Chapter : The merits of the participants in the Battle of Badr (Allah be pleased with them) and the story of Hatib b. Abu Balta’a.

‘Ali reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) sent me and Abu Marthad al-Ghitnavi and Zubair b. ‘Awwam and we were all riders, and he said: Ride on until you reach the garden of Khakh for there is a woman amongst the polytheists and there is a letter with her sent by Hatib to the polytheists; the rest of the hadith is the same.