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Abd al-Malik

(äb'do͝ol-mälĭk`), c.646–705, 5th UmayyadUmayyad
, 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.
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 caliph (685–705); son of Marwan I. At his accession, Islam was torn by dissension and threatened by the Byzantine Empire. With the help of his able general al-Hajjaj, Abd al-Malik overthrew the rival caliphs and united Islam. His battles with Byzantine forces were without final result. An able administrator, he reorganized the government and introduced Arabic coins, improved postal facilities, and made Arabic the official language.
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During the rule of Caliph Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik in the year 109H/727 A.
In the 8th century, during the rule of Abd Allah ibn 'Abd al-Malik (705-730 AD) Copts were tattooed as a means to distinguish them as a minority population, a time during which they suffered extensive religious persecution, according to the "Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom" by Catharine Cookson.
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Before his accession to the caliphate, al-Walid was married to Umm 'Abd al-Malik bt.
The caliphate of 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (65-86/685-705) was a crucial juncture for the formation of a new professional army.
Meanwhile, coins of the second category, tellingly, can be dated no earlier than the reign of 'Abd al-Malik (r.