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Imam al-Waqidis Futuh us Shaam,
[A5+] Large Hardback - 600 pages,
Originally written by Imam al-Waqidi [d.207h],
Translated by:  M. Sulayman al-Kindi.
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The Islamic Conquest of Syria -
A Translation of Futuhusham :
The inspiring history of the Sahabah's conquest of Syria.

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"Glory be to Allah, the keys of Syria have been given to me," proclaimed Rasulullah, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, at a time when Muslims were facing complete destruction. Yet fourteen years later, Yazid bin Abi Sufyan marched into Caesarea, the last Roman stronghold of resistance in Syria.

The Islamic Conquest Of Syria, is the first complete English translation of Futuhusham, the ninth century Arabic classic detailing the Muslim advance into Syria. The English reader has, for the first time, the opportunity to read about the great epic struggle of a small ill-equipped band of Muslims that overthrew the superpower of their day.

Events only briefly mentioned in other books are graphically described here, such as the Battle of Al Yarmuk, which changed the course of world history. The great personalities of early Islam are brought to life in a unique way. The strategies of Khalid bin al Walid, the piety of Abu Ubaydah al Jarrah, the bravery of Dirar al Kindi and many more are vividly described.

The text also sheds light on some lesser-known aspects of Islamic history such as the significant role of women and Roman princes who had embraced Islam.

Al-Imam Al-Waqidi, may Allah be pleased with him, the great historian, was born at the beginning of 130 AH in al-Madinah, where he began his studies. He migrated to Iraq in 180 AH during the reign of Mamun ar-Rashid. There Yahya al-Barmaki welcomed him due to his great learning and he was included as one of Mamun's elite.

The Imam was both a Muhaddith and a Historian but was renowned for his mastery on Islamic History. He was soon appointed as judge and held this post until his death in 207 AH.

Table of Contents :

---Translators Foreword, v,
------About Imam al-Waqidi,

---Map : Middle East, xiii,
---Map : Roman Syria, xiv,

Part [1] : Damascus, 1,
---[1]. Prelude,
---[2]. Abu Bakr, radi Allahu anhu, summons the Yamanis for Jihad,
---[3]. Battle of Tabuk,
---[4]. Romans annihilated,
---[5]. Abu Bakr summons the people of Makkah for Jihad,
---[6]. Abu Bakr appoints 'Amr as Commander,
---[7]. Heraclius sends 100,000 against 'Amr,
---[8]. War in Palestine,
---[9]. 'Amr's letter to Abu Ubaydah,
---[10]. Battle of Banu Salif Hillock,
---[11]. Khalid crosses the desert,
---[12]. Busra Conquered,
---[13]. Story of Romanus's wife,
---[14]. Romans reinforce Damascus,
---[15]. The Roman generals argue,
---[16]. Sergius's speech to Khalid,
---[17]. Khalid and Calius duel,
---[18]. Khalid and Uriel duel,
---[19]. Battle of the Monastery,
---[20]. The siege of Damascus.
---[21]. Heraclius sends an army to Damascus,
---[22]. Khalid consults Abu Ubaydah,
---[23]. Dirar's expedition,
---[24]. The Mysterious warrior,
---[25]. Search for Dirar,
---[26]. Dirar's rescue,
---[27]. Heraclius letter to Warden,
---[28]. Muslims receive intelligence on Ajnadayn,
---[29]. Paulus and his Wife,
---[30]. The Battle of Shahkura,
---[31]. Bravery of the Muslim women,
---[32]. Shahabah reach Ajnadayn,
---[33]. The Battle of Ajnadayn,
---[34]. Dirar's valour,
---[35]. Dirar and Steven duel,
---[36]. The conspiracy,
---[37]. David and Khalid's dialogue,
---[38]. Fruits of treachery,
---[39]. Khalid and Wardens dialogue,
---[40]. Death of Warden,
---[41]. Khalid's Letter to Abu Bakr,
---[42]. Abu Bakr's Letter to Khalid,
---[43]. Return to Damascus,
---[44]. The second siege of Damascus,
---[45]. The Damascenes go to Thomas,
---[46]. The attack on Damascus,
---[47]. The night attack,
---[48]. The surrender,
---[49]. Surrender and conquest,
---[50]. Thomas leaves Damascus,
---[51]. Jonah and his wife,
---[52]. Khalid's dream,
---[53]. Yunus and his princess,
---[54]. Herbius is killed,
---[55]. Khalid's gift to Heraclius,
---[56]. The martyr,
---[57]. Khalid's letter.

