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Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) is known as the sword of ALLAH. The Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu alayhi wa salam) said to Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) that “You are one of the swords of ALLAH and ALLAH has drawn you out for battle against the enemies of ALLAH.”
Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) was one of the strongest and bravest men ever to walk on this earth. He was scared of nobody as the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa salam) made a special dua so that Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) would not to be scared of anyone. And so the Sword of ALLAH said, “Since the day that the Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu alayhi wa salam) made that dua, I was not scared of any person.”
When Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) died, Umar (radiallahu anhu) said, “Women won’t be able to bear the like of Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) again.”
Once in a battle Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) went to the general of the opposing army and gave three options. He (radiallahu anhu) told the opposing general, “Accept Islam. If you do not accept islam then you will have to pay the jizya (tax) and if you refuse these two options then I have a group of people with me that love DEATH the way you love life.” One of the biggest strengths of Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) was this that he was able to demoralise armies.
Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anh) broke 8 swords in the battle of Yarmuk. These were the swords belonging to Khalid (radiallahu anhu). As for Khalid (radiallahu anhu) he could never have been broken as he was the Sword of ALLAH. On his death bed, Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) was talking to his friend and he told him, “Do you see a size of a hand span on my body where there is not a wound?” His freind looked and said, “No.” And then Khalid bin Walid (radiallahu anhu) said, “I fought numerous battle and now you see me dying on my bed, I wanted to die as a shahid(martyr) but now I am dying on my bed.” Then his friend said to him, “You could never have died in the battle field.” And then Khalid (radiallahu anhu) asked as to why, then his friend told him, “When the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa salam) named you the sword of ALLAH, you are the sword of Allah and if you died in the battle field then people would say that an unbeliever has broken the sword of Allah, and this could never have happened.”
When the sword of ALLAH passed away, people were crying and Umar (radiallahu anhu) had strict orders that no one should cry when a believer dies as they are destined for Jannah anyway. A man went to Umar (radiallahu anhu) and told him “O Amir ul Mumineen! People are crying over the death of Khalid!” Then Umar told him, “May your mother loose you for on the like of Khalid bin WALID (radiallahu anhu), those who cry should be allowed to cry.” This shows the importance that this great sahabi had in Islam.
Khalid bin WALID (radiallahu anhu) mothers said on the death of her son, “You are better than a million as long as men fall infront of of you on their faces, and you are braver than a tiger and as for your generousity – you are more generous than that stream which comes down from a mountain.” And Umar (radiallahu anhu) said, “The mother of KHALID BIN WALID (radiallahu anhu) has spoken the truth.”
Khalid bin walid (radiallahu anhu) was truly better that a million. He was that general that never lost a battle and he was that man that would not rest and would not allowed those around him to rest. We can see how brave this mujahid was, there will not be anyone like him again. May Allah Ta’ala make us all the protectors of His deen. Ameen.