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.
Series by Yasir Qadhi
- 10 Deeds to Jannah
- Ask Shaykh YQ
- Dua The Weapon of The Believer
- Fiqh of Marriage
- Fiqh of Worship
- Kitab At-Tawheed
- Lives Of The Sahaba
- Mothers of the Believers
- Ramadan 2014 - Tafsir Surah Al-Fatiha
- Ramadan 2015 - Quranic Gems
- Ramadan 2019 - Quranic Duas
- Tafseer Surah Al Kahf
- Tafsir of Surah Yusuf
- The Book of Du'a From Sahih Al-Bukhari
- The Day of Judgement
- The Life in The Barzakh
- The Message of The Quran
- Towards Understanding Surah Yusuf
- Understanding The Traditions of The Signs of Judgement Day
- Ramadan 2016 - Beautiful Names Of Allah
- Ramadan 2017 - Pearls From The Quran
- The Branches of Faith
About Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University. Currently he is teaching at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.