Muslims defeated a Roman army at Yarmuk, in Syria, in The Battle of Yarmuk is now little remembered, but its outcome forever changed. The collapse of Byzantium’s military position in the near-east was sealed by the Battle of Yarmuk (also spelled Yarmouk) in AD Indeed, it is no exaggeration . The Battle of Yarmuk, fought in AD, was the turning point in Arab history that put a stop to any future Muslim attempt to expand into Europe. Fought between.

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University of Toronto Press, He wanted to know why Khalid was called Sayf Allah sword of Allah.

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I would like to make a few pertinent points: It should also be noted that the muslims were fighting both the Abttle empire and the Persian empire at the same time. Manzikert is a strong candidate for future seasons. One has to understand that the runup to this battle had seen 5 years of peace for the Byzantines during the preceding 26 years.

Finally, the Arab conquests, and the battle of Yarmuk in particular, destroyed the military abttle of Heraclius.

Cambridge University Press, Other writers mention the sandstorms, which the Arabs would have known about from Qadisiyah and from ages of desert warfare experience. The Muslims took no prisoners in this battle, although they may have captured some during the subsequent pursuit.

Yarmuk, Battle of

Jack Harris December 18, 8: This would have given them a huge advantage if true, harmuk may explain why they won the battle in spite of being out-manned. Thanks for this great effort in shape of animation but i am not agreed with your figures…Byzantines against 40, Muslims 70, Byzantines Killed and 4, Muslims. Byzantine preparations began in late and by May Heraclius had a large force concentrated at Antioch in Northern Syria.


In what became known as the Ridda wars of —, Abu Bakr managed to unite Arabia under the central authority of the Caliph at Medina.

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Readers Comments 63 Shahzad Hassan February 20, The Byzantines,on the other hand, learned from Arab Light Cavalry tactics, and utilized them in their later conquest of Central Europe and Russia. Also, the Byzantines like the Persians wore armour weighing from 75 to pounds seriously limiting their mobility.

Although he commanded a numerically inferior force and needed all the men he could muster, he nevertheless had the confidence and foresight to dispatch a cavalry regiment the night before his assault to seal off a critical path of the uarmuk he anticipated for the enemy army.

I appreciate your work as well as your hard work to know the reality rather than the biased view. The Slave Bttle 11, 5: Khalid’s timely flanking attacks again saved the day for Muslims and by dusk the Byzantines had been pushed back to the positions they had at the start of the battle.

Induring the Byzantine—Sasanian War of —Heraclius became the emperor of the Byzantine Empire, [10] after overthrowing Phocas. Obviously the larger the force the harder it was to supply such numbers, suggesting that the numbers involved would have been towards the lower estimates.

The remaining contingents, all European, were placed under Gregory and Dairjan. The Battle of Stalingrad Or 2, World War II, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years — And I also think that putting that army atimmediately following its decades long and ruinous war with Persia is just too high.

While Khalid and his mobile guard were dealing with the Armenian front throughout the afternoon, the situation on the other end was worsening. Primary sources for Muslim army: Wolfy Ghalkhani March 1, 8: Major victory for the Islamic Empire.

Battle of Yarmouk

Instructions were also issued to return the jizya tribute to the people who had paid it. The center of the army was under the command of Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah left center and Shurahbil bin Hasana right center.


University College London Press, The Great Arab Conquests: Campaigns in Armenia and Anatolia. The majority of the Byzantines did not flee until the situation was clearly hopeless and even then, they did not go quietly. Vahan, an Armenian and the former garrison commander of Emesa, [26] was made the overall field commander, [27] and had under his command a purely Armenian army.

He did not wish to engage in a single pitched battle but rather to employ central position and fight the enemy in detail by concentrating large forces against each of baattle Muslim corps before they could consolidate their troops.

Battle of Yarmoukalso called the Battle of Yarmuk, 20 August Sources for Rashidun numbers range fromand the Byzantine numbers range fromSizes of armies during this time period were relatively small, even in the Fertile Crescent, due to logistical limitations. Muslim conquest of Egypt. However, at no point did Vahan attempt to concentrate a abttle force to achieve a critical breakthrough.

Jonathan Webb September 11, 8: The effect of these feuds was decreased coordination and planning, one of the reasons for the catastrophic Byzantine defeat. Bahtle Byzantines, who had been watching their border with Persia at the time, were taken completely by surprise; the last thing they were expecting was invasion from Arabia. Thank you for your time.

Having shared his plans with Khalid ibn al Walid, his strongest commander, he was ready to initiate batle invasion plans by the opening months of AD.