Uqba ibn Nafi

622 - 683

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Uqba ibn Nafi ibn Abd al-Qays al-Fihri al-Qurashi (Arabic: عقبة بن نافع بن عبد القيس الفهري القرشي‎, romanized: ʿUqba ibn Nāfiʿ ibn ʿAbd al-Qays al-Fihrī al-Qurashī) was an Arab general serving the Rashidun Caliphate since the Reign of Umar and later on the Umayyad Caliphate during the reigns of Muawiyah I and Yazid I, leading the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb, including present-day Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco. Uqba was the nephew of Amr ibn al-As. He is often surnamed al-Fihri in reference to the Banu Fihri, a clan connected to the Quraysh. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uqba ibn Nafi has received more than 175,607 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Uqba ibn Nafi is the 436th most popular military personnel (up from 456th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 94th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Saudi Arabian Military Personnel.

Uqba ibn Nafi was a Muslim general who conquered much of North Africa. He is most famous for conquering the city of Kairouan, which became the capital of the Islamic province of Ifriqiya.

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Among military personnels, Uqba ibn Nafi ranks 436 out of 1,466Before him are Yu Jin, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Qi Jiguang, Armando Diaz, Usama ibn Zayd, and José Sanjurjo. After him are Mikhail Kirponos, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Mitsuru Ushijima, Paul von Rennenkampf, Dmitry Pavlov, and Bo'orchu.

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Among people born in 622, Uqba ibn Nafi ranks 2Before him is Mukhtar al-Thaqafi. After him are Mizizios and Tulga. Among people deceased in 683, Uqba ibn Nafi ranks 6Before him are Yazid I, Emperor Gaozong of Tang, Pope Leo II, Umm Salama, and Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Uqba ibn Nafi ranks 103 out of 222Before him are Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1928), Abd Manaf ibn Qusai (430), Ghazi of Iraq (1912), Jabir ibn Abd Allah (607), Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz (1910), and Empress Jitō (645). After him are Wasil ibn Ata (700), Fatimah bint Musa (790), Abbas I of Egypt (1816), Ubayy ibn Ka'b (600), Abdullah ibn Salam (550), and Imru' al-Qais (501).


Among military personnels born in Saudi Arabia, Uqba ibn Nafi ranks 6Before him are Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595), Amr ibn al-As (580), Abraha (600), and Muhammad bin Qasim (695). After him are Imru' al-Qais (501).