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U·may·yad

 (o͞o-mī′ăd) or O·may·yad also Om·mi·ad (ō-mī′ăd)
The first dynasty of Arab caliphs (661-750). Its capital was Damascus, and it is known for its encouragement of the arts and architecture.

Umayyad

(uːˈmaɪjæd)
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(Biography) a variant spelling of Omayyad
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Noun1.Umayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was DamascusUmayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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that pious scholars in fact not only consorted with the Umayyads, particularly during the Marwanid period, but actively colluded with them in articulating Islamic doctrine and legal praxis, and that the Umayyad period is worthy of our attention as a critical watershed era for the development of such doctrine and praxis.
Originally, the Umayyads had created a caliphal regime based in Damascus beginning in AD 661/Hijri 41.
Participation in battles Radeh and Damascus conquests in the time of Omar has stylized image of Umayyad and with the rise of Ottoman, Umayyad power was strengthened so that after the assassination of Uthman the Umayyads in Damascus could facing the caliphate which was legitimated by the votes of Mahajerin and Ansar.
Hossein is highly regarded by Shiite Muslims because he refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid I, the Umayyad caliph because he considered the rules of the Umayyads unjust.
It reminded of old war of Umayyads, Abbasids and new war of world powers and Mideast against Shi'ite Hussainiat
With photos) DAMASCUS, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- One citizen was killed by explosion of a roadside bomb on a bridge at the old fairgrounds road, which is extending from Umayyads square to Four Seasons International Hotel, It was announced here on Sunday.
Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock were built by the Umayyads, and the mosque contains the Mawani mosque, named after the Umayyad Caliph Abdul Malik bin Marwan, who built the mosque which was then completed by his son al-Walid bin Abdul Malik.
I have strong desire to be here with you at al-Umayyad Square , in the heart of Damascus, the capital of the Umayyads, Resistance, Civilization, the blessed Bilad al-Sham, which they wanted for to be transferred from the land of harmony, amity, and peace to a land which they plant with destruction, killing, and wreckage," said H.
To make sense of all this, and to show both the city's complexity and continuity, the author follows the activates of certain families, the Maccabees, Herodians, Umayyads, Saladin, Rothschilds and his own family, the Montefiores.
In other words, what "Islam" were the Umayyads promoting?
Imam al-Hussein and his household were slain in the battle of Taf in the hegira calendar year of 61 (681 AD) by an army of Umayyads upon orders from Yazid Ibn Muaawiya Ibn Abi Sufyan, the second Umayyad caliph.
Highlighting that the Umayyads chose flat regions when constructing cities, Tulek said, "The castle was on both a military route and a trade route and served military, political and commercial purposes for a long time.