The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid

Khalid ibn al-Walid, Saudi National Hero

Khalid was a member of the aristocracy in the Arabian trading city of Mecca.

As a member of the wealthy Banu Makhzum clan of the Quraysh, he made a living from a steady stream of pilgrim’s who came far and wide to see the hundred’s of God’s and Idol’s within the mysterious black stone Kaaba.

When a local named Muhammad began claiming he was the Prophet of God, Khalid and his family fought tooth and nail to stamp out his movement.

Less than two years later Khalid would turn his back on centuries of tradition, and formally embrace Islam.

Meanwhile on the northern borders of Arabia, The Old World Powers of Byzantium and Sassanid Persia had began to teeter, weakened by decades of war.

Thundering out of the desert, at the head of an army of zealous new converts, came Khalid Ibn Al Walid.

The world would never be the same again.

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Part 2

Khalid’s life had taken a full 360 turn.

Throwing family tradition aside he’d embraced Islam and helped Muhammad smash the old idols he had once worshipped.

He was quickly becoming The Prophet’s favoured general, who gave him the title Sayfullah (The Sword of God).

But the newly minted army of Islam was about to face a monumental challenge. Peeking over the northern border of The Caliphate sat the two largest empires in the known world: Rome and Sassanid Persia.

The rapid spread of Islam had shocked them into an alliance, and now the full military might of these ancient juggernauts was about to bought down upon Khalid and his army.

In the fertile fields of the Yarmouk gorge world history was about to be made…

Listen in to learn how Islam rose to become one of the largest religions in the world!

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Supporting Pictures:


Alternative names: خالد بن الوليد .

Additional Reading / Sources:


  • Paid license for ‘Anthology Of Heroes Podcast’ utilised for numerous sounds/music
  • The Ice Giants by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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