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CHAPTER VII THE BATTLE OF JALULA' A description of the battle. After spending several days in al-Mada'in, the Moslems received word that Yazdajird had massed a great host, which was then at Jalula, and had directed it against them. Sa'd ibn-abi-Wakkas thereupon dispatched Hashim ibn-'Utbah ibn-abi-Wakkas at the head of 12,000 men to meet them. The Moslems found that the Persians, having left their families and heavy baggage at Khanikin, 1 had dug trenches and fortified themselves, bind- ing themselves with a pledge never to flee. Reinforcements were coming to them all the time from Hulwan and al-Jibal [the mountains, i. e., Media]. The Moslems, thinking it best to hasten the attack before the reinforcements became too strong, met them with Hujr ibn-'Adi-l-Kindi command- ing the right wing, 'Amr ibn-Ma'dikarib commanding the cavalry and Tulaihah ibn-Khuwailid commanding the in- fantry. The Persians were on this occasion led by Khur- razad, a brother of Rustam. The fight that ensued was the fiercest they ever had, in which arrows and lances were used until broken to pieces, and swords were applied until they were bent. Finally the Moslems altogether made one on- slaught and drove the Persians from their position, putting them to flight. The Persians fled away and the Moslems kept pursuing them at their very heels with fear- ful slaughter until darkness intervened and they had to re- turn to their camp. 1 Yakut, vol. ii, p. 393- 420
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THE BATTLE OF JALVLA' 4 2i Hashim ibn-'Utbah left Jarir ibn-'Abdallah in Jalula' with a heavy force of cavalry to act as a check between the Moslems and their enemy. Yazdajird thereupon left Hul- 265 wan. Mahrudh. The Moslems carried on many raids in the re- gions of as-Sawad on the east bank of the Tigris. Com- ing to Mahrudh, 1 Hashim made terms with its dihkan, stipulating that the latter should pay a jarib of dirhams [ ?] and the former should not kill any of the men. Ad-Daskarah. On a charge of treachery, against the Moslems, Hashim put the dihkdn of ad-Daskarah 2 to death. Al-Bandanijain. Hashim then proceeded to al-Bandani- jain, 8 whose inhabitants sued for peace, agreeing to pay tax and khardj. Consequently, Hashim promised them security. Khanikm. At Khanikin there was a small remnant of the Persians against whom Jarir ibn-'Abdallah now marched and whom he put to death. Thus was no region of the Sawad Dijlah left unconquered by the Moslems or unpossessed by them. According to Hisham ibn-al-Kalbi, the leader of the army in the battle of Jalula' in behalf of Sa'd was 'Amr ibn-'Utbah ibn-Naufal ibn-Uhaib ibn-'Abd-Manaf ibn- Zuhrah whose mother was 'Atikah, daughter of abu-Wak- kas. After the battle of Jalula', Sa'd left for al-Mada'in where he gathered a host of men, and then kept on his way to the region of al-Hirah. The battle of Jalula' took place at the close of the year 16.
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