Talhah

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Talha
تخطيط اسم طلحة بن عبيد الله.png
Blessed Companion , Jawad-the Generous
Born c. 595 C.E.
Mecca
Died c. 656 C.E.
Venerated in Islam
Influences Muhammad

According to Sunni faith Talhah or Talha bin 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]

Muhammad's era (610–632)[edit]

Muhammad, in a Hadith accepted only 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.[citation needed]

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 Zubayr 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.

Battle of the Camel and Death[edit]

The battle was fought between Ali ibn Abu Tablib and his army on one side and Aisha, Talha and zubair along with their army on the other. During the "Battle of the Camel" Marwan ibn al-Hakam is said to have shot his general Talhah with an arrow to the thigh while he was commanding Aisha's army, resulting in his death.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ibn Saad/Bewley vol. 3 p. 171.
  2. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica on battle of the Camel participation.]

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