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|Expedition of Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi (Mayfah)|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi||Unknown|
|130||Entire tribe (unknown population)|
|Casualties and losses|
|0||Many Killed (unknown number) |
Muhammad sent Ghalib ibn Abdullah al-Laithi as the commander of 130 men to Mayfah on the confines of Nejd, and was sent to launch an attack against Banu ‘Awâl and Banu Thalabah in Ramadan 7 A.H. The settlement was surprised and the Muslims put many to death, and drove off their camels and flock .
Usama, one of the fighters who went along, killed a man, after he had pronounced the testimony of God's Oneness at the last moment just before killing him (see Shahadah) to which incident Muhammad commented addressing his Companions: "Would you rip open his heart to discern whether he is truthful or a liar?"
This was the 4th surprise raid against the Banu Thalabah.
This event is mentioned in the following primary sources:
- ""Ghalib bin 'Abdullah Al-Laithi at the head of a platoon of 130", Witness-Pioneer.com".
- "The Sealed Nectar". Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- The life of Mahomet and history of Islam, Volume 4, By Sir William Muir, Pg 84 See bottom of page, notes section
- "Atlas Al-sīrah Al-Nabawīyah". Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- "List of Battles of Muhammad". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- "The Life of Mahomet and History of Islam to the Era of the Hegira". Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- Sa'd, Ibn (1967). Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir,By Ibn Sa'd,Volume 2. Pakistan Historical Society. p. 149. ASIN B0007JAWMK.
- Al Tabari, Michael Fishbein (translator) (1997), Volume 8, Victory of Islam, State University of New York Press, p. 132, ISBN 9780791431504
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