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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Once the legendary dynasty of the Omayyads had chosen Damascus as its capital in the 7th century, the Syrian city acquired a fabulous reputation.
The Omayyad Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most beautiful and precious Mosques in the Muslim world.
Women, veiled or otherwise, come here to buy -- and so do men," lingerie seller Samer said at his colorful stall on the way to the celebrated Omayyad Mosque.
The Pirqe De Rabbi Eliezer, composed in the land of Israel circa 725 CE, during the closing days of the Omayyad dynasty, even contains Arab legends.
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,
the Omayyad dynasty defeated and killed the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein to secure the leadership of the Muslim community.
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.