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Battle of Heliopolis
also called "Ayn Shams

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  1. " was a decisive battle between Arab Muslim armies and Byzantine forces for the control of Egypt

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  2. Though there were several major skirmishes after this battle, it effectively decided the fate of the Byzantine rule in Egypt, and opened the door for the Muslim conquest of the Byzantine Exarchate of Africa

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  3. The next year and a half were spent on more maneuvers, skirmishes, and sieges before the formal surrender of the capital, Alexandria, took place on 4 November 641, but Sir Walter Scott was correct when he said “the fate of Byzantine Africa was deci

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  4. At the time of the death of Prophet Muhammad on 6 July 632, Islam had effectively unified the entire Arabian peninsula

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  5. At this moment, amidst the civil war raging in Persia, and exhaustion raging in Byzantium, Omar effectively began the Islamic Expansion Era, and one empire and its culture of a millennium was swept into the dusty annals of history, and a second nearl

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  6. The attack in Africa was shocking and unexpected to the Byzantines

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