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In this video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi divulges more details on the military genius that was Khalid Ibn Al Waleed RA, also known as Sword of Allah (Saifullah) and his contribution in the major battles.

Another controversy relating to Khalid RA that is highlighted that happened after the death of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ during the time of Abu Bakr As Siddiq RA. This is in connection with the killing of Maalik ibn Nuwayrah and the subsequent marriage to his wife, Layla .

The tactics used by Khalid RA showcasing his military acumen during various battles fought under him, for instance, sending his people to the land which was to be conquered and gather details about the layout of the land so that he would have a better understanding on how to station his troops, are divulged into and make for an interesting listen.

The next topic that is touched base on is the Battle of Yarmouk that took place under the leadership of Khalid Ibn Al Waleed RA although Abu Ubaidah RA was the chieftain. Khalid RA had been demoted from his leadership domain after the death of Abu Bakr RA and the succession of Umar Ibn Al Khattab RA. This battle was magnanimous in its stature and showcased the military prowess of Khalid RA to its maximum potential and it resulted in the attainment of more than 30% of the land under the Byzantine empire.

On his deathbed, Khalid Al-Walid’s old friend visited him which is when Khalid began to show his battle scars to him. Khalid then questioned his friend, “All of these scars of wounds and yet I am not dead from the battlefield. Why could I not have died in battle?” Khalid’s friend then replied, “When the Messenger of Allah ﷺ named you Saifullah, Sword of Allah, he predetermined that you would not fall in battle. If you had been killed by an unbeliever it would have meant that Allah’s sword had been broken by an enemy of Allah; and that could never be.”

Listen intently as we witness the greatness of this exemplary warrior, Khalid Ibn Al Waleed RA.

 

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