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Salaam,

 

This may seem like a weird request. But I remember a while ago reading a historian discuss exactly what lead up to Abu Bakr to decide to conquer Persia. Essentially, the historian discussed that it seems strange for Abu Bakr to periodically decide to launch an invasion of Persia without some sort of events that occurred. From what I can remember vaguely, a muslim army assisted an Arab village that was under Persian rule or Lakhmid rule in fighting against three persian princes who were in the village and exacting oppressive laws in that village. Thus, during the battle the persian princes were killed and when news went to the Ruler of Persia he became furious and sent a battalion of Persian soldiers attacked an encampment of muslim soldiers. After that my memory is hazy of what the source said. So could someone find for me that source? I remember grabbing it from Wikipedia about a year ago. Thanks. 

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2 hours ago, Guest Account Ali said:

Salaam,

 

This may seem like a weird request. But I remember a while ago reading a historian discuss exactly what lead up to Abu Bakr to decide to conquer Persia. Essentially, the historian discussed that it seems strange for Abu Bakr to periodically decide to launch an invasion of Persia without some sort of events that occurred. From what I can remember vaguely, a muslim army assisted an Arab village that was under Persian rule or Lakhmid rule in fighting against three persian princes who were in the village and exacting oppressive laws in that village. Thus, during the battle the persian princes were killed and when news went to the Ruler of Persia he became furious and sent a battalion of Persian soldiers attacked an encampment of muslim soldiers. After that my memory is hazy of what the source said. So could someone find for me that source? I remember grabbing it from Wikipedia about a year ago. Thanks. 

Also, one more addition. The historian in question was non-muslim, I believe.

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