Battle of Zafar
The Battle of Zafar took place in 632 between Khalid ibn al-Walid - a companion of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad - and a tribal chieftess called Salma. Khalid defeated her and she died on the battlefield. The battle was part of the Ridda Wars. The apostate leader was riding on a camel, surrounded by her loyal bodyguards. Khalid ibn al-Walid approached her with a group of mujaheddin and slaughtered her and her bodyguards. Several hundred apostates died in this battle.
|Battle of Zafar|
|Part of Ridda wars and|
Campaigns of Khalid ibn al-Walid
|Rashidun Caliphate||Apostate rebels|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Khalid ibn al-Walid||Salma a.k.a. Umm Zhiml|
|Casualties and losses|
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- A.I. Akram, The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns, Nat. Publishing. House, Rawalpindi (1970) ISBN 0-7101-0104-X.
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