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