Conflict Over Time and The Last Caliphate . Still, the reigns of al-Rashid and his sons were considered to be the apex of the Abbasids. That, however, did not occur until the 19th century. When a concubine gave birth to a son, she was elevated in rank and also received apartments and servants as a gift. by Wilferd Madelung. With the Buyid dynasty on the wane, a vacuum was created that was eventually filled by the dynasty of Oghuz Turks known as the Seljuqs. [102] Dhimmis did not have all of the privileges that Muslims had and commonly had to pay jizya, a tax for not being a Muslim. Abu al-'Abbas' successor Al-Mansur welcomed non-Arab Muslims to his court. He brought parts of Egypt, Syria, and Khorasan back into Abbasid control. The growing economy of Baghdad and other cities inevitably led to the demand for luxury items and formed a class of entrepreneurs who organized long-range caravans for the trade and then the distribution of their goods. The Silk Road crossing Central Asia passed through the Abbasid caliphate between China and Europe. (accessed February 10, 2021). His family still exists in Yunnan, and has taken a prominent part in Moslem affairs in China. 19 Votes) Golden Age of Islam The early part of the Abbasid rule was a time of peace and prosperity. Only the central lands of Mesopotamia were under direct Abbasid control, with Palestine and the Hijaz often managed by the Tulunids. [73] Due to the dry remote nature of the environment, some of the palaces built in this era were isolated havens. It overthrew the Umayyad caliphs from all but Al-Andalus. [citation needed] The Abbasid caliphate of Cairo lasted until the time of Al-Mutawakkil III, who was taken away as a prisoner by Selim I to Constantinople where he had a ceremonial role. Al-Mansur and al-Mutawakkil both instituted laws that forbade non-Muslims from participating in public office. The Muslim ulama on pilgrimage in Mecca met him and, impressed by his knowledge, invited him to return with him to Sennar. A dispute over succession in 744 led to the Third Muslim Civil War, which raged across the Middle East for two years. Religion, Learning and Science in the 'Abbasid Period Cambridge histories online Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature Editors M. J. L. Young, J. D. Latham, J. By Harun al-Rashid's time, the Abbasid army employed fire grenades. By the early 10th century, the Abbasids almost lost control of Iraq to various amirs, and the caliph al-Radi was forced to acknowledge their power by creating the position of "Prince of Princes" (amir al-umara). [73] Another major development was the creation or vast enlargement of cities as they were turned into the capital of the empire, beginning with the creation of Baghdad in 762, which was planned as a walled city with four gates, and a mosque and palace in the center. [98] Being a slave meant relative lack of autonomy during this time period, and belonging to a harem caused a wife and her children to have little insurance of stability and continued support due to the volatile politics of harem life. Harun al-Rashid turned on and killed most of the Barmakids, a Persian family that had grown significantly in administrative power. The reigns of Harun al-Rashid (786–809) and his successors fostered an age of great intellectual achievement. By 1000 they had become the chief political and ideological challenge to Sunni Islam and the Abbasids, who by this time had fragmented into several governorships that, while recognizing caliphal authority from Baghdad, remained mostly autonomous. Al-Mu'tasim started the downward slide by utilizing non-Muslim mercenaries in his personal army. [36], Rashid's navy also proved successful, taking Cyprus. Resources from other languages began to be translated into Arabic, and a unique Islamic identity began to form that fused previous cultures with Arab culture, creating a level of civilization and knowledge that was considered a marvel in Europe at the time. From their capital at Baghdad, the Abbasid caliphs ruled from 750 to 1258, when the Mongol armies under Hulagu Khan sacked Baghdad and executed the caliph. When trade with Europe seized due to hostilities, Jews served as a link between the two hostile worlds. The Caliph Abu Giafar, whose army, we are told by Sir William Muir, was fitted throughout with improved weapons and armour,' responded to this request, and sent a contingent of some 4000 men, who enabled the Emperor, in 757, to recover his two capitals, Sianfu and Honanfu. Kansu is perhaps the most dominantly Mohammedan province in China, and here many different sects are found, and mosques with minarets used by the orthodox muezzin calling to prayer, and in one place veiled women are met with. After the death of Mohammed in 632 AD, the leadership of the new religion, and of the newly united Arab tribes, was taken over by Mohammed's upper-class father-in-law. Starting in the year 765, the Shia community fractionized as a result of Jafar al-Sadiq’s death. [84], In technology, the Abbasids adopted papermaking from China. The palaces of the imperial family were lit up for six days and nights. Shortly thereafter, Berber Kharijites set up an independent state in North Africa in 801. In 829 Al Ma'mun the 7th Caliph of the Abbasids sent an army of 50,000 men to crush the secessionist enclaves and add them back to the Caliphate.