HISTORICAL INHERITANCE OF PAKISTAN: THE MUSLIM CONQUESTS IN THE SUB-CONTINENT
This paper presents an overview of the historical inheritance of Pakistan; Muhammad bin Qasim’s conquest of Sindh in 712 which pushed the Hindus of India into a millennium of domination by various Muslim empires and dynasties. The political and religious impacts of Muslim rulers on Indian sub-continent, the feelings of separate identity of Muslim from Hindu majorities. The invasion of Arabs and other Muslim rulers in the subcontinent were mainly for the purpose of propagations of Islam, trade and the expansion of their role and dependency. Most of the historian justified that the Arab invasion on the subcontinent was only for the purpose of spreading Islam but the contradictory views is that the Arab and other Muslim invaders objectives were to grab immense wealth and dominate the trade route of the region.