The resulting battle has gone down in history as one of the most resounding victories ever both for Islam and in general. He was the first governor of not to be subordinate to the governor of Egypt. The Duke of , , or Tudmir as he was called by the Muslims, surrendered to 'Abd al-Aziz after several hard-fought engagements in April 713. But then the caliph was taken ill. See the article on for a list of the several possibilities.
His father, Nusayr, was a revert who lived near Medina in Hejaz after embracing Islam and so young Musa bin Nusayr spent his childhood in Medina learning from the immediate disciples of the Messenger of Allah. The Duke of , , or Tudmir as he was called by the Muslims, surrendered to 'Abd al-Aziz after several hard-fought engagements in April 713. However, , relating the same events, states he was an Arab of the Balī tribe, from Jabal al-Jalīl in Syria. Son nom en est Tudmir. Dans l'une des terres nouvellement conquises, Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa ibn Nusair a signé un traité de paix avec le seigneur wisigoth de Murcie, Theudimer.
Sulayman had Musa in his audience when the head arrived, and seeing whose it was, callously asked Musa if he recognized it. Arabic text edited with Spanish translation: E. English translation: Appendix E of Gayangos' The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain. The American writer Washington Irving retells the legends in his 1835 Legends of the Conquest of Spain, mostly written while living in Spain. He ruled over the Muslim provinces of North Africa , and directed the Islamic conquest of the in Spain, Portugal, Andorra and part of France. Here Tariq and his army disembarked into the darkness of the night. Roderick himself was never to be seen again.
Because of his disgrace, and the misfortunes of his sons, there was a tendency among medieval historians of the to attribute his deeds the conquest of and the to. He was the first Muslim general to take and occupy it; his troops also conquered the , effectively taking control of all of modern Morocco. He was the first governor of not to be subordinate to the governor of Egypt. Séville, située dans la province moderne d', dans le sud de l', sur la rivière Sous la direction d'Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa ibn Nusair après le départ de son père et de , la puissance islamique, connue sous le nom d', s'est étendue au moderne à l'ouest et aux régions sub- nord. Three weeks after his landing, the Muslims were faced with a superior Visigoth army of nearly 20,000 lead by King Roderick.
It also demanded that Theodemir not encourage or support others to resist the Muslims, and that he pay an annual tax in money and other goods. He also had to deal with constant attacks from the navy and he built a navy that would go on to conquer the islands of , , and. After Mérida, Musa divided his forces, taking the majority with him to meet Tariq at Toledo where he would remain for winter. He then conducted several campaigns on the return journey in the territories of Lusitania. It was reported that he began to force guests to bow to him. Death Musa died naturally while on the Hajj pilgrimage with Sulayman in about the year 715-716. Roderick had earlier sent him to Africa to bring back some hawks and Count Julian had gladly complied, the hawks Roderick meant were wild birds, the hawks Count Julian brought back were Muslim liberating armies.
Musa marched from to the deserts of Spain and came upon a city surrounded by walls with no entrance. So the caliph's brother, became temporarily in charge, and asked Musa, who was arriving with a cavalcade of soldiers and spoils, to delay his grand entry into the city. Critical Arabic edition of the whole work published by , Yale University Press, 1932. He most certainly intended to claim the glories brought from the conquest for himself. This proved highly successful, as many Berbers converted to Islam and even entered his army as soldiers and officers, possibly including who would lead the later Islamic expedition in Iberia. Tariq then continued on his way to Toledo.
Musa presented the huge variety of treasures taken from Spain to the Caliph, which included 25 crowns of the old Gothic dynasty, golden utensils, ornaments and other valuable possessions in addition to slaves and slave girls. Death Musa died naturally while on the Hajj pilgrimage with Sulayman in about the year 715—716. So the caliph's brother, became temporarily in charge, and asked Musa, who was arriving with a cavalcade of soldiers and spoils, to delay his grand entry into the city. The conquest of Iberia now complete, Musa proceeded to place governors and prefects throughout the newly conquered , before returning to Damascus with most of the booty captured from the Jihad. The Mediterranean thus became a Muslim lake. It was rumoured that he had secretly become a Christian, and a group of Arabs assassinated him, cut off his head and sent it to the caliph. Meanwhile, Musa's messenger, Mughith al-Rumi the Roman who had been sent to Caliph to inform him of the situation in Hispania, had returned.
His last destination before meeting Tariq was to subdue Merida. Tariq would start from one end of Europe and Musa from the other and both generals would meet in Constantinople. Tariq's army contained some guides supplied by Julian. On the African side of the Strait of Gibraltar. The date of his birth has been given as 640.