Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Conquest of Hamadhân
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Jarîr reduces Hamadhân

[309] In the year 23 A. H., al-Mughîrah ibn-Shu‘bah who, after the dismissal of ‘Ammâr ibn-Yâsir, was the ‘âmil of ‘Umar ibn-al-Khaṭṭâb over al-Kûfah, dispatched Jarîr ibn-‘Abdallâh al-Bajali to Hamadhân.1 The inhabitants of Hamadhân offered resistance and repelled his attacks, in the course of which Jarîr received an arrow in his eye; and he remarked, “I give up my eye, seeking …

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“The Conquest of Hamadhân”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 22 November 2019

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