For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey, was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan, there had been many attempts to conquer it, but none had succeeded.
Every Muslim commander wanted to be the conqueror praised in the narration in which the Prophet,.. More
Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allah have mercy upon him, made a careful study of the Roman colonizers' administrative division of North Africa and laid down the military strategy required to defeat them. This consisted of:
- Choosing loyal and proficient commanders.
- Having direct contact with the soldiers through constant discussion and personal encouragement.
This is a conversation that took place between Moosa ibn Nusayr, may Allah have mercy upon him, and the caliph of his era:
The Caliph: "What do you resort to at times of difficulty during war?"
Moosa: "I trust in Allah and offer prayers to Him."
The Caliph: "Do you use castles or ditches (to protect yourself and your army)?"
Al-Hajjaj Ibn Yoosuf At-Thaqafee, the ruler of Iraq was sitting in his court surrounded by his dignitaries and army commanders (chief of staffs). They were discussing the affairs of the state trying to find solutions to people's problems. One of Al-Hajjaj's men entered and whispered some words to him, so he stopped the conversation and said loudly:.. More
Al-Malik Ath-Thahir Rukn Ad-Deen Baybars Al-Bunduqdari, was the most eminent of the Mamluk Sultans of Egypt and Syria, which he ruled from 1260 to 1277 CE. He is renowned both for his military campaigns against the Mongols and Crusaders, and for his internal administrative reforms.
Baybars was born in the country of the Kipchak Turks on the northern.. More
Salahuddeen's full name in Arabic was Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf bin Ayyoob, also called Al-Malik An-Naasir Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf I. He was born in 1137/38 CE in Tikrit, Mesopotamia and died March 4, 1193, in Damascus.
He later became the Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Palestine, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, and one of the most famous of Muslim.. More
Taariq Ibn Ziyaad is one of the most prominent commanders who recorded his name in the glorious Islamic history which includes names like Khaalid Ibn Al-Waleed, S`ad Ibn Abi Waqaas, `Amr Ibn Al-`Aas, Salahuddeen and Muhammad Al-Faatih.
Through Taariq Ibn Ziyaad, a Muslim state was established in Andalusia, known nowadays as Spain and Portugal. This.. More
For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey, was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan, there had been...More