'Abdu'llah ibn Rawahah

Abdullah ibn Rawaha
عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن رَوَاحَة
Mausoleum ,Jafer-ut-Tayyar,Jordan.JPG
The tomb of ʿAbdullāh, Zayd ibn Ḥārithah, and Ja`far ibn Abī Tālib in Al-Mazar near Mu'tah in Jordan, Ash-Sham
Died629 CE
Cause of deathMartyrdom in the Battle of Mu'tah
Resting placeAl-Mazar, Mu'tah
Known forbeing a companion of Muhammad
Parent(s)Rawaha ibn Tha'labah (father)

Abdullah ibn Rawaha ibn Tha'labah (Arabic: عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن رَوَاحَة ٱبْن ثَعْلَبَة‎, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Rawāḥah ibn Thaʿlabah), was one of the companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad[1] who was martyred in the Battle of Mu'tah.


Ibn Rawaha was from the Arabian tribe of Banu Khazraj.[2] At a time when writing was not a common skill, he was a scribe and a poet.[3]

He was one of the twelve representatives of the Ansar who took an oath of allegiance before the Hijrah, and later spread Islam to Medina. Also he was among the 73 that pledged allegiance to Muhammad in Medina. He is said to have been alert to the supposed plots of Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy.[3]

Military expions and death[]

Abdullah ibn Rawaha was third in command during the Battle of Mu'tah and was subsequently killed during the battle.[1] He also led his own expion known as the Expion of Abdullah ibn Rawaha, where he was sent to assassinate Al-Yusayr ibn Rizam.

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  1. ^ a b Jafar al-Tayyar, Al-Islam.org, 2013-01-21
  2. ^ The Sealed Nectar The Second ‘Aqabah Pledge Archived November 28, 2006, at the Wayback Machine on sunnipath.com
  3. ^ a b O My Soul, Death Is Inevitable, So It Is Better for You to Be Martyred Archived June 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine, URL accessed 2009-09-30