THE CONQUEST OF AL-SHAM


  Description Al-Sham (Greater Syria) is bordered by the Euphrates River on the northeast and by Egypt on the southwest. It extends from the mountains of Tai’ in the southeast to the Mediterranean and the Anadol Mountains in the northwest.   Major cities Its major cities are Damascus, Jerusalem, Nabulus, Homs, Hemah, Halab, Amman, Beirut,…

THE CONQUEST OF JERUJALEM


  It was previously called Iliya’. Dhul Isba’ said, “O Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu a’laihi wa sallam), if we live after you are deceased, where do you order us to go?” The Prophet (Sallallahu a’laihi wa sallam) said, “Go to Jerusalem, perhaps Allah will give you offspring that go back and forth to it.” And…

THE CONQUEST OF KHURASAN


  The Battle of Tuburstan The battle took place in 30 A.H. Tuburstan was an ancient Iranian province southeast of the Caspian Sea. It was bordered by Kilan (or Jilan) on the west, Iraq on the south, and Khurasan on the east. Among its towns were Istrabadh and Dinbawand (or Dimaqand). Its name meant “the…