Akhnas ibn Shariq
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Late life — ?-610
Muhammad's era — 610-632
Muhammad's visit to Ta'if — 619
On his way from the visit, Muhammad asked Akhnas for protection, but he refused.
Battle of Badr — 624
Akhnas and the Banu Zuhrah were with the Meccan as part of the escort that preceded the Battle of Badr, but since he believed the caravan to be safe, he did not join Quraish on their way to a festival in Badr. He together with Banu Zuhrah returned, so these two clans were never present in the battle. 
Battle of Uhud — 625
Treaty of Hudaybiyyah — 628
- After the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, Abu Basir ‘Utbah ibn Asid ibn Jãriyah ath-Thaqafi (a man of the tribe of Thaqif captured by the Quraysh), escaped from the. Associators. al-Akhnas ibn Shurayq (a chief of the Quraysh) sent two men after him. AbU Basir killed one of the two men, and came to the Messenger of Allah as an Immigrant Muslim.
Regarding verse [Quran 2:204], an incident occurred prior to these verses being revealed. A man named Al-Akhnas ibn Shuriq came to the Muhammad to embrace Islam, but as he turned to leave, he happened to pass by a pasture and grazing animals. He set it alight and killed the cattle. These verses express disapproval.