[15][16]. For example, in the Abbasid Caliphate the caliph, or successor, was the ruler of the religion and usually had a strong role, usually as leader, of the empire. The unit organization of the Abbasids was designed with the goal of ethnic and racial equality among supporters. Sahara and Sudan: Kawar, Bornu, Kanem, Borku, Enned. These predominantly being made for the Caliphs use. The last Abbasid ruler of Bastak and Jahangiriyeh was Mohamed A’zam Khan Baniabbassian son of Mohamed Reza Khan "Satvat al-Mamalek" Baniabbasi. [36] Al-Ma'mun ruled for 20 years of relative calm interspersed with a rebellion in Azerbaijan by the Khurramites, which was supported by the Byzantines. Did religion play a role in the success of Roman Empire and Abbasid Caliphate? [50] Many classic works of antiquity that would otherwise have been lost were translated into Arabic and Persian and later in turn translated into Turkish, Hebrew and Latin. Romans in the fourth century banned Jewish people from holding public offices, banned Roman citizens from converting to Judaism, and often demoted Jews who were serving in the Roman military. [71] Their works on Aristotle were a key step in the transmission of learning from ancient Greeks to the Islamic world and the West. [50] During this period the Muslim world was a cauldron of cultures which collected, synthesized and significantly advanced the knowledge gained from the Roman, Chinese, Indian, Persian, Egyptian, North African, Ancient Greek and Medieval Greek civilizations. [93] The agricultural and handicraft industries also experienced high levels of growth during this period. ), a time span bounded by the formative period of early Islam and the arrival of the Seljuqs. The Abbasid Caliphate (750 C.E. The Abbasid period is considered a Golden Age for Islam. There were also cohorts of regular troops who received steady pay and a special forces unit. However, the primary siege weapon was the manjaniq, a type of siege weapon that was comparable to the trebuchet employed in Western medieval times. [104] Al-Mansur did not follow his own law very closely, bringing dhimmis back to the Caliphate's treasury due to the needed expertise of dhimmis in the area of finance. [49] The Islamic Golden Age was inaugurated by the middle of the 8th century by the ascension of the Abbasid Caliphate and the transfer of the capital from Damascus to Baghdad. Even provinces close to Baghdad began to seek local dynastic rule. Caliphate - Caliphate - The Abbasid caliphate: The Abbasids, descendants of an uncle of Muhammad, owed the success of their revolt in large part to their appeal to various pietistic, extremist, or merely disgruntled groups and in particular to the aid of the Shiʿah, who held that the Caliphate belonged by right to the descendants of ʿAlī. However, creation of this foreign army and al-Mu'tasim's transfer of the capital from Baghdad to Samarra created a division between the caliphate and the peoples they claimed to rule. [113], In Baghdad there were many Abbasid military leaders who were or said they were of Arab descent. They commanded some support in the Shia sections of Baghdad (such as Karkh), although Baghdad was the city most closely connected to the caliphate, even in the Buyid and Seljuq eras. [intro jingle] Hello and welcome to episode 13 of the Abbasid History Podcast: an audio platform to examine premodern Islamic(ate) history and a global medieval past. Having unified the tribes of Arabia and solidified Mecca as the capital of their faith, the followers of Islam were faced with their first leadership crisis. [38], At the end of the eighth century, the Abbasids found they could no longer keep together a polity, which had grown larger than that of Rome, from Baghdad. The Abbasids claimed that Abu Hashim, before he passed away in 718, left the quest for the caliphate to the head of the Abbasids. The Byzantines responded by sacking Damietta in Egypt, and Al-Mutawakkil responded by sending his troops into Anatolia again, sacking and marauding until they were eventually annihilated in 863. Timeline of science and technology in the Islamic world, Timeline of Islamic science and technology, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Category:Governors of the Abbasid Caliphate, "ABŪ MOSLEM ḴORĀSĀNĪ – Encyclopaedia