Umar Timeline

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  • 632 - 634
    Abu Bakr becomes the first caliph (successor to Muhammad) of the Rashidun Caliphate.
  • 632 - 633
    Ridda Wars (Wars of Apostacy): re-unification of the Arabian Peninsula under the banner of Islam.
  • 634 - 644
    Umar ibn al-Khattab succeeds Abu Bakr, becoming the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.
  • 634
    Battle of Ajnadayn: Muslim invasion of Syria.
  • 636
    Byzantine defeat at the Battle of Yarmouk.
  • 636
    Battle of al-Qadisiyya.
  • 637
    Muslim invasion of the Levant. The Byzantines are driven out.
  • 638
    Umar distributes food during a famine in Arabia.
  • 640
    Battle of Heliopolis. Byzantine forces defeated by Umar's general Amr ibn al-Aas.
  • 644 - 656
    Uthman ibn 'Affan succeeds Umar to become the third caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.