[14] The Umayyads under the leadership of Abu Sufyan ibn Harb were the principal leaders of Meccan opposition to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, but after the latter captured Mecca in 630, Abu Sufyan and the Quraysh embraced Islam. [110], As the empire grew, the number of qualified Arab workers was too small to keep up with the rapid expansion of the empire. Umar bin Abdul-Aziz developed it further by building caravanserais at stages along the Khurasan highway. The Umayyad Caliphate exhibited four main social classes: 1. [74] According to local legend, the minaret is named after the daughter of the merchant who provided the lead for the minaret's roof who was married to Syria's ruler at the time. [17][18][19] Abu Sufyan and the Umayyads relocated to Medina, Islam's political centre, to maintain their new-found political influence in the nascent Muslim community. He reassembled the mosaics on the qibla wall and replaced all the marble tiles in the prayer hall. Arab troops were dressed and armed in Greek fashion. higher status. [22] The bottom part of the minaret most likely dates back to the Abbasid era in the 9th century. in the Umayyad Caliphate as compared to the Abbasid Caliphate. [59] The caliph applied a decentralized approach to governing Iraq by forging alliances with its tribal nobility, such as the Kufan leader al-Ash'ath ibn Qays, and entrusting the administration of Kufa and Basra to highly experienced members of the Thaqif tribe, al-Mughira ibn Shu'ba and the latter's protege Ziyad ibn Abihi (whom Mu'awiya adopted as his half-brother), respectively. The Fatimids of Egypt, who adhered to Shia Islam, conquered Damascus in 970, but few recorded improvements of the mosque were undertaken by the new rulers. [50], The Ottomans under Selim I conquered Damascus from the Mamluks in 1516. The failure of the siege marked the end of serious Arab ambitions against the Byzantine capital. It also imposed and collected taxes and disbursed revenue. These were the first coins minted by a Muslim government in history. Located in the old city of Damascus and built between 705 and 715 AD by the Umayyad Caliph al-Walid I, Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus. In the early period of Islam, justice was administered by Muhammad and the orthodox Caliphs in person. [128] After the plague that killed much of the Muslim army in Syria, by marrying Maysun, Muawiyah used the Syriac Orthodox Christians against the Byzantines. [86] Marwan died in April 685 and was succeeded by his eldest son Abd al-Malik. Waiting for the Next Moment | Balance in Presence - Duration: 13:17. In 720, another major revolt arose in Iraq, this time led by Yazid ibn al-Muhallab. This caused social unrest, as the new converts were not given the same rights as Muslim Arabs. [59] After al-Mughira's death in 670, Mu'awiya attached Kufa and its dependencies to the governorship of Basra, making Ziyad the practical viceroy over the eastern half of the Caliphate. [60] In return for recognizing his suzerainty, maintaining order and the forwarding of a relatively token portion of the provincial tax revenues to Damascus, the caliph let his governors rule with practical independence. [27] The Seljuk atabeg of Damascus, Toghtekin (r. 1104–1128), repaired the northern wall in 1110 and two inscribed panels located above its doorways were dedicated to him. paid a tax, known as jizya, which the Muslims did not have to pay, who would instead pay the zakat tax. The Arab Empire of the Umayyads, G. 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[46] Ali's coalition steadily disintegrated and many Iraqi tribal nobles secretly defected to Mu'awiya, while the latter's ally Amr ibn al-As ousted Ali's governor from Egypt in July 658. In order to reduce forgery, Diwan al-Khatam (Bureau of Registry), a kind of state chancellery, was instituted by Mu'awiyah. [40] Mu'awiya did not claim the caliphate, but was determined to retain control of Syria and opposed Ali in the name of avenging his kinsman Uthman, accusing the caliph of culpability in his death. Arcades (riwaq) surround the courtyard supported by alternating stone columns and piers. [83], The Umayyad Mosque holds great significance to Shia and Sunni Muslims, as this was the destination of the ladies and children of the family of Muhammad, made to walk here from Iraq, following the Battle of Karbala. Both the central and local governments were compensated for the services each provided. The ten horns represent the ten names of the leaders of the Umayyad dynasty: Abu Sufyan, Muawiya, Yazid, Marwan, Abd al-Malik, Walid, Sulayman, Umar, Hisham, and Ibrahim. [77] The main body of the minaret is square-shaped and the spire is octagonal. