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the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus

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"On the tenth day of Muharram, Husain was brutally murdered by troops of the Ummayyad Caliph Yazid after refusing to take the oath of fealty to him.
But Kraemer sharply reminds us that even under the great Ummayyad caliph, 'Abd al-Rahman III (d.
In the event, it led to the establishment of the caliphate as a familial dynasty, known historically as the Ummayyad dynasty, which ruled the Muslim empire from 661 to 750.
With the expansion, the political center of gravity shifted from Arabia to the Fertile Crescent (first Damascus under the Ummayyad Dynasty, 661-750 A.D.; then Baghdad under the Abbasids, 750-1258 A.D.).
Aoun met on Thursday with Information Minister Mohsen Bilal and visited the Ummayyad Mosque in Damascus.
For instance, while Ali Zain Al Abidin (the son of Imam Hussein) was able to compromise and accept Ummayyad rule, Mohammad Ibn Hanafiyah (son of Ali by a Hanafi woman), rebelled against the Ummayyads in 687 AD.
In fact, the organization believed that the rise of nationalism among Muslims, including Arabs and Persians, was the result of the "criminal" practices of the Ummayyad dynasty - that followed the rule of the Prophet Muhammad and the Rashidun - which restricted Government posts to Arabs and discriminated against non-Arab Muslims, particularly Persians, thereby giving rise to violent reactions by Persians and other non-Arab Muslims.(36)
Baqir continued with the accommodating approach towards the Ummayyads taken by his father, but those Shiites displeased with this approach supported Zaid Ibn Ali, the younger brother of Zain Al Abidin.