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    hello friends.
    this thread i presented is not for religious fights..but to looks ourself within bcause if we have been united or EKTA betwn us..today we even cant imagine whr we wud have been..So plz no religious fights.
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    Muhammad bin Qasim Al-Thaqafi (Arabic: محمد بن قاسم‎) (c. 31 December 695–18 July 715).He was born in the city of Taif (in modern day Saudi Arabia). Qasim's conquest of Sindh and Punjab laid the foundations of Islamic rule in the Indian subcontinent.


    knowledge of Muhammad bin Qasim about Sind and Hind was naturally not extensive. It was confined to what the sea-and-land traders had told about the people and wealth of what was known to them as .Kabul va Zabul and Hind va Sind. About India’s history, its hoary civilisation, its high philosophy, its deep and abiding faith in spiritualism and non-violence, they knew but little. One thing they knew was that it was inhabited by infidels and idol-worshippers. And they knew their religious duty towards such unbelievers. Instruction and inspiration about this duty came to them from three sources - The Quran, the Hadis and the personal exploits of the Prophet. Every Muslim, whether educated or illiterate knew something about the Quran and the Hadis. The learned or the Ulama amongst them usually learnt the Quran by heart and informed their conquerors and kings about its teachings and injunctions. The Prophet’s deeds, even the most trivial ones, too were constantly narrated with reverence. The one supreme duty the Quran taught them was to fight the infidels with all their strength, convert them to Islam and spread the faith by destroying their idols and shrines.


    he looted more than 17 thousand tones of gold,with 6 thousand lord idols with diomand n pearls beyond counting.

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    looter no 2 Subuktigin

    al utvi in Tariq e yamin iand swaga baigahe in Subaktgin wrote that when Subuktigin won over king JAIPAL they hands went cold with counthing of booty they looted.

    Subuktigin levied tribute and obtained immense booty, besides two hundred elephants of war. He also increased his army by enrolling those Afghans and Khaljis who submitted to him and thereafter expended their lives in his service.
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    Mahmud of Ghazni




    Let us very briefly recapitulate the actions of Sultan Mahmud in the usual fields of Islamic expansionism, conversions of non-Muslims to Islam, destruction of temples and acquisition of wealth in order to appreciate the encomiums bestowed upon him as being one of the greatest Muslim conquerors of medieval India.

    In his first attack of frontier towns in C.E. 1000 Mahmud appointed his own governors and converted some inhabitants. In his attack on Waihind (Peshawar) in 1001-3, Mahmud is reported to have captured the Hindu Shahiya King Jayapal and fifteen of his principal chiefs and relations some of whom like Sukhpal, were made Musalmans.

    At Bhera all the inhabitants, except those who embraced Islam, were put to the sword.

    At Multan too conversions took place in large numbers, for writing about the campaign against Nawasa Shah (converted Sukhpal), Utbi says that this and the previous victory (at Multan) were “witnesses to his exalted state of proselytism.”36 In his campaign in the Kashmir Valley (1015) Mahmud “converted many infidels to Muhammadanism, and having spread Islam in that country, returned to Ghazni.”


    In the later campaign in Mathura, Baran and Kanauj, again, many conversions took place. While describing “the conquest of Kanauj,” Utbi sums up the situation thus: “The Sultan levelled to the ground every fort… and the inhabitants of them either accepted Islam, or took up arms against him.”

    In short, those who submitted were also converted to Islam. In Baran (Bulandshahr) alone 10,000 persons were converted including the Raja.

    During his fourteenth invasion in 1023 C.E. Kirat, Nur, Lohkot and Lahore were attacked. The chief of Kirat accepted Islam, and many people followed his example. According to Nizamuddin Ahmad, “Islam spread in this part of the country by the consent of the people and the influence of force.” According to all contemporary and later chroniclers like Qazwini, Utbi, Farishtah etc., conversion of Hindus to Islam was one of the objectives of Mahmud. Wherever he went, he insisted on the people to convert to Islam. Such was the insistence on the conversion of the vanquished Hindu princes that many rulers just fled before Mahmud even without giving a battle. “The object of Bhimpal in recommending the flight of Chand Rai was that the Rai should not fall into the net of the Sultan, and thus be made a Musalman, as had happened to Bhimpal’s uncles and relations, when they demanded quarter in their distress.”37

