Battle of Badghis

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Battle of Badghis
Part of Muslim conquest of Persia
Result Rashidun victory
Rashidun Caliphate House of Karen
Commanders and leaders
Abd-Allah ibn Amir Karin  
Nezak Tarkan
Unknown 40,000 [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 Zaranj rebelled, however, the Arabs under Abd-Allah ibn Amir managed to defeat them and kill Karin.[4]


  1. ^ a b 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


  • Pourshariati, Parvaneh (2008). Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-645-3.