English translation of Futuh al-Sham, the inspiring history of the Sahabah’s conquest of ash-Sham (which today includes Syria, Lebanon, Palestine Jordan, and other parts of Arabia, Iraq, and Turkey) as narrated by the great historian al-Imam al-Waqidi. Events only briefly mentioned in other works are dealt with in detail here. The strategies of Khalid ibn al-Walid, the piety of Abu Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, the bravery of Dirar al-Kindi and many more are vividly described. This work also sheds light on lesser-known aspects of Islamic history such as the significant role of women and Roman princes who embraced Islam.
“Glory be to Allah, the keys of Syria have been given to me,” proclaimed Rasulullah (S.A.W) at a time when Muslims were facing complete destruction. Yet fourteen years later, Yazid bin Abi Sufyan (R.A) marched into Caesarea, the last Roman stronghold of resistance in Syria.
- – Modern Day Syria Including Damascus
- – Hims
- – Al-Yarmuk
- – Baytul Muqaddas
- – Antioch
- – Conquest of Memphis & Alexandria (Lower Egypt)
- – Conquest of Kurdistan and Armenia
- – Conquest of Mesopotamia (Iraq)
- – Conquest of Upper Egypt
- – Mawlana Sulayman al-kindi.