A Great Battle between the Tigris and the Euphrates


There will be a city called Zawra [Baghdad] between the Tigris and the Euphrates. There will be a great battle there. Women will be taken prisoner, and men will have their throats cut like sheep.
(Muntakhab Kanz al-`Ummal, vol. 5, p. 38)


Quite likely, this hadith calls attention to the Iran-Iraq war. As mentioned above, there were many great clashes between these two Muslim countries. Heavy bombardments reduced villages, towns, and cities to rubble. Women, elderly people, and children lost their lives. The mass graves uncovered after the war revealed that the casualties were far higher than anticipated.

The war between Iran and Iraq, two Muslim countries, lasted for several years. Apart from great casualties, both countries suffered great devastation. Pictures from the Iran-Iraq war.


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