Omayyad


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O·may·yad

 (ō-mī′ăd)

Omayyad

(əʊˈmaɪæd) or

Ommiad

n, pl -yads or -yades (-əˌdiːz) , -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
1. (Biography) a caliph of the dynasty ruling (661–750 ad) from its capital at Damascus
2. (Biography) an emir (756–929 ad) or caliph (929–1031 ad) of the Omayyad dynasty in Spain
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Noun1.Omayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was DamascusOmayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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They were built in the areas which witnessed an active commercial activity in the past such as the area surrounding the Omayyad Mosque and its commercial markets in Damascus Old City and the ancient souk of Midhat Basha.
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After the first four caliphs who succeeded Mohammed, the caliphate lived its golden age in the Omayyad empire from the year 661 to 750, and then under the Abbasids, from 750 to 1517.
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A small, frail man, Al-Buti was well known in the Arab world as a religious scholar and longtime imam at the eighth-century Omayyad Mosque, a Damascus landmark.
The Omayyad caliphs contributed to this golden age; they summoned the most skilled craftsmen in Byzantium to work on the mosaics in the newly constructed Omayyad Mosque.
Al-Khatib personally suffered from the repression of the Syrian regime when he was the imam at the Omayyad Mosque in Damascus.
PARIS, Oct 16 (KUNA) -- France "forcefully condemned" on Tuesday the damage caused to the Omayyad Mosque during fighting in Aleppo and further condemned what it said was "indiscriminate bombardments" across the country by the Damascus regime.