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān succeeded his grandfather ʿAbd Allāh as emir of Córdoba in October 912 at the age In response to Christian protest at the move, al-Walid ordered all the other confiscated churches in the city to be returned to the Christians as compensation. He quickly attracted the enmity of many, both by executing a number of those who had opposed his accession and by persecuting the Qadariyya. Aleppo Syria Syrian Civil War Barada Ghouta. Al-Walid was succeeded by his brother, Sulayman (715–717), whose reign was dominated by a protracted siege of Constantinople. Hisham reformed it and paid only to those who participated in battle. [35] Moreover, the lucrative Sasanian crown lands of Iraq, which Umar had designated as communal property for the benefit of the Arab garrison towns of Kufa and Basra, were turned into caliphal crown lands to be used at Uthman's discretion. Two tribes namely the Kalb and the Qays argued around for two candidates for caliph; Ibn- al- Zubayr and Marwan- ibn- al- Hakam. Following the Umayyad defeat in the "Day of Thirst" in 724, Ashras ibn 'Abd Allah al-Sulami, governor of Khurasan, promised tax relief to those Sogdians who converted to Islam but went back on his offer when it proved too popular and threatened to reduce tax revenues. Mu'awiyah introduced postal service, Abd al-Malik extended it throughout his empire, and Walid made full use of it. In 739 a major Berber Revolt broke out in North Africa, which was probably the largest military setback in the reign of Caliph Hisham. The Umayyads also began the process of spreading Islam throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. Their campaign was framed as one of proselytism (dawah). Previté-Orton argues that the reason for the decline of the Umayyads was the rapid expansion of Islam. During the reign of al-Walid, the Umayyads conquered nearly the entirety of the Iberian Peninsula (except for the northernmost Christian kingdom of Asturias) under the military leadership of Tariq ibn Ziyad (whose name gives rise to 'Gibraltar' – Jabal Tariq, or 'Mountain of Tariq') and Musa ibn Nusayr from 711 to 716 CE, decimating the preceding Visigothic Kingdom of Spain. The main hall is divided into three aisles covered by barrel vaults, which rest on the side walls and two transverse arches. Also, as conversions increased, tax revenues from non-Muslims decreased to dangerous lows. The conquests of Transoxiana, Sindh and Hispania accrued a massive amount of war spoils for the Caliphate, akin in value to the total value of the conquests achieved by the Rashidun caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab. Although the chronology remains somewhat uncertain, the building seems to have been completed in 692, which means that it was under construction during the conflict with Ibn al-Zubayr. Marwan immediately moved the capital north to Harran, in present-day Turkey. [28] Under Mu'awiya's stewardship, Syria remained domestically peaceful, organized and well-defended from its former Byzantine rulers. [80], The Western Minaret (Arabic: مئذنة الغربيّة, Mi'dhanatu 'l-Gharbiyyah) is also known as the "Minaret of Qaitbay" as it was built by Mamluk sultan Qaitbay in 1488. [59][66] However, in an unprecedented move in Islamic politics, Mu'awiya nominated his own son, Yazid I, as his successor in 676, introducing hereditary rule to caliphal succession and, in practice, turning the office of the caliph into a kingship. [71] With a height of 36 meters (118 ft), the dome rests on an octagonal substructure with two arched windows on each of its sides. It was only during the reign of Abd al-Malik that government work began to be regularly recorded in Arabic. The distinction seems to indicate that the Umayyads "regarded themselves as God's representatives at the head of the community and saw no need to share their religious power with, or delegate it to, the emergent class of religious scholars. He also introduced a uniquely Muslim coinage, marked by its aniconic decoration, which supplanted the Byzantine and Sasanian coins that had previously been in use. [73] It is generally believed that both the Minaret of Jesus and the Western Minaret were built on the foundation of Ancient Roman towers (temenos), but some scholars[who?] [45] At that point, Mu'awiya entered Kufa and received the allegiance of the Iraqis. This article is about the Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus. [128] Muawiyah now could use the Jacobite Christians to restore the ranks of the plague-depleted army against the Romans. The seven heads of the dragon are symbolic of the seven provinces of the lands dominated by the Umayyads: Damascus, Persia, Arabia, Egypt, Africa, Andalusia, and Transoxiana. [58] The garrison towns of Kufa and Basra, populated by the Arab immigrants and troops who arrived during