Despite their kinship with the Alids
, the Abbasids mistreated Ali's descendants and the Shias.
Most of their treatment is chronological, describing such stages of the history and Arabia on the eve of Islam, the Prophet's mission in Mecca and Medina, the ummah becomes an Arab kingdom, Alids
versus Abbasids and Shi'ites versus Sunnites, and the end of the formative period of Medieval Islam.
D, presents the genealogical tables of the Quraysh, the Ummayads of Damascus and Cordova, the Abbasids, and the Alids
AN ambitious, alids
production of Our Day Out could have been the banana skin that led to an embarrassing slip-up by Maverick Theatre.
Wilferd Madelung ("Abu Isbaq al-Sabi on the Alids
of Tabaristan and Gilan," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 26 : 51) has established that Fakhr al-Dawla sought refuge with the Zaydi ddi Abu 1-Hasan 'Ali b.
In a note commenting on al-Mutadid's dream of Ali ibn Abi Talib telling the Caliph to be good to the Alids
, Rosenthal comments that since "this is a contemporary report, we cannot dismiss the dream as a literary convention.
He sees the Isma'ilis as direct and ardent proselytizers whose greatest success was in Upper Sind, among such groups as earlier Alids
who had intermarried with indigenous Sindis and even lost their Arabic language, but especially the Hindu community and particularly its agrarian elite.
Yet the Alid
cause soon gained support from other groups which joined the Shi'ite movement against the Sunni status quo.