Hashim ibn Utba

Hashim ibn Utba ibn Abi Waqqas (Arabic: هاشم بن عتبة بن أبي وقاص, romanizedHāshim ibn ʿUtba ibn Abī Waqqāṣ), was a Muslim army commander. He was Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas's nephew through his father, and was a companion of Muhammad. Hāshim participated in the Ridda wars against the rebellious Arabic tribes following the death of Mohammad in order to return them to Islam. He fought the Byzantines in the Battle of Yarmouk under the command of Khalid ibn al-Walid. He played a vital role in the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah that led to the conquest of Al-Mada'in by Muslims. He died in the Battle of Siffin fighting on the side of Ali.

Hashim ibn Utba
BornMecca, Hejaz
Siffin, Syria
AllegianceRashidun Caliphate


Hashim ibn Utbah was born after Muhammad proclaimed his prophethood.[1]

Hashim embraced Islam during the Conquest of Mecca.[1]

During the outbreak of the Great apostate rebellions, Hashim participated against the rebellious Arabic tribes following the death of Mohammad in order to return them to Islam.

Hashim participated in the Battle of the Yarmuk.[1] Ibn 'Abd al-Barr recorded that Hashim lost one of his eyes during this battle.[2]

Shia historian Ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi reported Hashim was sent to Iraq and participated in the Battle of al-Qadisiyyah.[3]

Hashim ibn Utbah was sent by Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas to lead the army to the battle of Jalula, where Hashim dispatched Jarir ibn Abdullah al-Bajali from the Bajila tribe with a heavy force of cavalry to check the enemy position.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Ad-Dhahabi, Shams ad-Din. Siyar A'lam Nubala - Hashim ibn Utbah. p. 3. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  2. ^ Ibn Abd al Barr, Yusuf ibn Abdallah ibn Mohammed (1992). Ali Al-Bajawi, Muhammad (ed.). الاستيعاب في معرفة الاصحاب‎ [The Comprehensive Compilation of the Names of the Prophet's Companions (Al-Isti'ab fi Ma'rifat al-Ashab)] (first ed.). Dar al Jeel. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  3. ^ Ibn Musa al-Khawarizm, Muhammad. کتاب المناقب للخوارزمي [Manaqib al Khawarizm]. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  4. ^ Bin Yahya Bin Jabir Al Biladuri, Ahmad (2011). The Origins of the Islamic State Being a Translation from the Arabic Accompanied With Annotations, Geographic and Historic Notes of the Kitab Futuh Al-buldan (Paperback). Translated by Philip Khuri Hitti. Cosimo, Incorporated. p. 421. ISBN 9781616405342. Retrieved 7 December 2021.