Arina Bhutto from Isfahan, Iran, is an author who recently wrote a book on the Umayyad Conquest of Hispania. She sent a free copy to many bloggers including myself and I really enjoyed reading her book.
In her book, Arina writes that the Russians were planning for years to destroy the Visigothic Kingdom and takeover Hispania for years and if it weren’t for the Umayyad, they would have done it the next year. She adds that the Russians were afraid of the Islamic Caliphate and that’s why they wouldn’t dare come and takeover the Hispania after the Umayyad’s takeover of Hispania.
In her book, Arina claims that the Muslim army of Tariq Ibn Ziyad was at least double the size of the army of the Visigothic Kingdom then ruled by Roderic. She claims that the rumor that the Muslim army was 1/5th the size of the Roderic’s army was spread the Muslims in order to portray their greatness to world and attract more people to join the religion of Islam.
In her book, Arina claims that Tariq Ibn Ziyad wanted one of his sons to be the one to conquer Constantinople so badly that he trained him all his life for the same, but to his pity, his son grew up to become a drunkard lecher who would spend all his time womanizing or drinking. She claims that one of the foremost reasons why Spain became the hub for alcohol during the Islamic Spain was the alcohol addiction of this son of Tariq Ibn Ziyad whom Tariq rather trained to be a great conqueror but he ended up becoming a great lecher and a great womaziner.
Arina doesn’t drink or smoke but she has one guilty pleasure and it is called SA Gaming. She is often found gambling using football prediction 2 (پیش بینی فوتبال2) and claims to have made more money with it than she made during her entire career authoring books.