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In the same way that the believed ones were dispatched to the tribes, we understand that
dispatching some more platoons to all regions of Arabia is a necessity for the prevalence and
domination of security on all lands of Arabia.
Here is a list of those platoons:
1. ‘Uyaina bin Hisn Al-Fazari’s platoon in Al-Muharram, the ninth year of Al-Hijra to Bani
Tamim. It consisted of fifty horsemen, none of them was an Emigrant or a Helper.
2. This expedition was dispatched due to the fact that Bani Tamim had already urged other
tribes not to pay tribute (
) and eventually stopped them from paying it.
Therefore, ‘Uyaina bin Hisn set out to fight them. All the way long he marched by night and
lurked by day. He went on that way till he overtook them and attacked them in the desert.
They fled back for their lives. Eleven men, twenty-one women and thirty boys were captured
then. He drove them back to Madinah and were housed in Ramlah bint Al-Harith’s residence.
Ten of their leaders, who came to the Prophet’s door, called out unto him saying: “O
Muhammad come out and face us.” When he went out they held him and started talking.
He exchanged talk with them for a while then left them and went to perform the noon-
prayer. After prayer he sat in the mosque-patio. They proclaimed a desire to show boasting
and self-pride. For this purpose they introduced their orator ‘Utarid bin Hajib who delivered
his speech. The Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) asked Thabit bin Qais bin Shammas
— the Muslim orator — to respond. He did that. In return, they brought forth their poet Az-
Zabraqan bin Badr who recited some boastful poetry. Hassan bin Thabit, the p oet of Islam,
promptly replied back. When talks and poetcame to an end, Al-Aqra‘ bin Habis said: “Their
orator is more eloquent than ours, and their poet is more poetically learned than ours. Their
voices and sayings excel ours, as well.” Eventually they a nnounced their embracing Islam.
Consequently, the Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) acknowledged their Islamization,
awarded them well, and rendered them back their women and children.
3. A platoon headed by Qutbah bin ‘Amir to a spot called Khath‘am in Tabalah, a plot of land
not far from Turbah. That was in Safar, 9 A.H. Accompanied by twenty men and only ten
camels to mount alternatively on, Qutbah raided them and fought so fiercely that a great
number of both parties were wounded and some others were killed. The Muslims drove back
with them camels, women and sheep to Madinah.
4. The mission of Dahhak bin Sufyan Al-Kilabi to Bani Kilab in Rabi‘ Al-Awwal in the year 9 A.H.
This mission was sent to Bani Kilab to call them to embrace Islam. Refusing to embrace
Islam, they started to fight against the Muslims, but were defeated and sustained one man
5. The three hundred men expedition of ‘Alqamah bin Mujazziz Al-Mudlaji to Jeddah shores in
Rabi‘ Al-Akhir. This expedition was dispatched to fight against some men from (Al-Habasha)
Abyssinia (Ethiopia), who gathered together near the shores of Jeddah and exercised acts of
piracy against the Makkans. Therefore he crossed the sea till he got to an island. But as
soon as the pirates had learned of Muslims’ arrival, they fled.
6. The task of the platoon of ‘Ali bin Abi Talib was to demolish Al-Qullus, which was an idol that
belonged to Tai’ tribe. That was in Rabi‘ Al-Awwal in the year 9 A.H. ‘Ali was dispatched by
the Messenger of Allâh (peace be upon him) with o ne hundred fifty men. A hundred of them
were on camels. The other fifty were on horseback. He held a black flag and a white banner.
At dawn they raided
Hatim, demolished the idol and filled their hands with spoils,
camels and sheep booties, whereas ‘Adi fled to Ash-Sham. The sister of ‘Adi bin Hatim was
one of the captives. Inside Al-Qullus safe, Muslims found three swords and three armours.
On the way they distributed the spoils and put aside the best things to the Messenger of
Allâh (peace be upon him) . They did not share the Hatims.
Upon arrival in Madinah, the sister of ‘Adi bin Hatim begged the Messenger of Allâh (peace
be upon him) to have mercy on her and said: “O Messenger of Allâh, my brother is absent
and father is dead, and I am too old to render any service. Be beneficent to me so that Allâh
may be bountiful to you.” He said: “Who is your brother?” She said: “It is ‘Adi bin Hatim.”
“Is he not the one who fled from Allâh and his Messenger?” Said the Prophet (peace be upon
him) then went away from her. Next day she reiterated the same thing as the day before
and received the same answer. A day later she uttered similar words, this time he made
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