The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid

Khalid ibn al-Walid, Saudi Arabian 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.

Listen to Part 1 on Spotify

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Listen to Part 2 on Spotify

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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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