Dhu al-Faqar was taken
as booty by the prophet Muhammad at the Battle of
Badr. It is reported that he gave this sword to
Ali b. Abi Talib and that Ali returned from the
Battle of Uhud covered with blood from his hands
to his shoulders, having Dhu al-Faqar with him.
Many sources report that this sword remained with
Ali b. Abi Talib and his family and that the
sword had two points, perhaps represented here by
the two lines ingraved on the blade.
also known as "Ma'thur al-Fijar" is the
sword which was owned by the prophet Muhammad
before he received his first revelations in Mecca.
It was willed to him by his father. He migrated
with this sword from Mecca to Medina and the
sword remained with him until it was transferred,
along with other war equipment, to Ali b. Abi
handle is of gold in the shape of two serpents,
and is encrusted with emeralds and turquoise.
Near the handle is a Kufic inscription saying:
'Abdallah b. 'Abd al-Muttalib.
99 cm.- Musée Topkapi - Istamboul
al-Rasub sword is one of the nine swords of the
prophet Muhammad. It is said that the weapons of
the house of the prophet Muhammad were kept among
his family just like the Ark was kept with the
scabbard has gold circles on which are inscribed
the name of Ja'far al-Sadiq.
100 cm.- Musée Topkapi - Istamboul