The Commanders of Muslim Army

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Darussalam Publishers, 2001 - Muslims - 392 pages
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There was a time when Muslim warriors were the symbol of terror for the enemies of Islam and humanity; though they were also considered as the protectors of righteous, surrenders and aged. Even the women and children of enemies use to feel safe under their canons. This is why Islam spread rapidly on the earth because these leaders were trained by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him).

This book will tell you about the life stories, moderation, significance, valour, eloquence, faith, steadfastness, sense of justice and winning strategies of more than twenty five (25) brave commanders of Muslims. Who fought for Islam with less soldiers and arms but their strategies made them able to raise their flags against their huge enemies even ten (10) times greater in number than them. These commanders includes:

1) Khalid Bin Waleed

2) Abdur Rahman Bin Auf

3) Zaid Bin Harithah

4) Asim Bin Thaabit

5) Sa’d Bin Abi Waqas and many other… 

Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar the writer of the book has quoted the incidents, Ahadiths and strategies in a thrilling way that motivates the Muslims. As one of them is here for your reference:

Once during the training when the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) asked about the strategy to adopt in the battle, one of his Companion, 'Asim bin Thabit (May Allah be pleased with him) had stood up with his bow in his hand and replied:

"When the enemy is a hundred yards away, we will use our bows and arrows; when the enemy comes closer, we will fight with our spears; when the spears break, we will have a hand to hand combat with our swords."

When the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) heard this, he said:

"Doubtless this was the way to fight a battle. Whoever wishes to take part in a battle should adopt the strategy of 'Asim bin Thabat."

 

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Contents

Publishers Note 6
Steadfast and resolute of purpose 12
The Battle of Hairah 31
Sad bin Abi Waqas May Allah be pleased with him 44
Amr bin AlAs May Allah be pleased with him 62
Usamah bin Zaid May Allah be pleased with him 79
Ikrimah bin Abi Hisham May Allah be pleased with him 87
Mathna bin Harithah Sheebani May Allah be pleased with him 95
Salamah bin Qais May Allah be pleased with him 133
Zaid bin Harithah May Allah be pleased with him 145
Jafar bin Abi Talib May Allah be pleased with him 156
Huthaifah bin Yaman May Allah be pleased with him 167
Dharar bin Azwar Asadi May Allah be pleased with him 173
Saeed bin AlAas May Allah be pleased with him 179
Abdullah bin Jahash May Allah be pleased with him 187
Abdullah bin Rawahah May Allah be pleased with him 199

Numan bin Maqran May Allah be pleased with him 106
Qaqa bin Amr AtTameemi May Allah be pleased with him 113
Sharjeel bin Hasanah May Allah be pleased with him 125
Ubadah bin Samit May Allah be pleased with him 206
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