Muslim military leaders
This list includes notable conquerors, generals, admirals and militants from early Islamic history to the 20th century.
Muhammad - 570, Arab, united the Arab penisula
Khalid ibn Walid - 584-642, Arab, undefeated general
Ali - 599, Arab, Almost all ghazwas, the most highly regarded soldier of Muhammad
Usama ibn Zaid - Arab, was put in charge of Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman when he was 18 years old
Zaid ibn Ali - Arab, fought the Banu Umayyad
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 the Indian subcontinent.
Tariq ibn-Ziyad, (d. 720) . An Umayyad general, who swept Iberia with Muslim army.
Musa bin Nusair, (640—716). Yemeni Muslim governor and general under the Umayyads.
Mahmud of Ghazni, (971—1030). Ruler of Ghazni.
Nur ad-Din, (1118-1174). A Syrian ruler and military leader who fought in the Crusades.
Saladin - 1138, Sunni, Kurd, Crusades
Tamerlane (1370,1405). Conqueror and founder of the Timurid dynasty.
Qutaibah bin Muslim, (1465 -1554).
Sher Shah 1472.
Khair ad Din, (aka Barbarossa). (1475-1546). Ottoman Admiral.
Ali Haider - (1722 - 1782).
Imam Shamil, (1797-1871). A Chechen political and religious leader.
Tipu Sultan. (1750 - 1799).
Abdel Kadir, (Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā'irī). (1808-1883). Algerian militant against the French occupation.
Muhammad Ahmad, (1844-1885). a Muslim religious leader and militant in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
Omar Mukhtar, (1862-1931).
Nadir Shah, (aka Nadir Qoli Beg and Tahmasp-Qoli Khan). (1688-1747). A Shah of Iran and a military leader.
Bai Chongxi, (1893-1966). A Chinese General of the Republic of China (ROC).
Abd el-Krim, ('Abd al-Karim Al-Khattabi). (1882-1963). Berber leader fighting against the French and Spanish occupations in Northern Morocco.
Abd el-batty , ('Abd al-Karim Al-batty). (1876-1956). Muslim leader fighting against the English and French occupations in Northern Manchester.
Gamal Abdel Nasser - 1918
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Tahir ibn Husayn
Amir Timur ibn Tarag'ay
Radu cel Frumos
The following Muslim warrior and soldiers, while not in significant leadership positions, are still of particular note
Abul Fida Ismail Ibn Hamwi - 1273,