Abbasid


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Ab·bas·id

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.

Abbasid

(ˈæbəˌsɪd; əˈbæsɪd)
n
(Biography)
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.

Ab•bas•id

(əˈbæs ɪd, ˈæb ə sɪd)

n.
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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He raided Kufa (where Imam Ali ibn Abu-Taleb was killed in the 7th century), in 927 and thus defeated the local Abbasid army and threatened Baghdad in 928.
His father Yahya was vizier to Emperor Haroun Al Rashid of the Abbasid Caliphate.
For a long time the accepted scholarly consensus regarding the Abbasid reaction to Seljuq claims was that although there were ample grounds for conflict between the Seljuq sultans and the Abbasid caliphs, the caliphs accepted--or were at least resigned to--the radically new political situation and concepts that came to prevail at this time.
Keywords: Public grievances, Umayyad, Abbasid, Islamic history, Political institutions.
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