The Iranian History 632 AD


Prophet Mohammad Appoints Successor

Mar, 19, 632 AD

Imam Ali Shrine Najaf IraqOn his way back from his last Hajj pilgrimage, Prophet Mohammad ordered a gathering at Khom, an oasis 64 km from Mecca, on the way back to Medina. He made a speech in which he appointed his cousin Imam Ali as his successor. Although both Shiite and Sunni sources accept the event, the latter interpret the prophet's speech as approval of Imam Ali as a friend not as a Caliph. This event remains the main dispute between two main sects of Islam to-date.
Prophet Mohammad passed away two months later on May, 28. Right after his death, Arab tribal leaders gathered to appoint Abu-bakr as Mohammad's successor despite his final order. They could not get Imam Ali's allegiance. Omar threatened to burn his house down, an incident in which Ali's wife Fatemeh was seriously injured, causing miscarriage and her eventual death. (Updated: Dec, 7, 2009)

Yazdgerd 3.Ascends The Throne

Jun, 16, 632 AD

Sassanid king Yazdgerd 3 Coin Sekestan mint Dated Reignal year 11 (642 AD) Yazdgerd 3 was the 35th and the last king of the Sassanid Dynasty. Yazdgerd 3 was the grandson of Khosrau Parviz and Shirin.Yazdgerd 3 was the 35th and the last king of the Sassanid Dynasty. His father was Shahriar whose mother was Miriam, the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Maurice. Yazdgerd 3 was the grandson of Khosrau Parviz and Shirin.
Yazdgerd 3 ascended the throne on June, 16 632 at the age of 21, after a series of internal conflicts that made him the only choice available.
Yazdgerd 3 reigned as a youth and had never truly exercised authority. The Muslim conquest of Persia began in his first year of reign, and ended with The Battle of Qadesiya after which, the Arabs occupied Tisfun, and Yazdgerd fled eastward into Media going from one district to another, until he was killed by a local miller in Marv in 651.
Yazdgerd's son Pirouz 3 fled to China. Yazdgerd's daughter Bibi Shahrbanou married to Imam Hossein. (Updated: Jul, 28, 2010)

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