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The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed (RA) April 17, 2006

Posted by muslimminds in Islamic Literature, Lives of the Salaf.

Khalid bin Al-Waleed (RA) was one of the greatest generals in history, and one of the greatest heroes of Islam. Besides him, Genghis Khan was the only other general to remain undefeated in his entire military life. A measure of Khalid’s genius is that he was the only person to inflict a (temporary) defeat on the Prophet Muhammad, (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).

Until very recently, there were not much info on the Internet covering the aspects of life of this great Sahaba (RA). Alhamdulillah, now there is a site to fill up the void. You can visit the site at: http://www.swordofallah.com/ The site contains a detailed biography of Khalid bin Al-Waleed.

The original title of the book, “The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns” was written by the late Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram of the Pakistan Army, in October 1969. The author learnt Arabic in order to draw on the earliest historical sources and he visited every one of Khalid’s battlefields in order to draw analyses from the viewpoint of military strategy, including reconciling conflicting historians’ accounts. The book was originally published by the Army Education Press, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and printed by Feroze Sons Publishers in Lahore, Pakistan. The excellence of the book was such that it has been translated from English into Arabic and is currently sold in bookshops throughout the Arab World.

The complete book can be read online online at: http://www.swordofallah.com/

A brother gathered everything on the site into an easy to share EBook that can be navigated easily. It is in the format of “help file”. You can also do full text searches. Please click the link below to download the EBook.

Note: You can unzip the file using programs such as WinZip or WinRar. I put it in a .zip file for easy downloading since the host site (wordpress.com) does not allow me to upload files with such extensions (i.e. chm). If you have trouble downloading/using the file or require further assistance, please leave a comment and leave your e-mail address so that I can get back to you. Jazakallahu Khairun.

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1. QSMnet - April 17, 2006

Assalamualaikum Sheikh,

JazakaAllah Khair for this. There is truly an absolute dearth of information about this great Sahaba (RA) on the net, so this is invaluable.


2. muslimminds - April 17, 2006

W.salam Wr. Wb.

akhee, thanks for visiting the site and dropping a line. I hope the content will be beneficial to some people. Insha-Allah, there will be a new post soon that will be more amazing than this one! Can you take a guess?…I’m waiting…ha ha ha…I’m gonna blow up the heads of people with this one! anyways, pass it on…ma-as-salaam.

3. Ashiq - April 27, 2006

There are issues with this book/website. Where’s brother-brucey when you need him? Basically, it plays up a fictional arguement/tension between Khalid bin Walid and ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, radiallahu ‘anhum. So like, put a warning in your post or something.

4. ghettosuperstar - April 28, 2006


i do not think you should use the term ‘blow up the heads of people’ in this blog.

or anywhere else, for that matter.


5. Nury - February 13, 2007

salam alaykum

I’m from Bosnia,and I have read this book.exelent is thruly word for this bokk.
If you know full name of mr A.I akram,please answer to me
Thank you

6. ismail - September 29, 2007

plz send me a email copy of this book , when i download it it opens up but does not show any information . may be does not detect network setiings

7. Muhammad Waseem Alam - October 3, 2007

This link is’nt working

8. yazmin - July 19, 2008

al salam 3alaykoum ummm do anii of uze noe were i could buy da book of khalid bin al walled coz i really want 2 read if uze noe plz tell me im so despreat
inshhalah okkz

9. ur sista in islam yasmin - July 26, 2008

sooz pplz didnt u find out were 2 buy khalid bin al walled man i searched 4 it on da net i couldnt find it buh i want da 1 wif da blak front cover i heared dat hads more info in it
aniiwaiiz fanxx

ayub - June 6, 2012

any book shop should have it. depends were u live. i live east london and all the shops have it.

10. ZAKA-UD-DIN - September 22, 2008


11. SSS - March 30, 2009
12. asad nabi malik - April 2, 2009

The book i read in 1970,still fresh in my memories. One of the greatest Generals ever borne.I want to read it again but i could not get it as it is out of print. Unfortunately i lent to a friend which was never returned.Can you help me out from where i can get it. Thanks

13. azeem - September 18, 2009

salam i wanted to read this book , so plz can u help me to get it , or i would like to download it but your link dosent works. so plz do guide me i will be thankful…….
i will be eagerly waiting for your reply

14. This is the link for Khalid Bin Al Waleed's Biography - November 15, 2009
15. moumine mouhamed - February 18, 2010


16. Zulfiqar Shan - June 26, 2010

the book is good,but what spoils it is when the author starts to give his own opinion,he might be a general and knows his battle formations etc but hazrat umar(ra) did not have anything personal against khalid bin waleed(ra).These were the best of mankind and they did not hold grudges against each other but did everything for Allah,s sake. So more battle stories and less of your opinions on the sahabah.

17. abdallah - April 10, 2011

just to get people back in line, many people try to raise the status of khalid ibn walid RA, muhammad SAW army wasnt defeated due to khalid ibn walid RA doing anything special it was simply because muhammad SAW sahaba RA disobeyed his command and allah decided to punnish the muslims by giving them defeat.

But khalid ibn walid RA was the sword of allah which shows his real great status

ayub - June 6, 2012

well said. my thoughs exactly.

18. UBAID UR REHMAN - May 12, 2011

If I have spent any best time on this planeT that was the time either when I was offering salutation to the Holy Prophet(PBUH) or reading the book written by A.I AKRAM”The Sword Of ALLAH”

ayub - June 6, 2012

am sure offering salah is top of yr list.

19. S. Strauch - June 21, 2011

The book has a number of defects, such as the use of narrations by Al-Waqidi, who was known to scholars of hadeeth as a liar. In addition, the author’s weakness in Arabic caused him to make a number of embarrassing mistakes, such as calling Al-Wahshi, the Wild Man and referring to Bilal Al-Habashi as Bilal the Negro.

20. Mohammed sadiq - December 22, 2011

I saw the other people coments alhamdulillah i want to colect photos of great sahabas if any body have photos plz send me by e mail . Mohamme_sadiq_99@yahoo.com

Mohamed Haja - April 28, 2012

Brother photos will take you out of your strait path, show interest in acquiring useful knowledge. Pls remember me in your duas.

ayub - June 6, 2012

you are better of not collectingg pictures of sahabas

21. Abdul Azeem Qureshi - August 6, 2012

Im not able to download ebook biography of Khalid Bin Al waleed,kindly help me to download tha same.

22. I want this book, and books on hazrat umar farooq r.a , and hazrat ali r.a , plz can any of send it to me my email is py4s4_4lov3@yahoo.com - August 13, 2012

I want this book plz see the name box above and read completely what i have asked for, tnx

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