'Amr ibn al-'As

Military Officer, Politician

0592 – 0664

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Who was 'Amr ibn al-'As?

`Amr ibn al-`As was an Arab military commander who is most noted for leading the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 640. A contemporary of Muhammad, and one of the Sahaba, who rose quickly through the Muslim hierarchy following his conversion to Islam in the year 8 AH. He founded the Egyptian capital of Fustat and built the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As at its center—the first mosque in Africa.

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Born
Feb 14, 0592
Mecca
Also known as
  • ‘Amrū ibn al-‘Āṣ
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Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Umayyad Caliphate
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Died
0664
Egypt

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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