In August 635 AD, in the face of the Muslim expansion, the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius gathered a large army, lead by his brother Theodorus,
and fought the Muslim army at the Battle of Yarmouk. This site lies on the banks of the Yarmouk River on the Northern tip of Jordan. The Muslim army was greatly outnumbered but their commander Khalid bin Al-Walid led them to victory. This battle gave the Muslims control of Greater Syria.
Mazar Al-Shamali, near Irbid, has a shrine to Prophet David. As a child, he slew Goliath with a sling and later became the second King of Israel after Sha'ul (Saul). Moreover, David was one of the apostles to whom heavenly scriptures were revealed. David spent time in Jordan whilst at odds with Saul, as well as later while on a campaign.
The tomb of the venerable companion Abul-Darda is located in a modern building in the village of Soam Al-Shunnaq, near Irbid. One of the most devoted and pious of the companions, he was always by the Prophet’s side. Abul-Darda was best known for surpassing everyone else in memorizing, narrating and transmitting Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) sayings. He took part in the military campaigns and was later appointed governor of the Bahrain province.