Page 163 - Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum

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however, running in hot pursuit, turned them out of the valley before they could drink a drop of
water. Later on, the Prophet (Peace be upon him), along with his Companions, overtook me. I
addressed him saying: Messenger of Allâh, let me select from our people one hundred men and I
will follow the marauders and finish them. In reply, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “Ibn Al-
Akwa‘, you have taken enough and so now you have to show magnanimity; now they have reached
the habitation of Ghatfan where they are being feted.” He added saying: “Our best horseman today
is Abu Qatadah, and our best footman today is Salamah.” He allotted me two shares of the booty -
the share meant for the horseman and the other meant for the footman, and combined both of them
for me. Intending to return to Madinah, he made me mount behind him on his she-camel called Al-
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