Iranica", "BAGHDAD i. It was a golden time marked by incredible advancements in the sciences and arts, advancements that were probably never deemed possible. Stories from Arabic, Persian, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian folklore and literature were later incorporated. The kiswah for the kaaba in Mecca was made in a town named Tuna near Tinnis. For that reason they restored a truly Muslim government. The true stock of the present Chinese Mahomedans was a small army of 4,000 Arabian soldiers sent by the Khaleef Abu Giafar in 755 to aid in putting down a rebellion. They ruled as caliphs for most of the caliphate from their capital in Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, after having overthrown the Umayyad Caliphate in the Abbasid Revolution of 750 CE (132 AH). Especially after the "Anarchy at Samarra" (861–870), the Abbasid central government was weakened and centrifugal tendencies became more prominent in the Caliphate's provinces. He strengthened his personal army with Turkish mercenaries and promptly restarted the war with the Byzantines. ", In Giles' book, he writes "Mahomedans: IEJ Iej. [nb 8][142], Meanwhile, the Wadai Empire related a similar origin story, claiming descent from a man by the name of Salih ibn Abdullah ibn Abbas, whose father Abdullah was an Abbasid prince who fled Baghdad for Hijaz upon the Mongol invasion. Also, the Abbasids found themselves to often be at conflict with the Umayyads in Spain. Writers like Abu Tammam and Abu Nuwas were closely connected to the caliphal court in Baghdad during the early 9th century, while others such as al-Mutanabbi received their patronage from regional courts. – 1528 C.E.) Mohammed left no sons, and in any case there was no tradition of sons taking over in the Arab world. The Abbasid dynasty ruled the central and eastern Islamic lands, at least nominally, and headed the Sunni Muslim community for five centuries from its capital Baghdad. [2] They ruled as caliphs for most of the caliphate from their capital in Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, after having overthrown the Umayyad Caliphate in the Abbasid Revolution of 750 CE (132 AH). This period of localized secular control was to last nearly 100 years. Abbasid Caliphate Quizlet is the easiest way to study, practice and master what you’re learning. [citation needed], The Abbasid historical period lasting to the Mongol conquest of Baghdad in 1258 CE is considered the Islamic Golden Age. It was said that Baghdad “glittered ‘like a bride." It was built by the descendant of Muhammad's youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib. The first change the Abbasids, under Al-Mansur, made was to move the empire's capital from Damascus, in Syria, to Baghdad in Iraq. [38], Al-Mustakfi had a short reign from 944 to 946, and it was during this period that the Persian faction known as the Buyids from Daylam swept into power and assumed control over the bureaucracy in Baghdad. Like the Umayyad Caliphate before it, the leader of the Abbasids was called the caliph. This octagonal dome is the final resting place of al-Muntasir. ", Giles also writes, in the same book, "The first mosque was built at Canton, where, after several restorations, it may still be seen. "The Abbasid Caliphate." Alhazen was significant in the history of scientific method, particularly in his approach to experimentation,[63] and has been referred to as the "world's first true scientist".[64]. In Bahawalpur, Pakistan, and the subcontinent, he was an Arab of the Abbasids and a conqueror, a man drawing his wealth from the country but not part of it. These laws predated al-Mansur's laws against dhimmis and often had similar restrictions, although Roman emperors were often much more strict on enforcing these laws than many Abbasid caliphs. Astronomy in medieval Islam was advanced by Al-Battani, who improved the precision of the measurement of the precession of the Earth's axis. Abbasid was the third Islamic caliphate that was established after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. V (New ed.). One of the common aspects of the treatment of the dhimmis is that their treatment depended on who the Caliph was at the time. [105] Al-Mutawakkil followed the law banning dhimmis from public office more seriously, although, soon after his reign, many of the laws concerning dhimmis participating in government were completely unobserved or at least less strictly observed. Abbott, Nabia. [114] Most of the Khorasani soldiers who brought the Abbasids to power were Arabs. [74] Mesopotamia only has one surviving mausoleum from this era, in Samarra. The religion that the Abbasid caliohate believe was Islam, who believe Islam was called Muslims. Under the Abbasids, the caliphate transformed to a large extent. This led to the decline of the Caliphate starting with the Anarchy at Samarra. [82], Egypt being a center of the textile industry was part of Abbasid cultural advancement. [12] Caliph al-Mansur centralised the judicial administration, and later, Harun al-Rashid established the institution of Chief Qadi to oversee it. The Abbasid caliphs were Arabs descended from Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, one of the youngest uncles of Muhammad and of the same Banu Hashim clan. Though lacking in political power (with the brief exception of Caliph Al-Musta'in of Cairo), the dynasty continued to claim religious authority until after the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517.