Battle of Chains

The Battle of Sallasil (Arabic: معركة ذات السلاسل Dhat al-Salasil)[4] or the Battle of Chains was the first battle fought between the Rashidun Caliphate and the Sasanian Persian Empire. The battle was fought in Kazima (present day Kuwait) soon after the Ridda Wars were over and Eastern Arabia was united under the authority of Caliph Abu Bakr. It was also the first battle of the Rashidun Caliphate in which the Muslim army sought to extend its frontiers.[citation needed]

Battle of Chains
Part of Muslim conquest of the Persian Empire

Map showing the location of Kazima, Uballa and Hufeir in present Kuwait and Iraq respectively.
DateApril 633 AD possibly 629[1]
Location
Result Rashidun Caliphate victory.
Belligerents
Rashidun Caliphate Sasanian Empire
Christian Arab allies[citation needed] .
Commanders and leaders
Khalid ibn al-Walid Hormozd [3]
Qubad
Anoshagan
Strength
18,000 20,000
Casualties and losses
Low Heavy