为了控制非阿拉伯、非伊斯兰地区，阿拉伯游牧部落were taken from the desert by the ruling Arab elite, conscripted into Islamic armies, and settled into garrison towns as well as given a share in the spoils of war. The primary utility of the Arab-Islamic garrisons was to control the indigenous non-Arab peoples of these conquered and occupied territories, and to serve as garrison bases to launch further Islamic military campaigns into yet-undominated lands. A secondary aspect of the Arab-Islamic garrisons was the uprooting of the aforementioned nomadic Arab tribesmen from their original home regions in the 阿拉伯半島 in order to proactively avert these tribal peoples, and particularly their young men, from revolting against the Islamic state established in their midst.
- garrison prisoner與Garrison town的中文譯名，均參照自國軍簡明美華軍語辭典[永久失效連結]，中華民國國防部，2009年版。（繁体中文）。
- The Early Islamic Conquests, by Fred Donner. Princeton University Press, 1981; forward from page 251.
- An Fear Rua - Garrison, Gallic and Gaelic
- Nouveau petit Larousse illustré, 1952 (French encyclopedic dictionary)