Answer the following questions:
1. There were a few matters that encouraged Khalid ibn al Waleed to become Muslim. Based on Khalid’s story, what things would encourage people to accept Islam?
* Having positive opinion about Islam
* Personality of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
* Respect and curiosity towards Muslims
* Influence of Islam on knowledge and wisdom.
* Closeness with practising Muslims
* Dawah in stages
2. Suppose that your brother is not a Muslim. How would you feel about that and what would you do to help your brother to become a Muslim?
I will feel sorry for my brother and would do my level best to attract him towards Islam. I will follow Islamic teachings and will be very nice to him. I will talk to him about Islam whenever he is calm and listening. I will also make du’aa to Allah to guide him towards Islam.
3. What made Khalid an enemy of Islam in the early days of Islam?
Khalid lived a life of luxury, riding horses and fighting with his sword right from his childhood. He was not prepared to give up luxury. Moreover he was influenced by idolatry.
4. Who was Khalid’s brother?
Al Waleed ibn al Waleed was Khalid’s brother.
5. What made Khalid’s brother contact Khalid and encourage him to embrace Islam?
The Prophet’s words in appreciation of Khalid motivated his brother to contact and encourage Khalid to embrace Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “If Khalid came to us as a Muslim, we would have welcomed him. No one who has a mind like Khalid would let Islam escape him”.
6. At what battle did Khalid fight the Muslims?
At the Battle of Uhud, Khalid fought against the Muslims.
7. What title did the Prophet (peace be upon him) give Khalid?
Saifullah, the Sword of Allah, was the title given to Khalid ibn al Waleed by Rasoolullah.
8. Write the translation of the ayah that talks about Khalid ibn al Waleed’s father.
“Let Me alone to deal with whom I created alone. And then granted him great wealth. And children to be by his side! And made life smooth and comfortable for him! After all that, he desires that I should give him more; nay! Verily he has been stubborn and opposing Our proofs”. (Surah al Muddaththir 11-16)
9. Write a brief profile on each of the following Sahabah:
1. Khalid ibn al Waleed: Before he embraced Islam, he fought against Muslims in the Battle of Uhud. After embracing Islam he helped the Muslims gain victory in the Battle of Mutah. The Prophet (peace be upon him) gave him the title ‘Saifullah’ which means ‘ Sword of Allah’.
2. Amr ibn al ‘Aas: He was an eminent companion of the Prophet. He had accepted Islam along with Khalid ibn al Waleed. The Prophet chose him to carry his letter to the King of Oman. He was also the conqueror of Egypt.
3. Abu Baseer: Due to the one sided Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, he was stranded among the Kuffar in Makkah. But he used his intelligence to join hands with another Muslim, Abu Jandal, and began a military campaign against the caravans of Quraysh. He was also instrumental in converting many people to Islam in Makkah.
10. What are some ways you can make dawah in your everyday life.
a) Through one’s actions and words
b) Discussing about the wonders of creation in the light of scientific ayahs in the Qur’an.
c) Inviting non-Muslims to one’s home for a feast and wisely presenting Islam before them.
d) By being honest in one’s business dealings with all clients.
11. Learn the following statements for answering objective type questions like Fill in the blanks, Choose the Right answer, True or False etc.
1. Saifullah means Sword of Allah. It is written in Arabic as سيف الله
2. The verse in the Qur’an written about Khalid’s father proves that he was not a Muslim.
3. The mosque and the tom of Khalid ibn al Waleed is situated in Syria.
4. Khalid ibn al Waleed embraced Islam along with Amr ibn al Aas and Uthman ibn Talha.
5. A letter from his brother, Al Waleed ibn al Waleed, gave Khalid the ‘push’ that finally made Khalid ibn al Waleed become a Muslim.
6. The reason Khalid ibn al Waleed did not attack the Muslim army during prayer was because of he was drawn closer to Islam.
7. Shortly after the Hudaybiyyah Treaty, Khalid ibn al Waleed embraced Islam.
8. Khalid ibn al Waleed was the best Muslim commander of all times after the Prophet!
9. Before embracing Islam, Khalid lived a life of luxury.
10. Khalid ibn al Waleed loved riding horses and was fond of fighting with his sword.
11. Khalid ibn al Waleed was the one who conquered both the Roman and the Persian Empires, which were known to be the most oppressive and cruel empires of that time.
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