Talhah

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Talha
Blessed Companion , Jawad-the Generous
Born c. 595 C.E.
Mecca
Died c. 656 C.E.
Honored in
Islam
Influences Muhammad

Talhah or Talha, son of Obaidullah (Arabic: طلحة بن عبيدالله‎) (died 656) was one of the first eight persons to embrace Islam and a devoted disciple and companion of Muhammad, best known for his roles in the Battle of Uhud and the Battle of the Camel, in which he died.

Early life (597–610)[edit]

Talha was 64 (lunar) years old at his death on 7 December 656, indicating a birth-year of 594.[1] He was killed by Marwan ibn Hakam while commanding Aisha's army during The Battle of The Camel.

Muhammad's era (610–632)[edit]

Muhammad, in a Hadith accepted by Sunni Muslims, specified ten of his companions who were promised paradise. Those companions named in this Hadith are referred to by Sunnis as The Ten Promised Paradise (Arabic: العشرة المبشرون بالجنة; al-`Ashara al-Mubasharîn bi-l-Janna). Talha was one of the Ten Promised Paradise. Talhah was also given the title of "The Generous" by Muhammad. [2]

Ridda Wars[edit]

In the third week of July 632, Abu Bakr scraped together an army mainly from the Banu Hashim (the clan of Muhammad) to defend Medina from an eminent invasion by the apostate forces of Tulayha, a self-proclaimed prophet. The army had stalwarts like Ali ibn Abi Talib, Talha ibn Ubaidullah and Zubair ibn al-Awam each of them was appointed as commander of one-third of the newly organised force, they had their roles during the Ridda Wars but however did not face any combat scenarios.[3]

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