Battle of Muzayyah

Battle of Muzayyah (Arabic: معركة المصيخ) was between the Muslim Arab army and the Sasanian Empire. When Khalid ibn Walid left from Ayn al-Tamr to Dumat Al-Jandal for the help of Iyad ibn Ghanm, the Persian court believed that Khalid had returned to Arabia with a large part of his army. The Persians decided to throw the Muslims back into the desert and regain the territories and the prestige which the Persian Empire had lost. The Persians had resolved not to fight Khalid again, but they were quite prepared to fight the Muslims without Khalid ibn al-Walid.

Battle of Muzayyah
Part of Islamic conquest of Persia and
Campaigns of Khalid ibn al-Walid
DateNovember 633
Location
Result Decisive Muslim victory
Belligerents
Rashidun Caliphate Sasanian Empire,
Arab Christians
Commanders and leaders
Khalid ibn al-Walid Bahman Jadhuyih,
Mahbuzan,
Huzail ibn Imran
Strength
15,000 15,000-20,000
Casualties and losses
minimal 10,000+