Umayyad

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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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The Battle of Karbala was the result of Imam Hossein (PBUH)'s attempt to liberate the people of the region from the tyrannical rule of the second caliph of the Ummayad Caliphate, Yazid I.
the forces of Islam conquered the entire North African littoral and Libya became part of the Ummayad Caliphate of Damascus and, later, the Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad.
1) Abdulrahman al-Dakhil (733-88 CE), an heir apparent to the Ummayad caliphate who fled Damascus when a popular revolt erupted in 750.