A Biographical Study of the Greatest Military General in History. Khalid Bin Al- Waleed was one of the greatest generals in history. Abu Bakr (ra) said ‘Women will. Sword of Allah: Khalid Bin Al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns [A.I. Akram] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed: Khalid bin Al-Waleed was one of the greatest generals in history, and one of the greatest heroes of Islam. Besides him .
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Write a customer review. Showing of 3 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. When the top military leaders of history are discussed, Khalid bin Walid ra is rarely mentioned.
This little known military genius fought and beat the two great superpowers of his time Persian and Roman Empirewith a ragtag, part time army from the deserts of Arabia. Khalid bin Walid ra victories speak volumes of what he accomplished. He was undefeated in 41 battles if minor engagements are considered against professional Persian and Roman armies.
He was a man built for war, a military genius who had a sharp strategic mind, brilliant tactical skills and the strength and endurance to go up against any champion the enemy could throw at him in individual combat. Akram argues that Khalid bin Walid ra was probably the only general in history to possess all of these instruments of war in one man. Akram’s biography of Khalid bin Walid ra is broken into 4 parts.
The first part thhe the biography is told through the lenses of the biography of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh. This is the only way the story could be told because Khalid ra life was interwoven with that of the Prophet pbuh.
This period covers Khalid ra youth tthe the end of the Prophetic mission. After the passing of the Prophet pbuhMr. Akram’s focus on Khalid ra becomes sharper and he now takes center stage.
This is where part 2 begins and covers the battles against the apostates that occurred over an 11 month period. Part 3 and 4 of the biography is where Aloah ra and the Muslims face the professional armies of Persia and Rome.
This covers the 12 month campaign against the Persians in Iraq and the 4 wlaeed against the Romans in Syria with the climax at the banks of the Yarmuk river where Khalid ra destroyed a massive to Roman army with only 40 Muslims. Akram provides the context of all the battles that Khalid ra fought in. This includes the military situation in Arabia and the political situation in Medina to give the reader a context of what Khalid ra was up against and why his battles were so important for the new Muslim community.
I highly recommend it. The Sword of Allah carries weight because of the high degree of military expertise the author brings to the table. Agha Ibrahim Akram joined the British Indian army in Waledd held the rank of Lieutenant-General at the time of his retirement in After his retirement, he served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Spain source – Wikipedia. In order to write this book, he learned Arabic allah he could allsh the original texts rather than interpretations by later scholars.
Not only, he traveled to the majority of the battles fields that Khalid bin Walid ra fought in order to have a better appreciation of the battle tactics he deployed and the strategy he used. Akram’s writing style, there are very small parts of the book where Umar bin Al-Khattab ra comes out in a negative light.
This was probably unintentional walee the reader should be aware.
This in no way takes away from the biography of Khalid bin Walid ra written by Mr. It is not a good copy of Ibn Kathir’s work. Khalid bin al-Waleed” was originally released in January pgs in hardback. Then it was revised and released as “Khalid bin al-Waleed: Akram, a Pakistani army officer who taught at the Pakistani Staff College inand who later traveled to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East to view the battlefields of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad and his best general: Akram wrote this book in tribute to Khalid, whom be believed to be “the greatest military general in history”, and who campaigned in the Middle East about C.
For his research biin excluded both Muslim and Christian writers who kyalid and wrote after the Tenth Century; Akram believed they were merely rewriting the battle accounts of the earlier Muslim scholars, such as: Akram’s use of Arabic sources helped him to broaden the history of Mohammad’s and Khalid’s early battles. However, by excluding any “Western” scholars he avoided benefiting from their critical analysis in questioning the historical accuracy of some of the battlefield scenarios.
Akram generally does not question the accuracy of the early Muslim biographers. However, as a professionally military-trained general, Akram occasionally rises above his fervent Islamic beliefs and questions some of the battlefield accounts.
Akram doubts a few allag the stories that anti-Muhammad enemy forces numbered over-during some battles, and Akram found it incongruous to believe that despite so many soldiers, only four or so deaths on either side resulted after several days of heavy “battle” between these large armies: Pertaining to the massacre of some Jewish males who surrendered at the battle of Khaybar, Akram was so embarrassed by the obvious outright cold-blooded murder of these Jewish prisoners that he blithely skims over this shameful episode of the Prophet of Peace.
Objectivity is not a strong attribute of Akram. Akram revised the final edition over five years, and it shows good attention to detail — if the details can be believed. As he visited the early Muslim battlefields and studied them, Akram developed some 30 maps depicting the various battles. However, the maps are very generic and hypothetical nothing like a modern detailed battle mapbib nothing really remains of the battlefields themselves — their having been buried in the shifting sands of time.
This is a very good heavily-detailed book recounting Mohammad’s and Khalid’s battles — from a not-too-critical Muslim perspective. Good companion books analyzing these battles with constructive criticism are: Sadly, no index, but a helpful Table of Contents listing the battles. See all 3 ot. Amazon Giveaway allows you kf run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
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