    Mahmud broke temples and desecrated idols wherever he went. The number of temples destroyed by him during his campaigns is so large that a detailed list is neither possible nor necessary. However, he concentrated more on razing renowned temples to bring glory to Islam rather than waste time on small ones. Some famous temples destroyed by him may be noted here. At Thaneshwar, the temple of Chakraswamin was sacked and its bronze image of Vishnu was taken to Ghazni to be thrown into the hippodrome of the city. Similarly, the magnificent central temple of Mathura was destroyed and its idols broken. At Mathura there was no armed resistance; the people had fled, and Mahmud had been greatly impressed with the beauty and grandeur of the shrines.38 And yet the temples in the city were thoroughly sacked. Kanauj had a large number of temples (Utbi’s ‘ten thousand’ merely signifies a large number), some of great antiquity. Their destruction was made easy by the flight of those who were not prepared either to die or embrace Islam. Somnath shared the fate of Chakraswamin.


    Mahmud Ghaznavi collected lot of wealth from regions of his visitations. A few facts and figures may be given as illustrations.

    In his war against Jayapal (1001-02 C.E.) the latter had to pay a ransom of 2,50,000 dinars for securing release from captivity. Even the necklace of which he was relieved was estimated at 2,00,000 dinars (gold coin) “and twice that value was obtained from the necks of those of his relatives who were taken prisoners or slain…”43 A couple of years later, all the wealth of Bhera, which was “as wealthy as imagination can conceive”, was captured by the conqueror (1004-05 C.E.).

    In 1005-06 the people of Multan were forced to pay an indemnity of the value of 20,000,000 (royal) dirhams (silver coin). When Nawasa Shah, who had reconverted to Hinduism, was ousted (1007-08), the Sultan took possession of his treasures amounting to 400,000 dirhams.


    Shortly after, from the fort of Bhimnagar in Kangra, Mahmud seized coins of the value of 70,000,000 (Hindu Shahiya) dirhams, and gold and silver ingots weighing some hundred maunds, jewellery and precious stones. There was also a collapsible house of silver, thirty yards in length and fifteen yards in breadth, and a canopy (mandapika) supported by two golden and two silver poles. Such was the wealth obtained that it could not be shifted immediately, and Mahmud had to leave two of his “most confidential” chamberlains, Altuntash and Asightin, to look after its gradual transportation.



    In the succeeding expeditions (1015-20) more and more wealth was drained out of the Punjab and other parts of India. Besides the treasures collected by Mahmud, his soldiers also looted independently.


    From Baran Mahmud obtained, 1,000,000 dirhams and from Mahaban a large booty. In the sack of Mathura five idols alone yielded 98,300 misqals (about 10 maunds) of gold.


    The idols of silver numbered two hundred. Kanauj, Munj, Asni, Sharva and some other places yielded another 3,000,000 dirhams. We may skip over many other details and only mention that at Somnath his gains amounted to 20,000,000 dinars.

    These figures are more or less authentic as Abu Nasr Muhammad Utbi, who mentions them, was the Secretary to Sultan Mahmud, so that he enjoyed excellent opportunities of becoming fully conversant with the operations and gains of the conqueror.

    He clearly notes the amount when collected in Hindu Shahiya coinage or in some other currency, and also gives the value of all acquisitions in the royal (Mahmud’s) coins. A little error here or there does in no way minimise the colossal loss suffered by north India in general and the Punjab in particular during Mahmud’s invasions.

    The extent of this loss can be gauged from the fact that no coins (dramma) of Jayapal, Anandpal or Trilochanpal have been found.48 The economic effects of the loss of precious metals to India had a number of facets. The flow of bullion outside India resulted in stablizing Ghaznavid currency49 and in the same proportion debasing Indian. Consequently, the gold content of north Indian coins in the eleventh and twelfth centuries went down from 120 to 60 grams.50 Similarly, the weight and content of the silver coin was also reduced. Because of debasement of coinage Indian merchants lost their credit with foreign merchants
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    Muhammad Ghauri




    Mohammad Ghauri looted somnath temple for more than 17 times in which he carried the gold n silver bricks in camels which have more than one kilometer lenght.
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    Kutubudin aibak



    Kutubudin Aibak looted and destroyed varanasi,in this process he took gold,silver nad othr precious stones in more than 1400 camels.
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    Faceless making thread today wo bhi Chor walon ka thread tum isi layek ho!! chor kahika

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    Alauddin Khilji
    Ali Gurshap Khan better known by his titular name as Sultan Ala-ud-din Khilji (Urdu: علاء الدین الخلجی; died 1316) was the second ruler of the Turko-Afghan[1] Khilji dynasty in India.He was a well and capable ruler. He belonged to the Afghanized Turkic tribe of the Khiljis. He is considered the most powerful ruler of the dynasty,[2] reigning from 1296 to 1316.

