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Musa ibn Nusair of Damascu (0640 - 0716)

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Musa ibn Nusair of Damascu
Born in Kafarmara or Kafarmathra, Syriamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Mecca, Hejaz, Saudi Arabiamap
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Musa bin Nusayr (Arabic: موسى بن نصير‎ Mūsá bin Nuṣayr)
Birth: 640, Kafarmara or Kafarmathra, Syria[1]
Death: 716, Mecca, Saudia Arabia; Musa died naturally while on the Hajj pilgrimage[2]
Father: Nusair bin ʻAbd al-Rahman al-Bekir
Mother: Unknown Zauja-e-Nusair al-Bekir
Musa served as a governor and general under the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid I. He ruled over the Muslim provinces of North Africa (Ifriqiya), and directed the Islamic conquest of the Visigothic Kingdom in Spain, Portugal, Andorra and part of France.


  1. Source: Musa bin Nusayr from Wikipedia
  2. ibid.
  • Also see:
Place sources here:
Medieval Sourcebook: Ibn Abd-el-Hakem: The Islamic Conquest of Spain
The Sword of Islam: A.D. 565 to 740 : the Muslim Onslaught All But Destroys ... by Ted Byfield, Christian History Project, Paul Stanway
God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis
Musa bin Nusair al-Bekir
موسى بن نصير‎ (موسى بن نصير) Governer Of Ifriqiya And Al-Andalus


  • Thank you to Janice Hardin for her firsthand knowledge and the creation of this profile.

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