---Part [2] : Hims, 151,

---[1]. The new Khalifah,
---[2]. The assassin,
---[3]. Abu 'Ubaydah's appointment ,
---[4]. 'Umar's letter,
---[5]. Abu al-Quds expedition,
---[6]. Ibn Ja'far and the monk,
---[7]. The obstruction,
---[8]. The Muslims are trapped,
---[9]. Ibn Unays fetches help,
---[10. Help arrives,
---[11]. Dirar 's exploits,
---[12]. The booty,
---[13]. Drinking wine,
---[14]. March against Hims and Antioch,
---[15]. The Story of Jabalah bin al-Ayham,
---[16]. Khalid's raid,
---[17]. Conquest by kindness,
---[18]. Luke's plan,
---[19]. The truce,
---[20]. The statue,
---[21]. 'Umar's letter,
---[22]. Slaves and firewood,
---[23]. Dialogue with Jabalah,
---[24]. Khalid goes against Luke,
---[25]. Luke captured,
---[26]. Khalid 4& and Jabalah,
---[27]. 'Abdurahman fights Jabalah,
---[28]. Muslims face destruction,
---[29]. The Blessed Hair of Rasulullah, ﷺ,
---[30]. The caravan of Ba'labakk,
---[31]. Battle of Ba'labakk,
---[32]. The Romans reject surrender,
---[33]. The Romans attack,
---[34]. Second Roman attack,
---[35]. Romans trapped in the ruins,
---[36]. The Muslims are trapped,
---[37]. The Romans seek a way out,
---[38]. The Roman envoy,
---[39]. The Romans come out,
---[40]. Abu 'Ubaydah and the governor,
---[41]. The treaty,
---[42]. The Romans pay war indemnity,
---[43]. The price of greed,
---[44]. Abu ' Ubaydah's ultimatum,
---[45]. Attack on Hims,
---[46]. The second day,
---[47]. 'Ata's scheme,
---[48]. Provisions and unexpected results.

---Part [3] : Al-Yarmuk, 251,

---[1] . The Christian armies arrive in Syria,
---[2]. The secret of success,
---[3]. Heraclius appoints his generals,
---[4]. Narrations on the number of Romans,
---[5]. Abu 'Ubaydah 4& is informed,
---[6]. Sahabah consult,
---[7]. March on al-Yarmuk,
---[8]. Arrival at al- Yarmuk,
---[9]. Negotiations,
---[10]. Khalid sends a delegation to Jabalah,
---[11]. Jabalah and the Ansar,
---[12]. Khalid's audacious plan,
---[13]. The sixty,
---[14]. The sixty set out,
---[15]. Jabalah and Khalid,
---[16]. One against a thousand,
---[17]. Missing in action,
---[18]. Abu 'Ubaydah requests reinforcements,
---[19]. 'Umar's response,
---[20]. Status of 'Umar,
---[21]. Seven day journey in three days,
---[22]. Sa'id bin 'Amir and his army,
---[23]. Sa'id's dream,
---[24]. Capture of al-Jinan,
---[25]. The dream fulfilled,
---[26]. Bannes's scheme,
---[27]. Allah's 'mat,'
---[28]. Bannes's drivel,
---[29]. No brotherhood with Christians,
---[30]. Khalid responds to Bannes,
---[31]. Why this book was compiled,
---[32]. The prisoners are released,
---[33]. The Muslims prepare for battle,
---[34]. The two sides mobilise,
---[35]. Romanus and the patrician,
---[36]. Qays and the patrician,
---[37]. 'Abdurahman and the patrician,
---[38]. The patrician's dream,
---[39]. The first martyrs,
---[40]. The women of Jannah are calling me,
---[41]. The good character of the Romans,
---[42]. Bannes writes to Heraclius,
---[43]. A spy in the Muslim camp,
---[44]. Allah's secret intelligence service,
---[45]. Men and women,
---[46]. The advice,
---[47]. Convey my salaam to Rasulullah, ﷺ, 
---[48]. The Battle of al-Yarmuk begins in earnest,
---[49]. Bravery of the women,
---[50]. Trajan is killed,
---[51]. Women to the rescue - again,
---[52]. Martyrdom of 'Amir bin at-Tufayl,
---[53]. Martyrdom of Jundub bin 'Amir,
---[54]. The battle-cries and numbers of the Muslims,
---[55]. Another day of battle,
---[56]. Bravery of az-Zubayr,
---[57]. The giant,
---[58]. The prince of Lan,
---[59]. The day of losing one eye,
---[60]. Once again... women to the rescue,
---[61]. Najm bin Mafrah and his eloquence,
---[62]. The Blessed Hair of Rasulullah, ﷺ,
---[63]. Drowning of the Roman army,
---[64]. George is killed,
---[65]. Sergius seeks revenge,
---[66]. Bannes comes out to fight,
---[67]. The great victory,
---[68]. Glad-tidings,
---[69]. Disputes over the booty.