    His historic attack on Chittor in 1303 CE, and the folklore of him hearing of the beauty of queen of Chittor, Rani Padmini, the wife of King Rawal Ratan Singh and the subsequent story has been immortalized in the epic poem Padmavat, written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in the Awadhi language in the year 1540.

    Amir Khusro wrote " The boxes in which the gold n diamond whr thaken ,it made evry1 mad presented their...

    Khusro worte that khilji looted the temple of BARMATPUR OR BRAMANABAD and GANGAYIKODAN,which has ceiling of diamond and panna with gold,bricks of gold and silver.
    Khilji defeated south hindu kings he returned with 612 elephants,20,000 horses and 960000 tones of gold with cases of diamond and stones.
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    Tumhara naam bhi honi chaahiye.. post karna bhulna mat

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    Firozshah Tuglaq.



    Firoz Shah Tughlaq (Persian: فیروز شاہ تغلق), Hindi: फ़िरोज़ शाह तुग़लक़), 1309 - September 20, 1388 in Delhi, was a Turkic Muslim ruler of the Tughlaq Dynasty, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi from 1351 to 1388.[1] He was the son of a Hindu princess of Dipalpur.

    By now most of the famous temples over the length and breadth of the Islamic occupation in India had been demolished, except in Orissa and Rajasthan which had retained their independence. By now most of the rich treasuries had been plundered and shared between the Islamic state and its swordsmen. Firuz Shah Tughlaq led an expedition to Orissa in 1360 AD. He destroyed the temple of Jagannath at Puri, and desecrated many other Hindu shrines. According to 'Sirat-i-Firoz Shahi' which he himself wrote or dictated,

    "Allah who is the only true God and has no other emanation, endowed the king of Islam with the strength to destroy this ancient shrine on the eastern sea-coast and to plunge it into the sea, and after its destruction he ordered the image of Jagannath to be perforated, and disgraced it by casting it down on the ground. They dug out other idols which were worshipped by the polytheists in the kingdom of Jajnagar and overthrew them as they did the image of Jagannath, for being laid in front of the mosques along the path of the Sunnis and the way of the 'musallis' (Muslim congregation for namaz) and stretched them in front of the portals of every mosque, so that the body and sides of the images might be trampled at the time of ascent and descent, entrance and exit, by the shoes on the feet of the Muslims."

    After the sack of the temples in Orissa, Firoz Shah Tughlaq attacked an island on the sea-coast where "nearly 100,000 men of Jajnagar had taken refuge with their women, children, kinsmen and relations". The swordsmen of Islam turned "the island into a basin of blood by the massacre of the unbelievers".

    A worse fate overtook the Hindu women. Sirat-i-Firuz Shahs records: "Women with babies and pregnant ladies were haltered, manacled, fettered and enchained, and pressed as slaves into service in the house of every soldier."

    Still more horrible scenes were enacted by Firuz Shah Tughlaq at Nagarkot (Kangra) where he sacked the shrine of Jvalamukhi. Firishta records that the Sultan "broke the idols of Jvalamukhi, mixed their fragments with the flesh of cows and hung them in nose bags round the necks of Brahmins. He sent the principal idol as trophy to Medina."


    The Brajeshwari Devi temple was filled with gold, silver and diamonds. In the year 1360, then later Firoz Shah Tughlaq again ransacked it.