the conquest of Iraq in the 630s–640s, resented the transition of power to Syria. Syria - Syria - The Umayyads: The early Umayyad period was one of strength and expansion. Under Governor Yusuf bin Umar, the postal department of Iraq cost 4,000,000 dirhams a year. The Seljuk king Tutush (r. 1079–1095) initiated the repair of damage caused by the 1069 fire. From the caliphate's north-western African bases, a series of raids on coastal areas of the Visigothic Kingdom paved the way to the permanent occupation of most of Iberia by the Umayyads (starting in 711), and on into south-eastern Gaul (last stronghold at Narbonne in 759). Muawiyah I's family, including his progenitors, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb and his wife Hind bint Utbah, were originally opponents of Islam and particularly of Muhammad until the Conquest of Mecca, but they converted to the religion in 630. The Minaret of the Bride (Madhanat al-Arus) was the first one built and is located on the mosque's northern wall. It was to survive for centuries. The caliph's palace, Medina Azahara is on the outskirts of the city, where an estimated 10,000 laborers and artisans worked for decades on the palace, constructing the decorated buildings and courtyards filled with fountains and airy domes. It was the largest temple in Roman Syria. Each of these was further subdivided into more branches, offices, and departments. The Mihrab of the Companions of the Prophet (named after the Sahaba) is situated in the eastern half. The coinage reform which led to the issue of this coin began in 77 AH (696-697 AD) under the Umayyad Caliph 'Abd al-Malik. Rashidun Caliphate. This had led some historians, both medieval and modern, to suggest that the Dome of the Rock was built as a destination for pilgrimage to rival the Kaaba, which was under the control of Ibn al-Zubayr. Place a if you understand what you read. Bohemond VI of Antioch, a leading general in the invasion, ordered Catholic Mass to be performed in the Umayyad Mosque. [dubious – discuss] They were able to carry fifty to a hundred men at a time. Ali agreed to settle the matter with Mu'awiya by arbitration, though the talks failed to achieve a resolution. [59] They remained divided, nonetheless, as both cities competed for power and influence in Iraq and its eastern dependencies and remained divided between the Arab tribal nobility and the early Muslim converts, the latter of whom were divided between the pro-Alids (loyalists of Ali) and the Kharijites, who followed their own strict interpretation of Islam. An Umayyad, 25 kilometres south of the Capital d complex (settlement) at the modern village of Qastal (Amman) and 100 metres west of the airport Highway .It is one of the oldest and most complete Umayyad provincial communities in the Near East. Another of Muhammad's grandsons, Husayn ibn Ali, would be killed by Yazid in the Battle of Karbala. It was separated from the city by two sets of walls. Syria remained the Umayyads' main power base thereafter, and Damascus was their capital. Muawiyah also declared his son, Yazid, as his successor in breach of a treaty with Hassan, Muhammad's grandson. Vigorous political and religious opposition to the Umayyad caliphate, which led to their overthrow by rebel groups, including the Abbasids, who took control of the empire. The waqf of the Umayyad Mosque was the largest in the city, employing 596 people. A large courtyard occupies the northern part of the mosque complex, while the haram ("sanctuary") covers the southern part. [120] Donner adds "Zoroastrians continued to exist in large numbers in northern and western Iran and elsewhere for centuries after the rise of Islam, and indeed, much of the canon of Zoroastrian religious texts was elaborated and written down during the Islamic period. [29] In 1113, the Seljuk atabeg of Mosul, Sharaf al-Din Mawdud (r. 1109–1113), was assassinated in the Umayyad Mosque. [61], In the 1980s and in the early 1990s, Syrian president Hafez al-Assad ordered a wide-scale renovation of the mosque. [76] The eldest surviving Sufyanid, al-Walid ibn Utba, the son of Mu'awiya I's full brother, died shortly after Mu'awiya II's death, while another paternal uncle of the deceased caliph, Uthman ibn Anbasa ibn Abi Sufyan, who had support from the Kalb of the Jordan district, recognized the caliphate of his maternal uncle Ibn al-Zubayr. The first four caliphs created a stable administration for the empire, following the practices and administrative institutions of the Byzantine Empire which had ruled the same region previously. Muslim traveler Ibn Jubayr described the mosque as containing many different zawaya for religious and Quranic studies. [68], Four mihrabs line the sanctuary's rear wall, the main one being the Great Mihrab which is located