List of Muslim military leaders

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A Muslim soldier is a Muslim who has engaged in war, or is trained in the art of war. Some of the more contemporary belong to state or national military forces and are more accurately described as soldiers. Some of the older entries may be more accurately be described as warriors, and some as militia. Entries in this chronological list are accompanied by dates of birth and death, branch of Islam, country of birth, field of study, campaigns fought in, and a short biographical description.

Muslim military leaders[edit]

This list includes notable conquerors, generals, and admirals from early Islamic history to the 20th century.

7th century[edit]

  • Abu Bakr, (573-634), was the first Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate and amongst the earliest companions of the Islamic Prophet.
  • Ali (Ali Ibn Abi Talib) one of the first Muslims and lead almost all muslims battles during the Prophet's period. One of the four rightly guided Caliph and anihilated every opposition by the Quraysh and Jews.
  • Khalid ibn al-Walid, (592–642), also known as the "Drawn Sword of God", he led the armies that conquered Palestine and Syria with a limited number of troops. He led incursions into the Byzantine and Persian empires and won. He never lost a battle, his courage and skill still inspire people to this day.[1]
  • Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, (c. 566–625),also known as " Lion of God",, and Muhammad (sws) gave him the posthumous title Sayyid-ush-Shuhda ("Chief of the Martyrs").
  • Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah,(583–639)also known as "Amin al Ummah",He was commander of a large section of the Rashidun Army during the time of the Rashid Caliph Umar and was on the list of Umar's appointed successors to the Caliphate.
  • 'Amr ibn al-'As, (592–664). Known as a shrewd politician and general who is most noted for leading the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 640.
  • Hussain ibn Ali(Sha'aban 4 AH – 10th Muharram 61 AH; 8 January 626 CE – 10 October 680 CE) Was The son of Ali Ibni Talib and the grandson of Muhammad who fought tyranny as he refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid. On 10 October 680 (Muharram 10, 61 AH), he and his small group of his followers and family members, who were between 72 or more, fought with a large army. Husayn and all of his men were killed and beheaded.
  • Abbas ibn Ali- The son of Ali Ibni Talib
  • Musa bin Nusair, (640-716). An Umayyad governor and general in North Africa.
  • Al-Hajjaj bin Yousef, (661-714). Umayyad administrator of Iraq.
  • Muhammad bin Qasim, (695-715). An early Arab General who captured Sindh in Pakistan.
  • Nusaybah Bint k’ab Al Maziniyyah. Female fighter who fought at the Battle of Uhud with the army of Muhammad after converting to Islam.
  • Umar II, Umayyad Caliph

8th century[edit]

10th century[edit]

11th century[edit]

12th century[edit]

13th century[edit]

14th century[edit]

Sultan Mehmed II's entry into Constantinople

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

Suleiman with army

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

prince who opposed the Dutch colonial rule, during Java War (1825-1830)

20th century[edit]

  • Ayub Khan Military ruler of Pakistani Government.

21st century[edit]

Rawandan Civil War

  • Mbaye Diagne, The bravest UN observer in Rawandan, saving over 1000 people


Muslim warriors[edit]

The following Muslim warrior and soldiers, while not in significant leadership positions, are still of particular note


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