Expedition of Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi (Mayfah)

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Expedition of Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi (Mayfah)
Date January 629 AD,9th Month 7AH
Location Mayfah
Result *Successful operation, captured a lot of camels and cattle as booty
Commanders and leaders
Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi Unknown
Strength
130 Entire tribe (unknown population)
Casualties and losses
0 Many Killed (unknown number) [4][5][6]

Expedition of Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi[7] to Mayfah took place in January 629 AD,9th Month 7AH, of the Islamic Calendar.[8][9]

Expedition[edit]

Muhammad sent Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi as the commander of 130 men to Mayfah on the confines of Nejd, and was sent to launch an attack against Banu ‘Awâl and Banu Thalabah in Ramadan 7 A.H. The settlement was surprised and the Muslims put many to death, and drove off their camels and flock .[10]

Usama, one of the fighters who went along, killed a man, after he had pronounced the testimony of God's Oneness at the last moment just before killing him (see Shahadah) to which incident Muhammad commented addressing his Companions: "Would you rip open his heart to discern whether he is truthful or a liar?"[11][12]

This was the 4th surprise raid against the Banu Thalabah.

Primary source[edit]

This event is mentioned in the following primary sources:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghalib bin ‘Abdullah Al-Laithi at the head of a platoon of 130", Witness-Pioneer.com
  2. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg241
  3. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 84 See bottom of page, notes section
  4. ^ "Ghalib bin ‘Abdullah Al-Laithi at the head of a platoon of 130", Witness-Pioneer.com
  5. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg241
  6. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg241
  7. ^ Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Pg205
  8. ^ Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks, By Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Pg205
  9. ^ List of Battles of Muhammad
  10. ^ The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 84
  11. ^ "Ghalib bin ‘Abdullah Al-Laithi at the head of a platoon of 130", Witness-Pioneer.com
  12. ^ The sealed nectar, By S.R. Al-Mubarakpuri, Pg241
  13. ^ Sa'd, Ibn (1967). Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir,By Ibn Sa'd,Volume 2. Pakistan Historical Society. p. 149. ASIN B0007JAWMK. 
  14. ^ Al Tabari, Michael Fishbein (translator) (1997), Volume 8, Victory of Islam, State University of New York Press, p. 132, ISBN 9780791431504