Ammad-ud-Din Muhammad Bin Qasim was a renowned general of Umayyad who conquered Sindh. He was also the Nephew of Hajjaj Bin Yousaf. When Muhamad-Bin-Qasaim invaded Sindh and introduced Islam, he was only 17 years old. He is considered as a hero and worrier of Islam in the sub-continent. Sindh is also called Bab-ul-Islam because he brings Sofias and Ullamas with him.
Muhammad Bin Qasim was born in Ta’if on 694 AD in Saqqafi Tribe. When Hajjaj Bin Yusuf appointed as governor of Iraq he selected some renowned people of Saqqafi Tribe on important posts and father of Muhammad bin Qasim was one of them. Qasim bin Yusuf was selected as the governor of Basra. When Muhammad was around five year’s old his father died.
Muhammad bin Qasim was very intelligent and hardworking but unfortunately, he could not continue his education and joined Army as profession just after completing his primary education. Due to his extra ordinary qualities he was promoted as General very soon. He married his cousin and the daughter of Hajjaj Bin Yusuf named Zubaida just before leaving for Sindh.
When he was 15 Khalifa Waleed Bin Abdul Maalik sent him to control the insurgency of Kurds in Iran. Muhammad Bin Qasim did a great job in this campaign.
Muhammad Bin Qasim was sent to Sindh as general. He continued his victories from 711 to 713 AD in Sindh and Multan but his desire to conquer North of Hindustan could not be fulfilled. He was executed in 715 AD at the age of 19 or 20.
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