NOTE: This new media outlets purpose according to the announcement is to translate Arabic language statements and video messages into Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Pashto, and Farsi. The name of the media outlet has significance in Islamic history. During the Battle of Qādisīyyah (معركة القادسيّة) it pitted the newly formed and what would later be described as the “Rāshidūn Caliphate” (الخلفاء الراشدون), which was led by the second Caliph ‘Umar bin Khaṭāb against the Sassanid Persian Empire led by Rostam Farrakhzād in the city of Qādisīyyah, which is located in what is today Iraq. This battle lasted three days from November 16 – 19 in 636 CE. The Muslims were victorious and it led to the annexation or as described in the Islamic literature the “opening (conquest)” (فتح) of Iraq into the Islamic empire. This paved the way for the nascent Islamic empire to conquer Sindh as the online jihadists describe below in their explanation for their reasoning of using this name.
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