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  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Umayyads
The Courtyard of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, one of the grandest architectural legacies of the Umayyads.
The Umayyad clan had bitter rivalry with the Hashim clan (from which came the Abbasid clan), especially as Abu Sufian was the most determined and bitterest enemy of Muhammad, and sought to exterminate the adherents of the new religion, by waging a series of battles.
These uprisings, coupled with the increased resistance of the foes of the Umayyads, the Franks under Charles Martel in France, the Byzantines in Anatolia, the Turkic Khanate in Transoxiana, and the newly invigorated Hindu principalities in India, exhausted the Syrian corps used as the backbone of the Umayyad army.
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The Umayyads were an Islamic dynasty established by the caliph Muawiyah I (Mu'awiya) in 661.
The Umayyad period was characterized by Arabization--the spread and intermarriage of Arabs with native peoples and the adoption of Arabic as the common language within the empire.
Uthman ibn Affan, a member of the prominent Umayyad family of Mecca, had been elected to the caliphate in 644 to succeed Umar I, but his weakness and nepotism resulted in rebellion and he was murdered in 656.
mb-soft.com /believe/txh/umayyad.htm   (901 words)

 swuklink: Searchable Time-Line     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Death of the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik; succeeded by al-Walid I ibn Abd al-Malik
Umayyad caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz succeeded by Yazid II ibn Abd al-Malik
Umayyad caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (724—) is succeeded by al-Walid II ibn Abd al-Malik (-744)
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 Ramla: Arab Capital of the Province of Palestine
It served as the Umayyad and Abbasid capital of the Province of Palestine (Jund Filistin), and the seat of Arab governors of the province in the 8th and 9th centuries.
The remains of the original structure, erected at the beginning of the 8th century during Umayyad rule, were incorporated in the restoration work by Salah al-Din (Saladin) at the end of the 12th century.
A large and varied assemblage of pottery from the Umayyad period was found in the excavations.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Archaeology/Ramla.html   (794 words)

 Umayyad: umayyad dynasty, umayyad period
The term "Umayyad" is Greek, referring to "Banu Umayyah" those descended from Umayya ibn Abd Shams, the great-grandfather of Muawiya.
This established the Umayyad dynasty, and the capital of the caliphate was moved to Damascus.
Syria remained the Umayyad powerbase to the end of its existence in the Near East.
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 Israel Antiquities Authority - Gallery of Sites and Finds
Ramla was founded in the early eighth century (712 - 715 CE) by the Umayyad caliph Suleiman ibn 'Abd el-Malik (brother of Walid I), the former governor of Jund Filistin (the District of Palestine).
Only in the Umayyad mosque, called the White Mosque (which was later renovated, probably in the Ayyubid period), were several remains of that period preserved.
The first stage is dated to the period of the Umayyads, when the enclosure was erected in its original form.
www.antiquities.org.il /site_Item_eng.asp?id=125   (851 words)

 Wikinfo | Umayyad
The Umayyad Dynasty (ummawiyy) was the first dynasty of caliphs of the Prophet Muhammad who were not closely related to Muhammad himself, though they were of the same Makkan tribe, the Quraish.
Ironically, the Quraishi clan from which the Umayyad's originated were bitter enemies of Muhammad.
This established the Umayyad dynasty, the capital was moved to Damascus
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 Caliph Yazid and the Umayyad dynasties
It was charistically Umayyad that he should have passed a third of his nights listening to the history of the Arabs.
The tolerant policies of the Umayyads and their cooperation with the native Christian populations enabled the latter to play an important role by handing on to the conquerors much of their Greco-Aramaic culture and civilization.
The five military areas into which the Umayyads divided the country corresponded closely to the earlier Byzantine districts, and the general survival of pre-Arab machinery is reflected in the names for coins, weights and measures, which the Arabs adopted.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/980323/1998032326.html   (1078 words)

 Syria Gate - About Syria - Aleppo - The Great Mosque (The Umayyad Mosque)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The site of the Great Mosque is the former Agora from the Hellenistic period, which later became the garden for the Cathedral of St. Helena, during the Christian era.
It was built by the Umayyad Caliph al Walid, who had earlier founded the Great Mosque in Damascus.
It was completed in 717 by his successor Caliph Suleiman.
www.syriagate.com /Syria/about/cities/Aleppo/great_mosque.htm   (250 words)

 Umayyad - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Image:Omayyad mosque.jpg The Umayyad Dynasty (Arabic بنو أمية banū umayya / الأمويون al-umawiyyūn); Persian امویان (Omaviyân), Turkish, Emevi,) was the first dynasty of caliphs of the Prophet Muhammad who were not closely related to Muhammad himself, though they were of the same Meccan tribe, the Quraish.
Ironically, the clan from which the Umayyads originated had originally been bitter enemies.
When Ali was assassinated in 661, his son Hasan pledged allegiance to Muawiyah and Muawiyah was declared caliph of all Muslim lands.
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