Khawlah bint al-Azwar

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Khawla bint Al-Azwar
Khawla, from Tārīkhunā bi-uslūb qaṣaṣī, 1935
Rashidun Caliphate

Khawlah bint al-Azwar (Arabic: خولة بنت الأزور) was a famous woman of Muhammad's time and later a military leader.[1] She is described as one of the best fighters in history. On the battlefield, the opposition compared him to Khalid bin Walid . She was the sister of Dhihar bin Al-Azwar who was a soldier and commander of Rashidun army. Khawlah was born in the seventh century. Her father was the leader of the Banu Asad tribe. Khawlah has fought alongside his brother in many battles. These include the Battle of Yarmouk against the Byzantine Emperor in 638 AD. On the fourth day of the battle, Khawlah fought against the Byzantine army with a group of women and defeated the commander-in-chief. She was wounded while fighting against a Greek soldier.[2][3]

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  1. "Khawla Bint Al Azwar, Warrior, Famous Arab Woman, Islam Religion Horse Animal, MNH Jordan -". 2014-11-29. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2021-10-06. Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "AlShindagah Online". Retrieved 2021-09-13.