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Volume :14 Issue : 54 1988      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

BAHRAIN AND OMAN IN THE RASHIDIN ERA

Auther : By: Dr. Hussain Al-Missri

            This paper begins by discussing the geographical limits of Bahrain and Oman as indicated by the Moslem geographers and also the meaning of these two names.

           In the reign of the first Caliph “Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, as almost approved by Moslem historians, the governor of Bahrain was Al “Ala l-Hadrami”; who governed this region during Abu Bakr’s reign and part of ‘Omar’s reign until he was replaced by Abu Huraira el Dausi in the year 20 A.H.

           This region suffered from the “Redda” movement, which followed the Prophet’s death in 11 A.H.  Many tribes denied Islam under the leadership of Shoraih Ben ‘Amr Ben Morshed, and almost controlled Arabia.  The leader of Bahrain raised a very strong army and urged the other tribes against the Moslems.

           The Caliph, Abu Bakr sent an army of 2000 men to fight those who denied Islam in Bahrain in the year 12 A.H. under the leadership of Al ‘Ala el Hadrami” who conquered the “Redda “ movement and killed the leader.  Then Al ‘Ala became the governor of Bahrain.

           As for Oman, the tribes denied Islam there, also after the Prophet’s death under the leadership of Thoultag Laqit.  Ben Malek Al-Azdi who surrounded the Moslems in Oman and threatened their safety.  But the Caliph sent three armies and the Moslems gained victory and killed many thousands of their opponents including their leader.

           In the reign of the second Caliph ‘Omar Ben al-Khattab Islam was deeply settled in Bahrain and Oman.  The governor of this region conquered the Persians. Then Bahrain and Oman were subjected to the authority of the governor (Wali) of Basra.

  Othman, The third Caliph, (23-35 A.H.) did not change anything in politics regarding Bahrain and Oman. The historical sources mentionable little about this period.  But when ‘Ali Ben Abi Taleb, the Fourth Caliph, came to authority, he changed the governors of the Moslem provinces including Bahrain and Oman.  Ali was on good terms with these regions whose people helped him against his opponents.

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