Nawfal ibn Khuwaylid ibn Asad was one of the Non-Muslims who interacted with Muhammad.
Nawfal was the son of Khuwaylid ibn Asad and hence a paternal brother of Khadijah. His mother, known only as "Al-Adawiya", was from the Adiy clan of the Khuza’a tribe.
"He was one of the principal men of the Quraysh." He had the byname "Lion of the Quraysh" and "was well known for his physical strength and bravery."
His son Al-Aswad was an early convert to Islam who joined the migration to Abyssinia in 616. However, Nawfal opposed Muhammad and was known as "a satan of the Quraysh". At one time he bound Abu Bakr and Talha ibn Ubayd-Allah with a rope. Due to this, those two became known as Al-Qareenayn, "the two tied together".
He was killed by Ali during the battle of Badr in 624.
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