Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Battle of Ajnâdîn (or Ajnâdain)
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Arabic text

The enemy routed

[113c] The battle of Ajnâdîn1 ensued. In this battle about 100,000 Greeks took part, the majority of whom were massed one band after the other by Heraclius [Hiraḳl], the rest having come from the neighboring districts. On that day, Heraclius was in Ḥimṣ [Emesa]. Against this army, the Moslems fought a violent battle, and Khâlid ibn-al-Walîd particularly distinguished himself. At last, by Allah’s help, the e…

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“The Battle of Ajnâdîn (or Ajnâdain)”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 26 September 2020

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