Abd al-Malik


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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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The Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik had just defeated a usurper from Mecca when he began building on the site of Herod's Temple, which had been destroyed by Vespasian in 70 AD.
We have a problem with Saudi Arabia because they found out about the weapons we sent by way of the Red Sea to Abd al-Malik Al-Huthi's Shiia group in Yemen [the Houthis are supported by Iran--and formerly by Khartoum].
6--Islah Party MP Ali Al-Ansi, speaking with the Yemen Times on Tuesday, denounced a meeting held the previous day in Sa'ada city between Houthi leader Abd Al-Malik Al-Houthi and a delegation of presidential advisors.
In the center of that platform is the golden Dome of the Rock shrine, built by Caliph Abd al-Malik in the 7th century C.
Guatanamo: His body ravaged and weakened by a 50-day hunger strike staged in protest at alleged mistreatment of Korans at Guantanamo jail, Abd al-Malik Abd al-Wahab has a message for his loved ones.
Ben Arfa was a teenage prodigy with Lyon when he was introduced to a group practicing Sufism by French rapper Abd al-Malik (inset), joining them in Morocco.
The site was long believed to have been built during the reign of Ummayad caliph Hisham bin Abd al-Malik, between 724 and 743 A.
In January, Algerian security services arrested Sidi Mohamed Mahjoub, a Polisario imam, who hid arms, 20 kilos of explosives, and correspondence with AQIM leader Abd al-Malik Droukdel in his home, the same source said, noting that these captures were confirmed by regional experts Abdul Hameed Bakier of the Jamestown Foundation in Washington and Claude Moniquet of the Brussels-based European Strategic Intelligence & Security Center.
The tribal rebels known as Huthis, after their leader, Abd al-Malik al-Huthi, are Shiite and have been in on-and-off rebellion since 2004.
An enemy of the central government who is at least as dangerous is Abd al-Malik al-Huthi, leader of a rebel movement in the north of the country, which has been battling the government on and off since 2004.
AD 650-670; the third phase consists of Umayyad Imperial Image coins depicting a Byzantine emperor, but now with meaningful administrative legends either in Greek or in Arabic; and the fourth comprises coins with the Standing Figure/Caliph used until the introduction of epigraphic coin types by Abd al-Malik in the year 77 AH/AD 696.
There are fascinating glimpses here of the friendship between Cervantes and the Sicilian humanist Antonio Veneziano; of Cervantes' possible discussions in the Tuscan language with Hasan Veneciano; and of his possible friendship with the poet and Moroccan ruler Abd al-Malik.