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Jalinus (Galen) was a commander, physican, and nobleman born to a powerful family during the late Sassanian era. Jalinus is most famous for being one of the spahbods at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah[1].



Jalinus family was from the Sassanian province of Armenia.During the Arab invasion of Iran Jalinus was sent by Yazgerd III to crush the invanding Arab forces along with 60,000 men and the commander in chief of all armies of the empire,Rostam Farrokhzād at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah ,Jalinus commanded the Right center of the army.After Rostams death at the battle and the other commanders withdrawing,At this stage Jalinus took command of what was left of the Sassanid army.[2].He got control of the bridge head, and succeeded in getting bulk of the Sassanid army across the bridge safely.[3].

See also


  1. ^ Decline and fall of the Sasanian empire By Parvaneh Pourshariati
  2. ^ The origins of the Islamic state By Abu Al-Abbas Ahmad Bin Jab Al-Baladhuri, Philip Khûri Ḥitti
  3. ^ The Sāsānids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen By Ṭabarī, Clifford Edmund Bosworth

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