Omayyad


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Omayyad

, Ommiad
1. a caliph of the dynasty ruling (661--750 ad) from its capital at Damascus
2. an emir (756--929 ad) or caliph (929--1031 ad) of the Omayyad dynasty in Spain
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But even then, Ali's accession was opposed by many Quraishis, including Mu'awiya (who was later to found the Omayyad Dynasty).
Other examples of actions speaking louder than words might include the pope's respectful, prayerful visit to the Grand Omayyad Mosque in Damascus in May 2001, not long after the Vatican document Dominus Iesus had asserted that non-Catholics are in a "gravely deficient situation"; or his March 2000 visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem amid acrimonious debates between Jews and Catholics.
he will appear on the third minaret of the Omayyad mosque,
Tony Blair (right), with the Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Omayyad Mosque in Damascus yesterday
Pope John Paul II joined by the Mufti Ahmed Kuftaro enters the Omayyad Mosque.
His visit in two months to the Omayyad site in the Syrian capital of Damascus was announced by the Arab country's Archbishop Isidor Battica, who is organising the Pope's itinerary.
Throw in tours of the Omayyad Mosque, the shrine of John The Baptist, the Azem Palace and the chapels of St Paul and St Ananias and culture overload will have set in by teatime.
The Omayyad Khalifate, established in Syria soon after Omar, adopted Damascus, not Jerusalem, as its capital even though Jerusalem was part of that kingdom.
Remains in Jerash include Neolithic, Greek, Byzantine and Omayyad and provide yet another fascinating trip through time with the oval plaza, streets of columns and the north and south theatres.
The coffin will be carried to Assad's palace compound overlooking the city for an official ceremony, then down the hill to the central Omayyad Circle, containing the national library and other landmark buildings, and on to the white marble al-Shaab or "People's Palace," to lie in state for five hours while visitors pay their last respects.
Our tents were pitched and ready for us when we arrived at our first camp site, beside the isolated, ruined Omayyad castle of Qasr Tuba.
They went to Karbala and saw the shrine of Imam Hoseyn, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, martyred by the Omayyad caliph, and to the shrine of Ali, the first Shiite imam, at Najaf.