Suhayl ibn Amr

soldier

Suhayl ibn Amr was a prominent man among the Quraish, being known as the khatib or orator of the tribe. Clever and articulate, his opinion carried a heavy weight among his tribe. He was to play a major role in concluding the famous truce of Hudaybiyyah.

QuotesEdit

  • 'I do not know either 'The Merciful, or the Compassionate'. Write: 'In the name of God'.
    • in negotiating Treaty of Hudaybiyyah (628)
  • 'If I accepted you as the Messenger of God, I would not have been hostile to you. Write: Only your name and the name of your father'.
    • in negotiating Treaty of Hudaybiyyah (628)

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