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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 auction will also include an original coin and pendant from the Ummaiyad and Abbasid dynasty, around 1,300 years old, which is 21K gold weighing 4.3gm along with other rare banknotes and currencies to be announced closer to the date.
Jews lived in Baghdad from the days of its establishment as the capital of the Abbasid dynasty to the beginning of the seventh decade of the 20th century, when the last wave of Baghdadi Jews immigrated to Israel.
The green color of the flag represents Prophet Muhammad and his family members; the black represents the Abbasid dynasty; the white represents the Arab leadership; and the red in the corner represents either the Arab tribes or the struggle of the Arabs.
It then became an important intellectual centre under the Abbasid Dynasty, where it got its famed School of Grammar and produced prominent Arab intellectuals like the mathematician and astronomer Ibn Al Haitham, the Sufi mystic Rabia Al Adawiya, and the literary giant Al Jahiz.
Al-Jahiz, the "father of Arabic prose," as he is sometimes called, lived in Basra and Baghdad during the first century of the Abbasid dynasty, an era of remarkable cultural and intellectual brilliance that transformed medieval Arabo-Islamic civilization into a learning society with the written word as the basis of knowledge.
In chapter 5, Hawa discusses the evolution and dynamics that led the Abbasid dynasty to wield power.
The Abbasid Dynasty encouraged this as a way of legitimizing their rule.
This book tells the magnificent tale of the spread of knowledge and the development of sciences in Central Asia during what is commonly known as the 'Islamic Golden Age,' roughly starting with the rise of the Abbasid Dynasty and ending after the Tamerlane's reign.
Baghdad was the seat of the Arabs' second empire led by the caliphs of the Abbasid Dynasty. The first Arab empire was that of the caliphs from the Umayyad Dynasty, which was founded in Damascus by the relatively rich members of Quraysh, Muhammad's tribe.
But, as usual, all good things must end, and the Umayyad were overthrown -- but not completely, as it turned out -- by the newly established Abbasid dynasty, with a strong assist from Persian Muslims, in 750.
Among the most influential dynasties in the development of Arabic calligraphy were the Abbasid Dynasty (758-1258 AD), the Safavic Dynasty (1502-1736 AD) developed in Persia and the Ottoman Dynasty (1444-1923 AD).
The work, titled A Bouquet of History: A history of the Caliphs from the Time of the Prophet to the end of the Abbasid Dynasty, covers about a century and a half of Islamic history.