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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.
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(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.
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(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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The fall of the Abbasid Caliphate, brought about by political fracture, constant Muslim in-fighting, frequent Crusades and the eventual destruction of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258, are commonly understood as the primary reason for the beginning of the intellectual decline of Muslims.
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And Al Haytham was no anomaly: He was part of a network of scientists and thinkers that arose in Central Asia and the Middle East during the era of the Abbasid Caliphate.
The authorities could seize 13 bullets of a Grenov machine gun, eightpocketknives, 22 coins dating back to the Abbasid Caliphate's era, twoancient swords related to late kings of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), and around 2 kilograms of gemstones, according to security reports.
It depicts the social, economic and political life in the second Abbasid Caliphate that saw turbulence in power in the lifetime of Al-Hallaj.
In a press statement, Katara said this year's edition of the festival will highlight the work and impact of Abu Yusef ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, a prominent Arab Muslim philosopher, mathematician, physician and musician who lived in the Abbasid Caliphate between 801-873.
While this forensic approach to the sources may at times be challenging to read, his diligent summaries of political personages, places, dates, and events over a sixty-year period fill a gap in our knowledge of a large and important part of the early Islamicate world--when the Abbasid caliphate was at the height of its strength, before al-Ma'mun instituted the mihna that led to the diminished authority of the caliph on religious matters, and before the de facto eclipsing of caliphal political authority in the East by the Samanids.
KUWAIT, Feb 10 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti-Italian archaeological mission to Failaka Island has uncovered several proofs, mainly at the village of Al Qurainiyah, referring that it was inhabited in the early Abbasid Caliphate period.
Iraq may hope that the seat of Abbasid Caliphate holds the main focus.
It is the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, the 8th-century architecture of the Abbasid Caliphate, and the Al-Tar Caves that keep her there despite the war.
Close to the construction site of the Sheikh Khalifa mosque in Al Ain, DCT Abu Dhabi archaeologists discovered several falaj (irrigation waterways), at least three buildings and, more significantly, a mosque which dates back to Islam's early golden age of the Abbasid Caliphate - 1,000 years ago.