Muhammad bin Qasim

695 - 715

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Muḥammad ibn al-Qāsim al-Thaqafī (Arabic: محمد بن القاسم الثقفي; (695-12-31)31 December 695–(715-07-18)18 July 715) was an Arab military commander in service of the Umayyad Caliphate who led the Muslim conquest of Sindh (and Punjab, part of ancient Sindh), inaugurating the Umayyad campaigns in India. His military exploits led to the establishment of the Islamic province of Sindh, and the takeover of the region from the Sindhi Brahman dynasty and its ruler, Raja Dahir, who was subsequently decapitated with his head sent to al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf in Basra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad bin Qasim has received more than 1,803,116 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Muhammad bin Qasim is the 214th most popular military personnel (up from 244th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 81st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Saudi Arabian Military Personnel.

Muhammad bin Qasim is most famous for conquering the Sindh region of modern-day Pakistan.

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Among military personnels, Muhammad bin Qasim ranks 214 out of 2,058Before him are George Armstrong Custer, Erhard Milch, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Slobodan Praljak, Sun Ce, and Andranik. After him are Han Xin, Friedrich Olbricht, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, and Andrey Yeryomenko.

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Among people born in 695, Muhammad bin Qasim ranks 2Before him is Zayd ibn Ali. After him are Achila II, Emperor Shang of Tang, Childebrand I, and Ceolwulf of Northumbria. Among people deceased in 715, Muhammad bin Qasim ranks 2Before him is Al-Walid I. After him are Qutayba ibn Muslim, Pope Constantine, Dagobert III, and Said ibn al-Musayyib.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Qasim ranks 88 out of 354Before him are Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (622), Ali al-Hadi (829), Abdullah ibn Muhammad (600), Zayd ibn Ali (695), Muadh ibn Jabal (600), and Umm Kulthum bint Ali (630). After him are Qasim ibn Muhammad (598), Juwayriyya bint al-Harith (608), Abu Dhar al-Ghifari (600), Muhammad bin Saud (1710), Amr ibn al-As (580), and Sa'id bin Zayd (593).


Among military personnels born in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Qasim ranks 3Before him are Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595). After him are Amr ibn al-As (580), Usama ibn Zayd (615), Uqba ibn Nafi (622), Abdallah ibn Sa'd (650), Ikrima ibn Abi Jahl (598), Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan (null), Shurahbil ibn Hasana (583), and Abdul-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr (null).