The Great General

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The Great General Photo by Fatima Khattak

My inspiration.

His zeal for warfare, military strategy and supremacy is what he was known for and is what made my soul rouse.  He had specialized in warfare and was one of the best horsemen in all of Arabia, at a young age he had learnt to use weapons. It is said that his much loved weapon was the Lance.  Known as one of the best wrestlers of his time and highly thought of as a known warrior and wrestler among the Quraysh. 

Born to Walid ibn al-Mughira in Mecca the chief of the Banu Makhzum; Khalid ibn al-Walid, Khalid was known for the hundreds of battles both important and trivial as well as single duels he had fought insurmountably. This truth is what makes him one of the superlative Generals in all of olden times. His biggest success was the conversion of Arab premeditated dogma into a proper system. He is believed to have developed Arab Bedouin warriors into a unit called Mubarizun (champions), they were highly skilled and Khalid had trained them effectively to slay as many enemy officers as possible, the Battle of Ajnadayn is the best example.

Khalid ibn al-Walid was a Sahabi, which makes him a very respectable character amongst the Muslims, up till now and for onwards. He is an inspiration to many Generals, Army Officers and successes up till this day. He is the reason many people yearn for respect, dignity and honor like his. His strength haunts us still, and it is that reason his stories are what motivate us, at least they should.

He is the man I look up to. I look forward to being as strong and capable as he was. It was not only his ideas, authority and specialty that I am inspired of, it was his heart and soul, is what made my heart stone and strengthen my spirit when I first read about him. i'm sure, Reader, you'd like to know more about him.


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