al-Battar: The Sword of the Prophets

al-Battar

image The al-Battar sword was taken by the prophet Muhammad as booty from the Banu Qaynaqa. It is called the “sword of the prophets” and is inscribed in Arabic with the names of David, Solomon, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Zechariah, John, Jesus, and Muhammad. It also has a drawing of King David when cut off the head of Goliath to whom this sword had belonged originally. The sword also features an inscription which has been identified as Nabataean writing.

The blade of the sword is 101 cm in length. It is preserved in the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul. Some report that it is this sword that Jesus will use when he returns to Earth to defeat the anti-Christ Dajjal. Photograph taken from Muhammad Hasan Muhammad al-Tihami, Suyuf al-Rasul wa ‘uddah harbi-hi (Cairo: Hijr, 1312/1992).

The Inscription:

Inscribed on the blade in Arabic are the names of the following prophets: David, Sulaiman, Musa, Harun, Joshua, Zakaria, Yahya, Isa, and Muhammad (Peace Upon All of Them).

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The Picture of Dawud AS cutting off the head of Goliath:

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Other Inscription on the blade of the al-Battar sword, identified as Nabataean.

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