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also Ab·bas·sid  (ə-băs′ĭd′, ăb′ə-sĭd′) or Ab·bas·ide (ə-băs′īd′, ăb′ə-sīd′)
An Arabic dynasty (750-1258) that expanded the Muslim empire. It was named for al-Abbas (566?-652), paternal uncle of the prophet Muhammad.


(ˈæbəˌsɪd; əˈbæsɪd)
a. any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
b. (as modifier): the Abbasid dynasty.


(əˈbæs ɪd, ˈæb ə sɪd)

a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling most of the Islamic world from Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
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Our sources relate that Sunbadh was, indeed, at one time fully drawn into the da'wa movement that brought the 'Abbasid dynasty to power and was instrumental in replacing its Umayyad predecessor, yet the nature of Sunbadh's relationship with the early da'wa movement and the extent of his involvement therein remain obscure.
As is known, the development of astronomy in the Islamic civilization flourished during the time of Caliph al-Ma'mun of the 'Abbasid Dynasty.