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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(43.) Official biography, website of Abd al-Malik al-Saadi, undated, http://www.alomah-alwasat.com/page.php?id=3.
Ashabun, 'Abd al-Malik, al-Bidaya wa-l-nihaya fi-l-riwaya al-'arabiyya, El Cairo, Ru'ya li-l-nasr wa-l-tawzi', 2013.
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.
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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.
'Abd al-'Aziz Jughayman (also known as 'Abd al-Malik al-Ahsa'i), who was from al-Ahsa, was killed fighting in Idlib on November 24, 2012.
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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.
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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.D., but experts now believe his nephew and successor al-Walid II built the palace.