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Battle of Nishapur
Part of Islamic conquest of Persia
LocationBadghis, Afghanistan
Result Muslim victory
Rashidun Caliphate House of Karen
Commanders and leaders
Abdullah ibn Aamir Karin
Nezak Tarkan
Unknown 40,000 (likely exaggeration)[2]
Casualties and losses
Heavy Heavy

The Battle of Badghis was fought in 654[3] between the Karen family and their Hephthalite allies against the Rashidun Caliphate.


In 651, the Arabs had invaded Khorasan, and by 652, they had conquered most of the region. However, in 654, the Karenids under Karin, along with the Hephthalites under Nezak Tarkan, made an insurrection against the Arabs. The rebellion spread in Herat, Badghis and Quhistan, and later they even managed to repel the Arabs from Nishapur and Balkh.[1] During the same period the people of Zarang rebelled, however, the Arabs under Abdullah ibn Aamir managed to suppress the rebellion and kill Karin.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 ʿARAB ii. Arab conquest of Iran, M. Morony, Encyclopaedia Iranica
  2. Pourshariati (2008), pp. 277
  3. Pourshariati (2008), pp. 469
  4. Pourshariati (2008), pp. 278


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