A Study of the Centrality of Materialism in the Battles of Triple Caliphs Based on Belazari Transmissions

Document Type : Original Article



This essay is a study and analysis of the motives and goals of
triple caliphs in their wars and battles based on two works by
Ahmad Ibn Yahya Belazari – i.e. Futuh ul-Buldan and Ansabul
al-Ashraf . This article shows that the undelying motive of these
wars and battles were not invitation to Islam, but in the first place,
they fought their wars to earn alms from those who had revolted
against their dominion and in the second place they sought to
expand the borders of Muslim administration and receive more
ransom and tax.