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View Poll Results: What is the most "significant" Muslim victory ?
Yarmuk 13 24.53%
Qadissiyah 3 5.66%
Nehawand 1 1.89%
Conquest of Constantinople 19 35.85%
Mohacs 1526 0 0%
Chaldiran 0 0%
Hattin 2 3.77%
Ain Jalut 4 7.55%
Talas 0 0%
Manizkert 8 15.09%
Nicopolis 0 0%
Other 3 5.66%
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Old November 18th, 2012, 05:14 AM   #1

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The most significant Islamic victory


The Poll is for the most "Significant"......and the reason ofcourse.

We might mention the "Most Interesting" as well....
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Old November 18th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #2

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Conquest of Constantinopolis. It has ended one era and began another. For example, my country was conquered 10 years later, and it was I can freely say, the year in which my country enterd from medieval age to modern age. it was the same with Constantinopolis, practically it determined the end of the christian and medieval era in those parts of the world and beginning of another, modern and different era. Of course, we can't neglect the fact that conquest of Constantinopolis remained permanent, technically speaking.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #3

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Conquest of Constantinopolis. It has ended one era and began another. For example, my country was conquered 10 years later, and it was I can freely say, the year in which my country enterd from medieval age to modern age. it was the same with Constantinopolis, practically it determined the end of the christian and medieval era in those parts of the world and beginning of another, modern and different era. Of course, we can't neglect the fact that conquest of Constantinopolis remained permanent, technically speaking.
Agreed. The conquest of Constantinople is quite definitely the most significant, I'm not sure what the most impressive, or best pulled off would be, but Constantinople is almost definitely the most impressive.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #4

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I wish you could choose more than 1 option! Anyways I voted for Yarmouk. The consequences of the rich provinces of Syria and Palestine falling into the Caliphates control and symbolically the "petty" Bedouins defeating the mighty Byzantines should not be underestimated.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 07:41 AM   #5

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yarmouk,without it islam would remain an arab only religion.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #6

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A very nice group of history crucial battles.

I would add the "Battle of Guadalete", that signed the victory in Spain.

My choice is Yarmuk, it was like breaking the dam that had stopped the energies of the Arab peoples. The performance of the Muslims in the battle was superb.

But my favourite is Hattin,a extreme fighting in the heat and dust, full of remarkable characters.
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Hattin, no doubt.
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Hattin, no doubt.
If significant is not intended as "symbolic", Hattin is at the top of the chart.

That victory came when the Crusaders were still considered the tough enemies to defeat, the historical trend was still not that easy for Islam and Arab people was not that confident in facing the Franks ["Franji"].

The conquest of Constantinople was a point of arrival, Hattin was a breaking point.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #9

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Ain Jalut. It signified the end of Mongol expansion, if not for Ain Jalut, the modern Moslem world as we know it would never have existed. Imagine, Mongols in North Africa! First of all one of the most significant civilizations in the world at the time, Egypt, would have been uprooted, and secondly the Mongols could have pathways of invasion into Africa and Europe through Iberia.
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Yarmuk for me too: the battle itself is extremely connected to the religion of Islam, while I see the other battles as "normal" engagements between two armies from different religions, with the spiritual motivations subordinate to the political goals (Hattin and Constantinople being minor exceptions)


Honourable mention for Mohacs: wiping out a ruling dynasty is not an everyday occurrence.
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