Muhammad bin Qasim became the conqueror of Sindh (which is now part of Pakistan) at a very young age. With him came the advent of Islam in the Indian subcontinent. His life’s story is full of events that highlight his heroic nature, whether it be his courage, his intelligence - on the battlefield or off it - or his fierce loyalty to his people and his king. At the peak of his career as the commander-in-chief of the armies in Sindh he was ordered to return to headquarters in chains. His comrades and loved ones tried to convince him otherwise, but he could not even conceive disobeying the caliph and displayed ultimate loyalty to the power center of the Muslim empire. Wherever he went people were drawn to his youthful charisma and kind personality, and he left an impression so deep on the people he conquered that his name remained alive in their hearts and minds for a long time after he was gone.