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Muu'ta and the raids of the Arabs, in the border areas of both the Persian empire and the Lands of al-Ruum in late antiquity

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 20, 2021 at 16:48

Could this little fable or Ghazwat Muu'ta really happened? Most likely not. However, the Aramaic speaking people called these Arab tribes Sarqaya or thieves (compare with the Arabic word Sariq) which is most likely the etymology of the word: Saracen. So why were these Arabs called Sarqaya? Because Arabs back then did what Arabs always did: Nahb wa Salb or Looting.

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