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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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Recent Muslim sectarian extremist Sunni violence around fourteen centuries past killed, injured, tortured and put to death millions of Shiite leaders and Shi'ite populations worldwide from first post-Islam century by Umayyad and Abbassid dynasties up to present Wahabi and Salafi imperialism, in Muslim as well as non-Muslim countries, fourteen centuries after dawn of Islam.
They faded away, whereas the Dnieper Rus' survived and grew stronger, because their commercial activities were not aimed directly at the Abbassid caliphate but rather at Byzantium's silk market.
Lauziere understands the project of Purist Salafis to situate the term 'Salafism' in the Abbassid era, and exposes the misleadingness of such claim by stating that the term Salafi was used by the followers of Hanbali theology; the reality is that this term was used only from the 12 (th) century onwards.
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After the overthrow of the Ummayads, and the establishment of the Abbassid dynasty (from 750 to 1258 in Baghdad), a need was felt for a common code of law, partly required for the guidance of government, and the security of person and property, as well as to coincide with the 'wishes of the despots'.
Summary: In narrow market, which dates to Abbassid era more than 700 years ago, Iraqis peruse Christmas and New Year's decorations.
"We're here to protect civilians and children in the Abbassid region," one said.
The conflicts in Iraq and Syria, where jihadists seek to restore the Abbassid caliphate once centred on Baghdad, have allowed Al Qaeda and its fellow travellers to expand considerably.
Historic market set ablaze In Baghdad, two bomb blasts in the historic Shorjah market, which dates to the Abbassid era over 700 years ago, killed at least two people and wounded at least 11, officials said.
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