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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Whatever his motivation, Abd al-Malik resacralised a Jewish site using Byzantine designs and Roman materials.
As Abd al-Malik was interested in it I contacted him, and I soon got involved.
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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.
Abd al-Malik por haberse convertido al islam su antepasado a manos de dicho califa (24).
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When Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, the Umayyad caliph, constructed the magnificent structure known as the Dome of the Rock (begun in 688 and completed in 691), Jerusalem's status rose in Muslim eyes Some Western and Israeli writers have interpreted this newly established grandeur in purely political terms.
Abd al-Malik Muhammad Muhammad is a jihadist of Jordanian origin, who also holds a Qatari national ID.
NEW YORK - Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Friday met with the Yemeni Foreign Minister Abd Al-Malik Abd Al-Jalil Al-Mikhlafi.