---Part [4] : Baytul Muqaddas, 373,

---[1]. March on Baytul Muqaddas (Jerusalem),
---[2]. The siege of Baytul Muqaddas,
---[3]. The patriarch of Baytul Muqaddas,
---[4]. The battle,
---[5]. Negotiations,
---[6]. Abu 'Ubaydah writes to 'Umar,
---[7]. 'Ali's recommendation,
---[8]. 'Umar sets out for Baytul Muqaddas,
---[9]. Meeting Abu 'Ubaydah,
---[10]. Meeting Bilal,
---[11]. The world tries to seduce 'Umar,
---[12]. 'Umar arrives at Baytul Muqaddas,
---[13]. Conquest of Baytul Muqaddas,
---[14]. The Rabbi 's prophecy,
---[15]. Ka'b the Rabbi embraces Islam,
---[16]. The author repeats his reason for compiling the book,
---[17]. Yazid reaches Caesarea,
---[18]. The brothers of Aleppo,
---[19]. The ambush,
---[20]. The delegation from Aleppo,
---[21]. Terms of surrender,
---[22]. Allah saves the Muslims,
---[23]. Yuqanna's revenge,
---[26]. The night raid,
---[27]. The second raid,
---[28]. Khalid's revenge,
---[29]. The spy,
---[30]. 'Umar's complaint,
---[31]. Yamani reinforcements,
---[32]. The black giant,
---[33]. Damis's bravery,
---[34]. Damis's dream,
---[35]. Damis's plan,
---[36]. Damis's prisoners,
---[37]. The Muslims enter the fort,
---[38]. The fort is captured,
---[39]. Yuqanna's conversion,
---[40]. Yuqanna's dream,
---[41]. Yuqanna 's questions,
---[42]. The next destination.

---Part [5] : Antioch, 457,

---[1]. The 'Azaz expedition,
---[2]. Yuqanna is captured,
---[3]. Darius 's son embraces Islam,
---[4]. Conquest of 'Azaz,
---[5]. Luke embraces Islam,
---[6]. Conversion of 'Azaz,
---[7]. Yuqanna is appointed governor of Antioch,
---[8]. Yuqanna's men reach Antioch,
---[9]. Heraclius's daughter,
---[10]. Abu 'Ubaydah writes to 'Umar,
---[11]. Dirar is captured
---[12]. Safinah and the lion,
---[13]. The Sahabah are brought before Heraclius,
---[14]. The revelations of Rasulullah, ﷺ,
---[15]. Description of Rasulullah, ﷺ,
---[16]. Dirar and the Patriarch,
---[17]. Muslims reach Iron Bridge,
---[18]. The great Romans and 'Arabs,
---[19]. The Patriarch becomes philosophical,
---[20]. 'Amir becomes a Christian,
---[21]. The fall of Iron Bridge,
---[22]. Another assassination attempt on 'Umar,
---[23]. Damis is captured,
---[24]. Damis escapes,
---[25]. The prophecies of Great Rumiyah,
---[26]. Falantius comes to Antioch,
---[27]. Falantius invites his people to embrace Islam,
---[28]. Falantius goes to embrace Islam,
---[29]. Rasulullah predicts the fall of Antioch,
---[30]. The Battle of Antioch,
---[31]. Victory,
---[32]. The conquest of Antioch,
---[33]. 'Umar's instructions,
---[34]. Do we cross the mountain-passes?
---[35]. Beyond the mountains,
---[36]. The Roman army,
---[37]. The Battle of the Meadow of Tribes,
---[38]. Damis is captured and freed,
---[39]. Romans are reinforced,
---[40]. Capture of 'Abdullah bin Huthafah,
---[41]. The Romans sneak off,
---[42]. 'Abdullah and Heraclius,
---[43]. Accidental drinking bout,
---[44]. Everything glorifies Allah,
---[45]. Constantine sends for an envoy,
---[46]. 'Amr and Constantine,
---[47]. 'Amr invites the Romans to Islam,
---[48]. The Battle,
---[49]. My reliance upon Allah is stronger than your iron,
---[50]. We will meet at the pond of Rasulullah , ﷺ,
---[51]. Repentance of Tulayhah,
---[52]. History of Tulayhah,
---[53]. Constatine flees,
---[54]. Yuqanna's ambush,
---[55]. Conquest of Tripoli,
---[56]. Yuqanna is betrayed,
---[57]. Basil and Rasulullah, ﷺ,
---[58]. Conquest of Tyre,
---[59]. Conquest of Caesarea.

---Appendices, 577.

----[A]. Arabic Names,
----[B]. List of Names.
----[C]. Syntax of Names,
----[D]. Transliteration,
----[E]. Yazid and Caesarea.


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