Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Conquest of Certain Islands in the Sea
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Sicily

[235c] The first to invade Sicily1 was Mu‘âwiyah ibn-Ḥudaij al-Kindi2 in the days of Mu‘âwiyah ibn-abi-Sufyân. It was continually invaded after that. The descendants of al-Aghlab ibn-Sâlim al-Ifrîḳi conquered more than 20 cities in it, which are still in the hands of the Moslems. In the caliphate of al-Mutawakkil, Aḥmad ibn-Muḥammad ibn-al-Aghlab reduced in it the Yânah castle and Ghalyânah3 fortress.

It is stated by al-Wâḳidi that ‘Abdallâh ibn-Ḳais ibn-Makhlad ad-Dizaḳi plundered Sicily and ca…

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“The Conquest of Certain Islands in the Sea”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 20 August 2019



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