Early Islamic Period Intro
مقدمة أوائل العهد الإسلامي
007- Early Islamic Period
The Islamic campaign against the Byzantines began in the town of Mu’ta near Karak in 629 CE. Muslims won the decisive Battle of Fahl in Pella in 635 CE. Tombs and shrines of many of the Prophet’s companions and military leaders can be found in Karak, Irbid, and other cities in Jordan.
Scattered around Jordan’s Eastern Desert are palaces from the early Islamic Umayyad period, 661-750 CE. Their lack of defensive features and the scarcity of pottery shards around these palaces suggest they were used only sporadically for desert retreats, rest-houses, or for maintaining contact with Bedouin tribes.