[6]. Arabic poetry reached its greatest height in the Abbasid era, especially before the loss of central authority and the rise of the Persianate dynasties. "[71] Islamic philosophy, in this definition is neither necessarily concerned with religious issues, nor is exclusively produced by Muslims. The Abbasid caliphate (also called the Abbasid caliphate), was the second dynasty of Sunni caliphs ( 750 – 1258 ) that succeeded the Umayyads. The total Moslem population is probably under 4,000,000, though other statistical estimates, always uncertain in China, vary from thirty to ten millions; but the figures given here are the most reliable at present obtainable, and when it is remembered that Islam in China has not been to any great extent a preaching or propagandist power by force or the sword, it is difficult to understand the survival and existence of such a large number as that, small, indeed, compared with former estimates, but surely a very large and vigorous element. Who would take up the mantle of Mohammed and lead? Some Jews studied Hebrew in their schools and Jewish religious education flourished. As the size of the harem grew, men indulged to satiety. Hulagu Khan's destruction of Baghdad in 1258 is traditionally seen as the approximate end of the Golden Age. This, however, was not "conversion by the sword.". Five years after the rise of the Abbasides, at a time when Abu Giafar, the second Caliph, was busy plotting the assassination of his great and able rival Abu Muslim, who is regarded as "the leading figure of the age" and the de facto founder of the house of Abbas so far as military prowess is concerned, a terrible rebellion broke out in China. The majority of the slaves were women and children,[96] many of whom had been dependents or harem-members of the defeated Sassanian upper classes. And the death of daughters. Although Abbasid leadership over the vast Islamic empire was gradually reduced to a ceremonial religious function in much of the Caliphate, the dynasty retained control over its Mesopotamian domain. The epic is believed to have taken shape in the 10th century and reached its final form by the 14th century; the number and type of tales have varied from one manuscript to another. [133] The final ruler of the Bahawalpur Indian princely state was particularly so, the Kalhora Rulers of Sindh[134]. ", Marshall Broomhall writes, "With the rise of the Abbasides we enter upon a somewhat different phase of Muslim history, and approach the period when an important body of Muslim troops entered and settled within the Chinese Empire. [12] During Al-Mansur's time, control of Al-Andalus was lost, and the Shia revolted and were defeated a year later at the Battle of Bakhamra.[8]. In the East, governors decreased their ties to the center as well. These were generally made with a yellow clay and fired multiple times with separate glazes to produce metallic luster in shades of gold, brown, or red. Centuries after the Abbasids fall, several dynasties have claimed descent from them, as "claiming kinship relation with the Prophet Muhammad, that is, claiming an affiliation to the 'People of the House' or the status of a sayyid or sharif, has arguably been the most widespread way in Muslim societies of supporting one's moral or material objectives with genealogical credentials. Tinnis was famous for its factories and had over 5,000 looms. For that reason they restored a truly Muslim government. The Abbasids also celebrated the Persian holiday of Mihraj, which marked the onset of winter (signified with pounding drums), and Sadar, when homes burned incense and the masses would congregate along the Tigris to witness princes and viziers pass by. It wasn't until 747 that Marwan II was able to … At times of disaster and catastrophe Muslims in 747 AD to defeate the Umayyads. [38], After Rashid's death, the empire was split by a civil war between the caliph al-Amin and his brother al-Ma'mun, who had the support of Khorasan. On numerous occasions within the Abbasid caliphate, the Shia sect of Islam formed several smaller segments of which differ from other factions of Islam on certain beliefs, mostly pertaining to the rightful