roughly at the center of the wall. The mosque was completed in 715, shortly after al-Walid's death, by his successor, Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (r. Marwan II (740–50) abandoned the old division and introduced the Kurdus (cohort), a small compact body. Timeline of important events related to the Umayyad dynasty, the first great Muslim dynasty to rule the empire of the caliphate, sometimes referred to as the Arab kingdom. Non-Muslim free persons (Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians) 4. The level of the stone pavement had become uneven over time due to several repairs throughout the mosque's history, but recent work on the courtyard has restored it to its consistent Umayyad-era levels. Hisham's reign witnessed the end of expansion in the west, following the defeat of the Arab army by the Franks at the Battle of Tours in 732. [41], Although Ali was able to replace Uthman's governors in Egypt and Iraq with relative ease, Mu'awiya had developed a solid power-base and an effective military against the Byzantines from the Arab tribes of Syria. Abd al-Malik is credited with centralizing the administration of the Caliphate and with establishing Arabic as its official language. The final son of Abd al-Malik to become caliph was Hisham (724–43), whose long and eventful reign was above all marked by the curtailment of military expansion. The later Emirate of Cordoba (an offshoot of the Umayyad dynasty in exile) established many endearing architectural projects in the Iberian Peninsula such as the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and Medina Azahara, which influenced the architectural styles during the Middle Ages. It receives its name because it is thought to resemble an eagle, with the dome itself being the eagle's head while the eastern and western flanks of the prayer hall represent the wings. Muawiya's wife Maysum (Yazid's mother) was also a Jacobite Christian. The coinage reform which led to the issue of this coin began in 77 AH (696-697 AD) under the Umayyad Caliph 'Abd al-Malik. Iran was Sunni at the time. [110], The Umayyad army was mainly Arab, with its core consisting of those who had settled in urban Syria and the Arab tribes who originally served in the army of the Eastern Roman empire in Syria. [31] In Medina, he relied extensively on the counsel of his Umayyad cousins, the brothers al-Harith and Marwan ibn al-Hakam. According to art historian, Finnbar Barry Flood, "the construction of the Damascus mosque not only irrevocably altered the urban landscape of the city, inscribing upon it a permanent affirmation of Muslim hegemony, but by giving the Syrian congregational mosque its definitive form it also transformed the subsequent history of the mosque in general. The new campaigns resulted in a number of successful raids into Anatolia, but also in a major defeat (the Battle of Akroinon), and did not lead to any significant territorial expansion. The Hashimiyya movement (a sub-sect of the Kaysanites Shia), led by the Abbasid family, overthrew the Umayyad caliphate. [45][47] In July 660 Mu'awiya was formally recognized as caliph in Jerusalem by his Syrian tribal allies. In January 750 the two forces met in the Battle of the Zab, and the Umayyads were defeated. Muawiyah married Maysum, the daughter of the chief of the Kalb tribe, a large Jacobite Christian Arab tribe in Syria. The exact year of the minaret's original construction is unknown. [43], The Mamluk Viceroy of Syria, Tankiz, carried out restoration work in the mosque in 1326–28. Some information used in the article is provided by the footnotes of this source. Local expenses were paid for by taxes coming from that province, with the remainder each year being sent to the central government in Damascus. Al-Walid, who personally supervised the project, had most of the cathedral, including the musalla, demolished. The first level consists of large semi-circular arches, while the second level is made up of double arches. [45] The decision to arbitrate fundamentally weakened Ali's political position as he was forced to negotiate with Mu'awiya on equal terms, while it drove a significant number of his supporters, who became known as the Kharijites, to revolt. [25][26], Abu Bakr's successor Umar (r. 634–644) curtailed the influence of the Qurayshite elite in favor of Muhammad's earlier supporters in the administration and military, but nonetheless allowed the growing foothold of Abu Sufyan's sons in Syria, which was all but conquered by 638. The Central Board of Revenue administered the entire finances of the empire. [40] The mosaics that decorated the mosque were a specific target of the restoration project and they had a major influence on Mamluk architecture in Syria and Egypt. [77][81] At the subsequent Battle