Battle of Zafar

The Battle of Zafar took place in 632 between Khalid ibn al-Walid - a companion of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad - and a tribal chieftess called Salma. Khalid defeated her and she died on the battlefield. The battle was part of the Ridda Wars. The apostate leader was riding on a camel, surrounded by her loyal bodyguards. Khalid ibn al-Walid approached her with a group of mujaheddin and slaughtered her and her bodyguards. Several hundred apostates died in this battle.

Battle of Zafar
Part of Ridda wars and
Campaigns of Khalid ibn al-Walid
DateOctober 632
Zafar, Ha'il, Arabia (modern Saudi Arabia)
Result Rashidun Caliphate victory
Rashidun Caliphate Apostate rebels
Commanders and leaders
Khalid ibn al-Walid Salma (Umm Zhiml)  
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Negligible Heavy