The Iranian History Era :

Omavi Caliphates (661 - 750) AD

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January, 6, 663 A.D.:
Bactra Falls


Prince Pirouz (Firooz), the son of Yazdgerd 3rd was trying to re-arrange an army to fight back invading Caliph Forces who were ravaging Iranian territories. After he was disappointed in getting support from the Chinese, he went north. Some Caliphate army units which were pursuing him reached Bactra,... Read Full Article:


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October, 10, 680 A.D.:
Ashura: The Battle Of Karbala


Imam Hossein was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He acknowledged Moawiyeh as the Caliph but refused to accept Yazid as his successor. He thus took off on a journey from Medina and arrived in Mecca on May, 12, 680 where he did not find the support he expected. Seeking to join supporters in Kufa... Read Full Article:


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May, 31, 714 A.D.:
Gilan Remains Invincible


Although the Omavi forces had already captured most of Iran by the time, the area by the Caspian sea including Mazandaran and Guilan were resisting bravely. Yazid Ibn Mohallab was appointed at the head of a great army to lead Mazandaran expedition. General Farkhan was first undecided in facing the A... Read Full Article:


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March, 24, 721 A.D.:
Failed Attempts To Revive Sassanid Dynasty


Pooshan, a Sassanid prince declared himself the king a century after Arab invasion. He managed to gather some followers around himself but could not succeed in creating a powerful army. 4 years later in March 725 another Sassanid prince Khosrau, one of grandsons of Yazdgerd 3 proclaims kingdom. He a... Read Full Article:


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December, 9, 730 A.D.:
Battle Of Ardabil


(Wikipedia) - The Battle of Marj Ardabil or the Battle of Ardabil was a battle fought on the plains surrounding the city of Ardabil in northwestern Iran in 730 CE. The Khazar army led by Barjik, the son of the Khazar khaghan, invaded the Umayyad provinces of Jibal and Azarbaijan in retaliation for C... Read Full Article:


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April, 9, 744 A.D.:
Behafarid Revolts


Born in Rozan village Behafarid was a prophet who brought a new religion that was a mixture of Islam and Zoroastrianism. His call started gathering many followers among people who were disappointed from the Caliph rule. Speaking Persian had been banned and one who disobeyed was punished brutally. Be... Read Full Article:


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July, 31, 745 A.D.:
Abu Muslim Enters Khorasan


According to Abu Muslim the Bani-Omayyeh caliphates ruling over Iran were wanton, greedy, and just like other Sultans had become corrupt tyrants. Abu Muslim's uprising succeeded and in less than three years he became dominant all over Khorasan and chose Marv as his headquarters. Also Known as Ibrah... Read Full Article:


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June, 19, 747 A.D.:
Abu Muslim Uprising


Abu Muslim was the messenger of Ebrahim Imam. He delivered his letters and preached his teachings in Khorasan. Abbasi Caliph Marwan became suspicious of Ebrahim Imam, and tried to contain him. After Imam's suspicious death, as he was probably instructed, Abu Muslim started his liberation movement. H... Read Full Article:


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January, 27, 750 A.D.:
Abu Muslim Defeats Marvan 2.


In a war between Abu Muslim and Marwan 2nd forces that lasted for two days near the Zab River, Marwan's army was defeated. Marwan was the last ruler from the Omavi Caliphates in east. Marwan fled to Egypt where he was killed. The discriminating policies of the late Omavian Dynasty against non-Arab a... Read Full Article:

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