Umayyad

Ommiad noun the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
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Umayyad

Umayyad (OOmä'yäd) , the first Islamic dynasty (661–750). Their reign witnessed the return to leadership roles of the pre-Islamic Arab elite, and the rejuvenation of tribal loyalties. The Banu Ummaya constituted the higher stratum of the pre-Islamic Meccan elite. Having entered i...
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