Battle of Spahan

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Battle of Spahan
Part of Islamic conquest of Persia
Atashgah Isfahan Zoroastrian fire temple.jpg
Picture of one the few remaining Zoroastrian temples in Isfahan
LocationSpahan, Spahan province
Result Muslim victory
Rashidun Caliphate Sasanian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Abdallah ibn Abdallah Shahrvaraz Jadhuyih  
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Spahan[1] was fought between the Rashidun Caliphate and the Sasanian Empire in 642. The Arabs were victorious during the battle, where they reportedly killed the Mihran commander Shahrvaraz Jadhuyih. After the battle, the Arabs made peace with Fadhusfan, the governor of the city. According to Abu No'aym, many people were killed or enslaved after the conquest and the settlement pattern of the region changed. Isfahan capitulated by 644 after a faw failed revolts and treaties for paying taxes and tributes in exchange for military protection were drawn up.[2]


  1. ^ Parvaneh Pourshariati, The Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire, 247.
  2. ^ ISFAHAN vi. MEDIEVAL PERIOD, Hossein Kamaly, Encyclopaedia Iranica