heir to the caliphate or imam position. Umayyad & Abbasid Caliphates . So here’s our script so far which we will modify with your questions. While this helped integrate Arab and Persian cultures, it alienated many of their Arab supporters, particularly the Khorasanian Arabs who had supported them in their battles against the Umayyads. On the other hand, just as it has been shown above that although the Central Government did not in any way interdict or obstruct the tradal operations of foreigners in early times, the local officials sometimes subjected them to extortion and maltreatment of a grievous and even unendurable nature, so it appears that while as a matter of State policy, full tolerance was extended to the Mohammedan creed, its disciples frequently found themselves the victims of such unjust discrimination at the hand of local officialdom that they were driven to seek redress in rebellion. From the seventh century onward, it had largely replaced torsion artillery. [121], As a result of such a vast empire, the caliphate was decentralized and divided into 24 provinces. Some of the finer pieces were colored in such a manner as to require six separate stamps to achieve the proper design and color. When the dynasty began to weaken in the 12th century, the Abbasids gained greater independence once again. The Mamluk army, though often viewed negatively, both helped and hurt the caliphate. The Caliph himself was under 'protection' of the Buyid Emirs who possessed all of Iraq and western Iran, and were quietly Shia in their sympathies. Fuzail Zafar March 22, 2018 Of the whopping 1500 years of Roman … As-Saffah focused on putting down numerous rebellions in Syria and Mesopotamia. The Abbasid Caliphate. Szczepanski, Kallie. 9th-century finds from Samarra show styles similar to Sassanian forms. As part of that reorganization, in 762 they moved the capital from Damascus, in what is now Syria, northeast to Baghdad, not far from Persia in present-day Iran. [41] Mongols feared that a supernatural disaster would strike if the blood of Al-Musta'sim, a direct descendant of Muhammad's uncle Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib,[42] and the last reigning Abbasid caliph in Baghdad, was spilled. The Abbasid authority began to deteriorate during the reign of al-Radi when their Turkic Army generals, who already had de facto independence, stopped paying the Caliphate. Other styles are of vegetation, and fruit in nice colors on a four-foot high dedo. [144] The title then became that of all the subsequent Abbasid rulers of Bastak and Jahangiriyeh, and also collectively refers in plural form – i.e., "Khans" (Persian: خوانين) – to the descendants of Shaikh Mohamed Khan Bastaki. ThoughtCo, Aug. 25, 2020, A number of medieval thinkers and scientists living under Islamic rule played a role in transmitting Islamic science to the Christian West. ", For his full genealogy all the way back to Al-Abbas bin Abdulmuttalib, the paternal uncle of the Prophet Mohamed, please see: Al-Abbasi's book, harvnb error: no target: CITEREFAnon2008 (. [128], Muslim merchants employed ports in Bandar Siraf, Basra, and Aden and some Red Sea ports to travel and trade with India and South East Asia. Common sea routes were also plagued by pirates who built and manned vessels that were faster than most merchant ships. The noble Iranian family Barmakids, who were instrumental in building Baghdad, introduced the world's first recorded paper mill in the city, thus beginning a new era of intellectual rebirth in the Abbasid domain. The Fatimid dynasty took control of Idrisid and Aghlabid domains,[38] advanced to Egypt in 969, and established their capital near Fustat in Cairo, which they built as a bastion of Shia learning and politics. Finally, the caliph could impose the same penalty on a vizier who fell from grace. The Abbasides or 'Black Flags,' as they were commonly called, are known in Chinese history as the Heh-i Ta-shih, 'The Black-robed Arabs.' The caliphate was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty, descendents of Muhammad's youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (566–653 CE). [50] The Abbassids were influenced by the Qur'anic injunctions and hadith, such as "the ink of a scholar is more holy than the blood of a martyr", stressing the value of knowledge. Wahb-Abi-Kabcha travelled by sea to Canton, and thence overland to Si-ngan Fu, the capital, where he was well received. Conquests had brought enormous wealth and large numbers of slaves to the Muslim elite. Additionally, they refused to pay tax. The Abbasid Caliphate (Arabic: الخلافة العباسية ‎ / ALA-LC: al-Khilāfah al-‘Abbāsīyyah), was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad.The Abbasid dynasty descended from Muhammad's youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (566–653 CE). [10], The