Friday, 18 January 2013

Important People In Islamic History

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 Muhammad bin Qasim was born around 695, his father died when he was young, so his education was handled by his mother. One of his close relatives was the Umayyad governor Hajjaj bin Yousef who was instrumental in teaching Muhammad bin Qasim about warfare and governing.

With Hajjaj's patronage, he was made governor of Persia where he put down a rebellion. At the age of seventeen, he was sent by caliph  Al-Walid I to lead an army into India, in what is now the Sindh area of present day Pakistan. The Umayyad reasoning for this attack was to rescue some pilgrims that were taken captive by pirates. Though this explanation is held by many experts to be highly suspect and a mere ploy.

Bin Qasim was successful, rapidly taking all of Sindh and moving into southern Punjab up to Multan. The forces of Muhammad bin Qasim defeated Raja Dahar, and took his daughters captive (they were sent to Damascus ). On his arrival at the town of Brahminabad between 6,000 and 16,000 men died in the battle that ensued.

After the violence Qasim attempted to establish law and order in the newly-conquered territory by allowing a degree of religious tolerance. He was countermanded by Hajjaj who insisted on a more hardline policy. As a whole, populations of conquered territories were treated as people of the book and granted religious toleration of Hindu religion in return for payment of the poll tax (jizya). Brahmin caste system was tolerated and no conversion of conquered populations was attempted.
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