Umayyad

NOUN
  1. the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
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  • He was an honoured Christian poet in the court of the Umayyads and an ardent propagandist of this dynasty.
  • Muhammadan tradition, which with rare exceptions is uniformly hostile to the Umayyad dynasty, regards Hussain ﮫﻨﻋﻰﻠﺎﻌﺘﷲﺍﻰﻀﺮ as a martyr and Yazid as his murderer. Archive 2009-07-01
  • Every Damascene stone tells a story of Umayyads, caliphs, Saladin.
  • In the 7th century the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, and his successors, the Umayyad caliphs, spread Islam from India to Spain.
  • Two principal dynasties, the Umayyads and Abbasids, dominated the caliphate until 1258.
  • By 750 the time had come for the caliphate itself to be transformed and for the Umayyad regime to be dislodged.
  • It argues that this early Muslim republicanism was swept away by the subsequent caliphs, beginning with the Umayyads and extending to the Ottomans, who preferred to rule by force and to make claims to absolutism in politics.
  • Ali's supporters in Iraq did not accept the authority of the Umayyad caliphs and chose their own spiritual leaders called Imams.
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