battle of Badr (reasons disclosed in this video). The Battle of the Trench was the last of Khalid’s battles.

A controversy of sorts that transpired during the time of the Prophet ﷺ (when Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed had only basic knowledge of the Fiqh of warfare) was when Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed was sent to invite the Banu Jadhimah tribe to Islam. A misunderstanding occurred wherein Khalid RA mistook the words sab’ana ( Sabians) to mean that the tribe had become Sabians when in reality, they were reaffirming their acceptance of Islam. This resulted in Khalid imprisoning them and some even getting executed. It was not before long that he was stopped by Abdur Rahman bin Awf and this matter was brought to the jurisdiction of Prophet ﷺ. He was very sad because of Khalid’s actions and after having paid the blood money to the families to compensate the unnecessary killing of the converts, said repeatedly by raising his hands to Allah SWT – “O God, I am innocent of what Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed has done!”

Do listen intently and witness firsthand what an exemplary warrior Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed was!