Muslim Conquest of Persia

Battle of Hira
©Angus McBride
633 May 17

Battle of Hira

Al-Hirah, Iraq

The Battle of Hira was fought between the Sasanian Empire and the Rashidun Caliphate in 633. It was one of the early battles of the Muslim conquest of Persia, and the loss of the frontier city on the Euphrates River opened the way to the Sasanian capital at Ctesiphon on the Tigris River.