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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Thereafter, Abdul Malik Bin Marwan built the Dome of the Rock in 691 CE, which was than covered through the thin sheet of gold by late Shah Hussain with 35 tones', which the Jews believed to be use in their purpose when they will build their own third temple in future.
Asma advised her son before the fight against the Damascus ruler Abdul Malik bin Marwan saying she will be grieving for him only if he is killed in a vain and unjust cause.
Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock were built by the Umayyads, and the mosque contains the Mawani mosque, named after the Umayyad Caliph Abdul Malik bin Marwan, who built the mosque which was then completed by his son al-Walid bin Abdul Malik.
The Dome of the Rock, the elaborately designed dome-shaped structure in its current state was built by Umayyad Caliph Abdul Malik Bin Marwan.
There were also popular and folkloric performances by the GAM Popular Arts Band and the Ma'an Youth Band, and artistic acts presented by the students of Thu Al Nourain Private School and Abdul Malik Bin Marwan School.