Khalid Bin Al-Waleed (Sword of Allah), Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram

Khalid Bin Al-Waleed (Sword of Allah)

Khalid bin Al-Waleed 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).

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.

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28 responses to “Khalid Bin Al-Waleed (Sword of Allah), Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram

  1. I think that’s the biography some brothers I know have read. They were saying that it was really awesome and I was anxious about reading it. Jazak’Allah khairan for these dimes.

  2. islamunity

    As-Salamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatu!

    Mashallah i’ve recently read this book and it was absolutley stunning, Subhanallah…
    Khalid bin al Waleed radiyallahu anhu was truly an amazing man.

    The only problem i had with the book is the spelling, loool i mean throughout the book i.e. he says “unawares” instead of “unaware”!

    Laakin brother A.I Akram did a wonderful job, may Allah grant him Jannah aamiin!

    At the end of khalids life, while i was reading it really choked me up wollahi i nearly started to cry, actually i think i shed a tear :(

    I recommend this book to every1, its really beautiful!

    • pir ahmad

      i had also gone trough this amazing book the only thing i want to reply to ur comment is that i had also gone trough the books of A.I.akram that he had written after his miraculous book Sword Of Allah i.e, the conquest of Africa and the MuslimConquest of spain ,i am realy and deeply intouched with his work and the only thing i want to ask for that plz have some arrangment for me to also study his bookThe MuslimConquest Of Persia if u had then send it to me by any way that is suitable to u.thank u .may God bless u.Da khude pa aman.

  3. Khan

    Dear islamunity,

    Assalamu alaikkum varahmathullah,

    Just to set the record straight, this reply. There is no spelling mistake in ‘unawares’ and it is an absolute accurate ‘English’ usage.

    For the sake of clearing any doubts that may linger still in your mind concerning the usage of ‘unawares’, I give the following link for your perusal.

    http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/edu/2003/07/22/stories/2003072200190200.htm

    I hope that would have settled yoiur concern containing spelling errors in the book, as the context is apt. Allah knows best.
    vassalam.

  4. rohania

    Salam to all!

    ive just finished reading the book last night. And indeed the book contains breath-taking scenes! Masha Allah, now i understand fully what a magnificent man Khalid had become…
    How i wish there still exists people who will defend Islam as he did…uhmmm, am sure there are…Allah will not let Islam go undefended by the bravest of men..

  5. Azam

    http://www.mediafire.com/?4jmzgzywmhj

    IS the download link broken ?

    I can’t download the file.

  6. As-salamu ‘alaikum

    Yes, the link doesn’t seem to be working. Needs fixing.

    ibn ayyub

  7. Farouk

    link seems broken?

  8. shamseddin

    Assalamualaykum!

    I am in great grief for i can’t download the book! unfortunately i am not finacially capable of buying or purchasing the book about khalid. will somebody send it to my email add? or the least, would somebody teach me how can i download the book.

    for everytime i try downloading the book, the web will inform us that the article (th Book) has been removed. please, help us in the name of our Great Allah the gracious and most merciful.

    May Allah reward those who will help me, may Allah grant you paradise! the jannatul firdaws! Ameen..

  9. Wa ‘alaikum as-salam,

    The link should be working now.

    ibn ayyub

  10. soo abd

    assalamu alaikum

    The book on khalid is a wonderful piece of the sahaba’s lives.
    But am not able to download it, i have been trying now for days.
    Can you help me in any way?
    P/s include the ‘Frequent Asked Questions’ section for better understanding of readers.
    jazakallaahu khair
    wassalaam

  11. wa ‘alaykum as-salam

    The link should be working. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, make sure you have that.

    ibn ayyub

  12. Aadil

    Assalaamualaikum,

    Jzk for the link but I was wondering is this book available in print? If so where might I find it?

    Wasalaam

  13. Ahmad

    Wa’alaykum Asallam

    you can download it here:

    http://kalamullah.com/books.html

  14. Dear brother in Islam,

    I think this book sould be a must read for all Muslims. It is very relavant book and is a guide for all of us to the true path, which we have lost. We do not have a example better than Khalid Bin Waleed.

    Regards

  15. salam
    what a wounderful book and what a great men

    allahou akbar

    http://www.connectmuslim.com

  16. I NEED A COPY OF THIS BOOK. THANKS.
    MARWAN RIHANI

  17. Ibnu Alwi

    Assalaamualaikum Brother!

    thank you very much for the upload. I love this book! it’s the best novel that i have ever read!

    do you know any other book by this author? please share with us!

    jazakAllahu khair!

  18. wa `alaykum salam,

    Glad to hear that you benefited from the book. I don’t know of any other books by this author, but there are books about the battles of the Prophet, peace be upon him, which might interest you. There’s one by Imam ibn Kathir such as this one: http://kitaabun.com/shopping3/product_info.php?products_id=417

    ibn ayyub

  19. great book.btw Genghis did suffer defeat by Jalaludeen, son of the Shah of Khwarezm

  20. The only reason Khalid was successful in Uhud, because he was assisted by his friends that were meant to keep guard on the hill but they ran.

    • S. Strauch

      Why have you adopted this fatuous name? Is it to disguise the fact that you are not a Muslim? And get your facts right; the people posted on the hill were not his friends at this time, they were his enemies and they didn’t run away, they descended the hill because they were chasing after the routed Quraish, thus leaving the hill undefended.

  21. Hikmat Khan

    Mashallah! Wonderful book. Khalid ibn Walid was really the greatest general of all times. This Napeloen, Hitler, Achelles etc are nothing in front of him.

    • S. Strauch

      Hitler was not a general at all, though he fancied that he was. He had never risen above the rank of corporal (WWI).

  22. capt naziha

    salam….i need to buy this book…but i cant find it in malaysia….where can i buy this book….???

  23. abdallah

    the only problem with the book was the fact that the author was very biased on more then one occasion in the book

  24. S. Strauch

    Another problem with this book is that the author was not fluent in Arabic and thus made some silly mistakes, such as not knowing that Al-Wahshi was a name, so he translated it as: ‘the wild man’ (or something similar). He has also included a lot of unverified narrations, due to his lack of knowledge of the science of hadeeth.

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