of Marj Rahit in August 684, Marwan led his tribal allies to a decisive victory against a much larger Qaysite army led by al-Dahhak, who was slain. Kufa fell to the Hashimiyya in 749, the last Umayyad stronghold in Iraq, Wasit, was placed under siege, and in November of the same year Abul Abbas as-Saffah was recognized as the new caliph in the mosque at Kufa. It removed all symbolism associated with Byzantine or Sassanian rule. [30] He was elected by the shura council, composed of Muhammad's cousin Ali, al-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam, Talha ibn Ubayd Allah, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas and Abd al-Rahman ibn Awf, all of whom were close, early companions of Muhammad and belonged to the Quraysh. History Umayyad Dynasty Rise. to 1038 C.E. - Duration: 10:49. [22] The Abbasid governor of Damascus, al-Fadl ibn Salih ibn Ali, built the so-called Dome of the Clock[dubious – discuss] in the eastern section of the mosque in 780. [54] Toward the end of his reign the caliph entered a thirty-year truce with Byzantine emperor Constantine IV (r. 668–685),[55] obliging the Umayyads to pay the Empire an annual tribute of gold, horses and slaves. The Umayyad Palace is actually just the big house of one of the Governors’ of the Territory of Jordan during the Umayyad Dynasty and was also used by subsequent occupiers like the Fatimids, Mamluks, ..etc. It was followed by the collapse of Umayyad authority in al-Andalus. The architect recycled the columns and arcades of the church, dismantling and repositioning them in the new structure. Place a ! A laborer engaging in repair work accidentally started the fire when he was smoking his nargila (water pipe). He was a Melkite Christian official of the early Umayyad Caliphate. [32] From early in his reign, Uthman displayed explicit favouritism to his kinsmen, in stark contrast to his predecessors. The new house of worship was meant to serve as a large congregational mosque for the citizens of Damascus and as a tribute to the city. [73], The Minaret of the Bride is divided into two sections; the main tower and the spire which are separated by a lead roof. [13] By the end of the 6th century, the Umayyads dominated the Quraysh's increasingly prosperous trade networks with Syria and developed economic and military alliances with the nomadic Arab tribes that controlled the northern and central Arabian desert expanses, affording the clan a degree of political power in the region. The problem of the rights of non-Arab Muslims would continue to plague the Umayyads. "[82] Examples of the Umayyad Mosque's ground plan being used as a prototype for other mosques in the region include the al-Azhar Mosque and Baybars Mosque in Cairo, the Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain, and the Bursa Grand Mosque and Selimiye Mosque in Turkey. Survivors of the dynasty established themselves in Cordoba which, in the form of an emirate and then a caliphate, became a world centre[6][7] of science, medicine, philosophy and invention, ushering in the period of the Golden Age of Islam. [64][65], In contrast to Uthman, Mu'awiya restricted the influence of his Umayyad kinsmen to the governorship of Medina, where the dispossessed Islamic elite, including the Umayyads, were suspicious or hostile toward his rule. Eventually, the challenges led to its decline (Berkey 45-46). Struck at the Damascus mint (probable) in the year 106 AH (724-725 AD). [45] With his accession, the political capital and the caliphal treasury were transferred to Damascus, the seat of Mu'awiya's power. It removed all symbolism associated with Byzantine or Sassanian rule. Abd al-Malik also recommenced offensive warfare against Byzantium, defeating the Byzantines at Sebastopolis and recovering control over Armenia and Caucasian Iberia. Muawiya triumphed over Ali, the fourth caliph, and Muhammad's son-in-law, in 661, and officially founded the new caliphate. According to local Damascene tradition, relating from Hadith of Muhammad about the Qiyamah,[79] he will reach earth via the Minaret of Jesus, hence its name. These religious communities were not forced to convert to Islam, but were subject to a tax (jizyah) which was not imposed upon Muslims. A metallic, cuboidal indentation in the wall — Marks the place where the head of Husayn ibn Ali was kept for display by Yazīd, This page was last edited on 20 December 2020, at 22:37. These troops became crucial in the suppression of a revolt led by an Iraqi general, Ibn al-Ash'ath, in the early eighth century. In his efforts to spread Islam, he established liberties for the Mawali by abolishing the jizya tax for converts to Islam. The Tang dynasty sent 10,000 troops under Zhang Xiaosong to Ferghana. 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