Harun al-Rashid


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Ha·run al-Ra·shid

or Ha·roun al-Ra·schid  (hä-ro͞on′ äl-rä-shēd′) also Harun ar-Ra·shid (är′-) 763?-809.
Fifth Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (786-809) noted for the splendor of his court and his military campaign against the Byzantine Empire.

Harun al-Rashid

(hæˈruːn ˈælræˈʃiːd)
n
(Biography) ?763–809 ad, Abbasid caliph of Islam (786–809), whose court at Baghdad was idealized in the Arabian Nights

Ha•run al-Ra•shid

(hɑˈrun ˌɑl rɑˈʃid)
n.
a.d. 764?–809, caliph of Baghdad 786–809: made a legendary hero in The Arabian Nights.
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Beirut, (SANA) -- al-Qaeda terrorists of the so-called " Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" destroyed the statue of Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid at al-Rashid Park in al-Raqa city, in addition to burning other statutes and crosses in two churches, causing outrage among the citizens of the city.
In 188AH, he came over to Baghdad on the request of Khalifah Harun al-Rashid and attended the academic programs at the castle.
Thus, at one level, ``Arabian Nights'' is about a monarch's personal odyssey from tyranny to enlightenment, represented by the wise and dashing figure of Harun al-Rashid (Philip Rayburn Smith), a real-life ruler of eighth-century Baghdad who pops up in several tales.
Under Harun al-Rashid the Islamic caliphate was effectively centralised at al-Raqqa, including a presence of the military, the vizier and associated officials, coin mints and palace complexes.
It was this mawla (client) Khalid, who, in the name of Harun al-Rashid, but at the expense of his native Persia, made a fortune and amassed personal political clout only to indulge himself- and to raise more than once the suspicion of his Arab master.
There is a long line of fictional and historical figures who embody this role in Arab cultural artifacts, whether traditional oral epics or modern TV serials, from Abu Bakr to Harun al-Rashid to Saladin.
Al-Mansur's claims were never widely accepted in the Muslim public, and Harun al-Rashid definitely abandoned them, seeking to establish the legitimacy of the 'Abbasid caliphate on a broader basis of Sunni-Jama'i political principles.
His play Abu al-Hassan al-Mughaffal ( Abu al-Hassan the fool) caused a wave of protest as a result of his mockery of Caliph Harun al-Rashid, and ended with a decree by the Ottoman government to close his theatre and prevent theatrical performances in Syria[.
I was able, thanks to smarts, guile and strategic skills that I have gained, to gather around me, at the hotel cafe, eight of the loveliest female participants, and sat among them as if I were Harun al-Rashid.
Al-Raqqa came to prominence as the residence of the `Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid and was the centre of his area of influence between AD 796 and 808 (AH 175 and 187).
Beginning in 780 and while in Aleppo, al-Mahdi started a policy of persecution which would last for the rest of his reign and that of his successor, al-Hadi, and until a general amnesty was proclaimed by Harun al-Rashid.
In this study Jokisch defends the thesis that the origins of Islamic law as we now know it must be sought in an imperial codification project, initiated by the 'Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid (r.