Umayyad


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U·may·yad

 (o͞o-mī′ăd) or O·may·yad also Om·mi·ad (ō-mī′ăd)
The first dynasty of Arab caliphs (661-750). Its capital was Damascus, and it is known for its encouragement of the arts and architecture.

Umayyad

(uːˈmaɪjæd)
n
(Biography) a variant spelling of Omayyad
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Noun1.Umayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was DamascusUmayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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Later in the day, a girl barely over a year old sustained injuries from shrapnel of a shell that struck a popular market in old Damascus, while another shell caused material damage to a house north of the Grand Umayyad Mosque.
The head of John the Baptist, a major Christian holy figure and the cousin of Jesus, is said to be entombed in a shrine, located in the Umayyad Mosque, in Damascus.
Objective: "Khirbet al-Mafjar is the most outstanding and best preserved Umayyad palace in the Near East and represents the first steps in the development of early Islamic architecture.
After Ali was assassinated in the seventh century, the Umayyad Dynasty arose and separated religious authority from political authority.
The Day of Ashoura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and is commemorated by Shiites as the day when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, was killed by the army of Umayyad Caliph Yazid.
Sharjah: His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the exhibition titled aACAyEarly Capitals of Islamic Culture - The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (650-950)' at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation (SMIC) yesterday.
Shaikh Sultan opens exhibition entitled 'Early Capitals of Islamic Culture - The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad.
Ahmed's analysis offers us a new angle for observing Umayyad and early 'Abbasid politics.
He was sentenced to death by the Umayyad Caliph Muawiyah in the year of 660 for his unwavering support and praise for Imam Ali (PBUH).
The suspects are facing charges of theft, including stealing an iron safe containing watches, gold jewellery and 800 antique gold and silver Islamic coins collected by one of the victims over 25 years, some of which date back to the era of the Umayyad state and specifically the period of Hajjaj bin Yusuf.
The first-ever 'Islamic state', the Umayyad Islamic State (AD661-775), and the Abbasid Islamic state (AD750-1258), were equally well-known for providing conditions in which Jewish and Christian communities flourished and prospered in peace and security.
Umayyad caliphate of Damascus was the outcome their long-term battle with Bani Hashim that started from the Jaheliat ages to the fall of their government in Damascus that is the scope of the investigation.