A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE ROUTE AND HALTING POINTS OF THE MUSLIM ARMY IN THEIR MARCH TOWARDS AL-QĀDISIYYAH: 14 AH/635-636AD

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  • DR. RAFIA RIAZ International Islamic University, Islamabad

Abstract

The battle of al-Qādisiyyah was fought in 635/636AD and the armies of al-Qādisiyyah physically moved mostly with their families to the conquering areas. The travel was an important stage of the actual battle in medieval ages as it needed constant patience, energies and resources. Along with this, knowledge of the locations, their topography and geography were also very important. The present research has explored the route of the Muslim armies of al-Qādisiyyah in order to identify the nature of the movement of armies during the conquest. It was found during the study that the Muslim armies used the traditional trade route from Makkah to Iraq called as Darb-al-Ḥīrah (later the route was also used for pilgrimage and was called Darb Zubaydah) and used almost the same halting points as were used by the traders. The study has used traditional methods of research in history and has built the arguments while relying on Arabic manuscripts of early Muslim history and geography. Along with that it has equally relied on modern literature and technology and has extensively used Google earth and Google map to find out some locations.

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2024-03-02

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DR. RAFIA RIAZ. (2024). A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE ROUTE AND HALTING POINTS OF THE MUSLIM ARMY IN THEIR MARCH TOWARDS AL-QĀDISIYYAH: 14 AH/635-636AD . Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 72(1). Retrieved from https://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/312

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