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Umayyad Line breaks: Umay|yad
Pronunciation: /ʊˈmʌɪjad/
(also Omayyad)

Definition of Umayyad in English:


A member of a Muslim dynasty that ruled the Islamic world from ad 660 (or 661) to 750 and Moorish Spain 756–1031. The dynasty claimed descent from Umayya, a distant relative of Muhammad.
Example sentences
  • Later Muslim historians accused the Umayyads of transforming the Islamic state into an Arab kingdom.
  • Honest and pious Muslims opposed to Umayyads usurping power were severely persecuted.
  • The one surviving member of the Umayyads fled to Spain where he continued to claim to be caliph at Cordoba.


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Relating to the Umayyad dynasty.
Example sentences
  • The example of Caliph Abdul Aziz from Umayyad dynasty is well known.
  • The Zaydis favored Zayd ibn Ali, grandson of Husayn, as fifth imam due to his activist revolutionary position against the Umayyad dynasty.
  • The black, white and green bands represent the Arab Abbasid, Umayyad and Fatimid dynasties respectively, while the crimson triangle joining the bands represents the Hashemite dynasty.
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