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    Tamur



    Timur (Persian: تیمور Timūr, Chagatai: Temür "iron"; 8 April 1336 – 18 February 1405), historically known as Tamerlane[1] in English (from Persian: تيمور لنگ, Timūr-e Lang, "Timur the Lame"), was a fourteenth-century conqueror of West, South and Central Asia, and the founder of the Timurid dynasty (1370–1405) in Central Asia, and great, great grandfather of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Dynasty, which survived as the Mughal Empire in India until 1857.[

    tamur lung in 1398 attacked mathura than haridwar,in which booty was immense in rubies, diamonds, garnets, pearls, and other gems; jewels of gold and silver; ashrafís, tankas of gold and silver of the celebrated 'Aláí coinage; vessels of gold and silver; and brocades and silks of great value. Gold and silver ornaments of the Hindu women were obtained in such quantities as to exceed all account. Excepting the quarter of the saiyids, the 'ulamá, and the other Musulmáns, the whole city was sacked. The pen of fate had written down this destiny for the people of this city. Although I was desirous of sparing them I could not succeed, for it was the will of Allah that this calamity should fall upon the city."
    Timur left Delhi in December 1398 and marched on Meerut. Then he rode up to Haridwar and sacked the holy city on January 23, 1399. Before he crossed the Ganges, he faced stiff resistance from natives at Bhokarhedi. In April he had returned to his own capital beyond the Oxus (Amu Darya). Immense quantities of spoils and slaves were taken from India. According to Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, 90 captured elephants were employed merely to carry precious stones looted from his conquest, so as to ***** a mosque at Samarkand – what historians today believe is the enormous Bibi-Khanym Mosque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Facele$$ View Post
    Muhammad bin Qasim Al-Thaqafi (Arabic: محمد بن قاسم‎) (c. 31 December 695–18 July 715).He was born in the city of Taif (in modern day Saudi Arabia). Qasim's conquest of Sindh and Punjab laid the foundations of Islamic rule in the Indian subcontinent.


    knowledge of Muhammad bin Qasim about Sind and Hind was naturally not extensive. It was confined to what the sea-and-land traders had told about the people and wealth of what was known to them as .Kabul va Zabul and Hind va Sind. About India’s history, its hoary civilisation, its high philosophy, its deep and abiding faith in spiritualism and non-violence, they knew but little. One thing they knew was that it was inhabited by infidels and idol-worshippers. And they knew their religious duty towards such unbelievers. Instruction and inspiration about this duty came to them from three sources - The Quran, the Hadis and the personal exploits of the Prophet. Every Muslim, whether educated or illiterate knew something about the Quran and the Hadis. The learned or the Ulama amongst them usually learnt the Quran by heart and informed their conquerors and kings about its teachings and injunctions. The Prophet’s deeds, even the most trivial ones, too were constantly narrated with reverence. The one supreme duty the Quran taught them was to fight the infidels with all their strength, convert them to Islam and spread the faith by destroying their idols and shrines.


    he looted more than 17 thousand tones of gold,with 6 thousand lord idols with diomand n pearls beyond counting.

    Gross wrong.
    I read his book when I was 18, I learned to read Urdu by this book (I studied in English school with Hindi Marathie as second & third language).

    1: Mohammed Bin Qassim was very young chap and he started his expedition not to invade any country or region but to rescue a business travelers who were kidnapped by pirates.
    2: His conquest were until Multan until time when the current ruler died and rulers brother succeed; friend of this new ruler named saleh was enemy of Mohammed bin Qassim who brought in orders of Mohammed bin Qassim's arrest and was eventually killed on way back. this happened all before he reached 20-21 of age, he never ever returned so obviously no question of Lotting gold.

    I still have this book, I will re read it thanks for reminding me.
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    jo sach hai woh main maanta hun....
    1.yes ghazni, gauri, timur ne india par attack kiya sirf wealth ke liye true...and they took the riches to their own country true....par why dont u get it that every king did the same thing.....no surprises

    2.khiljis,aibak & tughlaq didnt take anything with them...they stayed in india & so did the money....and so did the lodis,mughals,sayyids,nizams etc.....so how can they be termed as looters.

    3.why does ur list not include french, dutch, portugese, britishers,huns & the aryans??......they were all invaders...werent they??

    4.muhammad bin qasim was defeated by moriya rajputs and before he could launch an offensive, he was called back by the caliph, imprisoned and left to die at age of 20(i actually admire him for this). kaunsi loot...kaisi loot.

    ***a piece of advise--consult various sources and dont believe anything blindly...spread knowledge......not ignorance!!!
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    The Gandhi family is missing in the list. If there was a time machine, these historic people would also learn the art of "Loot without Proof".

    Will wait for your list to grow and end with Raul Vinci, Robert etc.

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    Only Muslim rulers..where is Britishers & other invaders....

    @Thread - Biased info...
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