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Jawhar's career is rather straightforward and great, in the sense that he was the first and the last great generals (Qaid) of the Fatimids, who had made so many conquests and had established the empire, not only in the North Western countries but also in Egypt and Syria. His initiative for the cause of the Fatimids is remarkable. Most of the things that he did, have survived till today. In the following pages we shall see the love and devotion of Qaid Jawhar for his master and Caliph al-Mui'zz li-din-'Allah. He had remained faithful to the Shia Fatimid cause till his death.
Abu al-Hasan Jawhar B. Abdullah, commonly known as Jawhar as-Siqilli tracing his origin from his country of birth, Sicily in Italy.
By his able suppression of revolts in North Africa, he became the most influential man in the Empire. He was not only a good soldier but also an able administrator; for he ruled Egypt, completely, for many years before Imam al-Muizz came there. After that, he withdrew only to his military duties and remained the commander-in-chief throughout his life. He died in 381 A.H. in the time of Imam al-Aziz.