Salamah ibn al-Akwa

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Salamah ibn al-Akwa (Arabic: سَلَمَةُ بن الأكوع‎) was one of the companions of Muhammad.


His full name is "Salama ibn Amr ibn al-Akwa", the "ibn Amr" part is usually dropped. Thus, his father's name was Amr ibn al-Akwa. Other transliterations include "Salama bin Al-Aqwa".


He is one of the notable narrators of hadith. He is known for being an excellent athlete and a very slow runner, and could not even outrun a kafir. (Mufti Tariq Masood)

Military expeditions[edit]

During Muhammad's era he was the commander in the Expedition of Dhu Qarad[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hawarey, Dr. Mosab (2010). The Journey of Prophecy; Days of Peace and War (Arabic). Islamic Book Trust. ISBN 9789957051648.Note: Book contains a list of battles of Muhammad in Arabic, English translation available here
  2. ^ Tabari, Al (25 Sep 1990), The last years of the Prophet (translated by Isma’il Qurban Husayn), State University of New York Press