Mamluks eventually came to power in Egypt. The collection is recorded as having originated from an Arabic translation of a Sassanian era Persian prototype, with likely origins in Indian literary traditions. The political power of the caliphs was limited with the rise of the Iranian Buyids and the Seljuq Turks, who captured Baghdad in 945 and 1055, respectively. With regards to the Bastak khanate, Shaikh Mohamed Khan Bastaki was the first Abbasid ruler of Bastak to hold the title of "Khan" after the local people accepted him as a ruler (Persian: خان, Arabic: الحاكم), meaning "ruler" or "king", a title which was reportedly bestowed upon him by Karim Khan Zand. While Europe languished in what was once called its "Dark Ages," thinkers in the Muslim world expanded upon the theories of Euclid and Ptolemy. [87] The knowledge of gunpowder was also transmitted from China via the caliphate, where the formulas for pure potassium nitrate and an explosive gunpowder effect were first developed.[88]. Under Harun al-Rashid, Baghdad was renowned for its bookstores, which proliferated after the making of paper was introduced. Three speculative thinkers, al-Kindi, al-Farabi, and Avicenna, combined Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism with other ideas introduced through Islam, and Avicennism was later established as a result. Between 1261 and 1517, surviving Abbasid caliphs lived under Mamluk rule in Egypt, wielding more or less control over religious matters while having little to no political power. There must at that time have been a considerable number of Mahometans in Canton, though not so many as might be supposed if reliance could be placed on the figures given in reference to a massacre which took place in 879. It was common that laws that were imposed against dhimmis during one caliph's rule were either discarded or not practiced during future caliphs' reigns. [44][45][46][47][48] This force, created in the reign of al-Ma'mun (813–833) and his brother and successor al-Mu'tasim (833–842), prevented the further disintegration of the empire. They are allowed to present themselves at the examinations for civil or military appointments, and the successful candidates obtain office as readily as their Chinese competitors. The empire employed a system of relays to deliver mail. [77], The Near East has, since Roman times, been recognized as a center of quality glassware and crystal. More than 50 million students study for free with the Bosworth, C.; Van Donzel, E.; Lewis, B.; Pellat, Ch. The Abbasid Caliphate (/əˈbæsɪd/ or /ˈæbəsɪd/ Arabic: اَلْخِلَافَةُ ٱلْعَبَّاسِيَّةُ‎, al-Khilāfah al-ʿAbbāsīyah) was the third caliphate to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Map of the Abbasid Caliphate at its greatest extent, c. 850 CE: The Abbasid dynasty ruled as caliphs from their capital in Baghdad, in modern Iraq, after taking over authority of the Muslim empire from the Umayyads in 750 CE. Is the preservation of sons The Byzantines conducted raids during these early distractions. Abbasid sailors were also responsible for reintroducing large three masted merchant vessels to the Mediterranean. [citation needed]. Established on the Tigris River in 762, Baghdad was closer to the Persian mawali support base of the Abbasids, and this move addressed their demand for less Arab dominance in the empire. The caliphate disintegrated during the Fitna of al-Andalus, a civil war between the descendants of the last caliph, Hisham II, and the successors of his hajib (court official), Al-Mansur. Advances were made in irrigation and farming, using new technology such as the windmill. He authored the book Tarikh-e Jahangiriyeh va Baniabbassian-e Bastak (1960),[145] in which is recounted the history of the region and the Abbasid family that ruled it. Visit IHRC bookshop at There are many limitations created based on the Arabian nights. Despite this initial cooperation, the Abbasids of the late 8th century had alienated both non-Arab mawali (clients)[4] and Iranian bureaucrats. The Emperor, driven from his capital, abdicated in favour of his son, Su Tsung (756–763), who at once appealed to the Arabs for help. The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the four great Muslim caliphates of the Arab Empire. The festivities lasted for three days. It is well established that the Abbasid caliphs modeled their administration on that of the Sassanids. While this story has the support of the official history of the T'ang dynasty, there is, unfortunately, no authorised statement as to how many troops the Caliph really sent. [9] General Qahtaba followed the fleeing governor Nasr ibn Sayyar west defeating the Umayyads at the Battle of Gorgan, the Battle of Nahāvand and finally in the Battle of Karbala, all in the year 748. 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