logo

Video encyclopedia

Battle of Marj al-Rahit (684)

0:50

all battles that muslims were outnumbered and still won

1:30

[Wikipedia] Battle of Yaqusa

3:17

Battle of the Iron Bridge – 637 – Arab–Byzantine wars

3:14

Bohemond vs. the Turks: the Battle of the Iron Bridge, 1098

1:13

Siege of Damascus (634) Top # 9 Facts

The Battle of Marj Rahit was one of the early battles of the Second Islamic Civil War. It was fought on 18 August 684 between the Kalb-dominated armies of the Yaman, supporting the Umayyads under Caliph Marwan I, and the Qays under al-Dahhak ibn Qays al-Fihri, who supported the Mecca-based Abdallah ibn al-Zubayr; the latter had proclaimed himself Caliph. The Kalbi victory consolidated the position of the Umayyad, under Marwan I over Syria, paving the way for their eventual victory in the civil war against Ibn al-Zubayr. However, it also left a bitter legacy of division and rivalry between the Qays and the Yaman, which would contribute to much strife and instability for the remainder of the Umayyad Caliphate.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
  • Background 

  • Opening skirmishes and the battle of Marj Rahit 

  • Aftermath 

  • Impact