“May Allah have mercy upon Abu Bakr! Had he lived, I would not have been removed from command.”
Said this on the death of [[w:Abu Bakr|Caliph Abu Bakr, when his successor Caliph Umar dismissed Khalid from command and made Abu Ubaidah, the new commander in chief.
“If Abu Bakr is dead and Umar is Caliph, then we hear and obey.”
Said this After the death of Abu Bakr.
“By Allah, if you were to appoint a small child over me, I would obey him. How could I not obey you when you are far above me in Islam and have been named the Trusted One by the Prophet? I could never attain your status. I declare here and now that I have dedicated my life to the way of Allah, Most High.”
Said this to Abu Ubaidah, after being removed from command by Caliph Umar for no reason.
“These Romans were the bravest that I had ever met.”
Gave tribute to the Byzantine soldiers after winning Battle of Emesa.
“How few are the Romans and how numerous are we ! ‘An army’s strength lies not in numbers of men but in Allah’s help, and its weakness lies in being forsaken by Allah”
Said this to one of his soldier at Battle of Yarmouk who said that ..How numerous are the Romans and how few are we.
“I protest to the Muslims against what you have done. By Allah, you have been unjust to me, O Umar!”
Said this to Caliph Umar who dismissed him from army in 638.
Caliph Umar RA removed Khaled bin Walid R.A from the army because Umar R.A is afraid that people might start to think that Khalid R.A is the cause of victory and might forget that victory come from Allah SWT.
“Umar appointed me over Syria until it turned to wheat and honey; then dismissed me!”
Said this to his wife after bneing removed from army.
“Praise be to Allah who took Abu Bakr R.A away. He was dearer to me than Umar R.A. Praise be to Allah who appointed Umar R.A in authority He was hateful to me, but I grew to like him.”
“And here I am, dying in my bed, like cattle die. May the eyes of cowards never sleep.”