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Khalid grew up embodying the war spirit of the Makhzumites and was trained extensively in swordsmanship, horseriding and in the use of the lance. According to the works of Ibn qutaibah and Ibn hisham; a maturing khalid also had many fantasies about war and the glory of battle; so I expected to find many stories of the quraysh singing the praises of khalid's tactical genius with a simple google search, yet i wasnt able to find much even in the biography by A.I Akram or the wiki article

any references to battles khalid was involved in before becoming a muslim (aside from Uhud) are much appreciated, thanks

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    Problem is that there is relatively little record of battles before Islam at all, let alone the ones Khalid Ibn Walid (RA) participated in. Probably because the Muslims did not find it useful to record the wars of tribal rivalries. – The Z Jan 8 at 22:47
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    @TheZ Wouldn't the tribes themselves have recorded such events as was during the "Year of the Elephant"? – Ahmed Jan 9 at 10:44
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    All that is known about him is that he didn't participate in the battle of Badr, but one of his brothers was caught as a prisoner in it and ransomed by his brothers and later converted (17 of Bani al-Makhzum died in this battle, while Khalid was in a-Shaam for trading). Khaild must have been around 33 years old at the time of Uhud as he was born about 30 years before hijrah. He also participated at the battle of al-Ahzab beside Quraish and their allies. – Medi1Saif Jan 9 at 11:53
  • Wikipedia says Khalid was born in 585AD, wouldnt that make him more or less 40 years old by the battle of Uhud which was at around 625AD? – Ubaid Hassan Jan 9 at 22:41
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    @Ahmed . They might have. But, would that record stay till now? The Year of the Elephant is referenced in the Quran, so I can understand that being recorded in books till now. – The Z Jan 11 at 21:00

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